We are thrilled to have internationally acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite as the Caulfield School of Dance Guest Artist for September 2020.
Crystal Pite’s Improvisation Masterclass:
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Times and Fees*:
4 – 5pm
Intermediate (Age 10/R.A.D. Grade IV or equivalent and up):
5 – 6:30pm
Advanced (Age 12/R.A.D. Intermediate or equivalent and up):
Caulfield School of Dance, 2610 St Johns Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2B6
* Note: This class is included in the programs of some Caulfield School of Dance students.
There is very limited enrolment available for the classes.
A former dancer with Ballet BC and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt (where Ms Pite first invited CSD Principal Cori Caulfield to work with her) Crystal Pite is the Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre, and Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Her most recent works include Angels’ Atlas on the National Ballet of Canada and the full length Body and Soul created for the Paris Opera Ballet. Her own company, Kidd Pivot, performs her astounding creations around the world.
In September 2019, Kidd Pivots’s Betroffenheit, which Ms Pite a co-created with playwright and actor Jonathon Young (Electric Company Theatre), was named by The Guardian: the “Best Dance Show of the 21st Century”. Ms Pite has also been a recipient of the Olivier Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, the Paul D. Fleck Fellowship in the Arts, and other prestigious honours.
Crystal Pite’s improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.
For more information, please contact us.
The Guest Artist for October is Joshua Beamish of MOVETHECOMPANY: October 24, 2020. Time, and other details to be announced.