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Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

An evening with Crystal Pite LIVE

Owen Beltoni

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An Evening With Crystal Pite includes a new commission, Parade, and a reworked version of the 2008 Frontier. They’re complementary but contrasting works that reflect the 42-year-old choreographer’s continuing quest to understand the true nature of human existence; a quest for meaning that Pite explores with enormously imaginative theatrical flair and a welcome sense of humour.

Both works demonstrate Pite’s often quirky movement style, a mix of the ballet culture she grew up in and the daring experimentalism she later learned as a dancer in the Frankfurt company of trail-blazing choreographer William Forsythe. They also reflect her fascination with puppets and puppetry. Are we all the puppets of an impersonal universe, she asks, or do we have some control?

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ChoreographerCrystal Pite

Date of performance2013-02-07

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