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Press Releases Walker Art Center Presents Adventures in New Puppetry, Chapter 1: Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM’s Dark Matters

“It’s the kind of audacious, witty work that makes you excited about dance.” —Georgia Straight (Vancouver)

Canadian dancer/choreographer Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM break out in the United States with her newest piece, Dark Matters. The title refers both to astrophysics and human impulses, exploring the idea of undetectable forces at work in cosmology, in the mind and body, and in the creative act itself. Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM performs Dark Matters at 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, October 14-16, in the Walker Art Center’s William and Nadine McGuire Theater. This stunning theatrical hybrid of puppetry and dance opens as a sinister fable in which an artist creates a puppet with fateful results, and culminates in electrifying contemporary ballet. Pite’s inventive, intensely theatrical work has made her a red-hot new force on the international dance scene. Her choreographic language—edgy, energetic, and executed with a gorgeous fluidity—shows the influence of years dancing with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, but is seasoned with her own humor, intelligence, and curiosity. Dark Matters is the first performance in the Walker’s Adventures in New Puppetry series.

Links to background information:

Dark Matters on YouTube

Review from Dance Magazine

Review of Dark Matters

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Kidd Pivot, 2010

Dark Matters

Photo: Chris Randle