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Crystal Pite & Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM

Crystal Pite grew up in Victoria, BC and has danced and choreographed internationally since 1990. She founded Kidd Pivot in 2001 and creates award-winning, inventive dance works with experiential, reflective themes.

In 2010, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM started a three-year residency at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. The residency gives Crystal a physical theatre space in Frankfurt and the freedom to work on new creative projects. The position ensures full-time work for Pivot’s international team of gifted professionals.

Kidd Pivot’s headquarters remain in Vancouver, in spite of her Frankfurt RM residency. “It’s an interesting model, Crystal says, “maintaining both relationships.”

Dark Matters comprises 96% of the universe, but is not easily defined. Crystal transfers this mystery into the realm of human relationships, unknowable fates and existential frustration.

Dark Matters (2009) completed a successful six-week tour of France, Germany and Denmark in the spring of 2011. “The audiences were great,” says Crystal, “very responsive to our amazing dancers.” Crystal went along as “a cheering section”, with her five-month old son Niko and partner Jay. “Touring with a baby is a whole new experience,” says the seasoned traveler.

Crystal believes we are all heroes and life is an epic journey.The You Show (2010) invites empathy and connection between audience and dancers.Tangles of love and struggle are conveyed by nine dancers through fierce and subtle body language, and features an original score by long-time collaboratorOwen Belton.


Kidd Pivot received Special Project Assistance - Unique Opportunities
funding in 2010 to assist with the presentation of Dark Matters