Choreographer Crystal Pite nabs national award
Internationally celebrated Vancouver dance artist Crystal Pite has just nabbed the Canada Council for the Arts’ Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for 2012.
The Kidd Pivot artistic director is to receive the award on September 27 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, right before the Canadian premiere of her company's latest work, The Tempest Replica.
The award annually recognizes an artist who has made a significant contribution to dance in Canada. Pite, a Ballet B.C. and Frankfurt Ballet alumnus, has choreographed such acclaimed works as Dark Matters (which won a Dora Mavor Moore award earlier this summer) for her own company, as well as work for the National Ballet of Canada and many others around the world.
To see what the fuss is about, check out Kidd Pivot's open, public rehearsals for the international tour of The Tempest Replica on August 31 and September 7, at 5 p.m., at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The events are free, and co-hosted with SFU Woodward’s.In the meantime, here's a look at Dark Matters.