Kidd Pivot Dance Company Returns to Portland With Dark Matters
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The last date listed for Kidd Pivot was Thursday March 15, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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The world-renowned Stephen Petronio Company teams with composer Son Lux and Portland's Pacific Youth Choir for the choreographer's newest work, Like Lazarus Did. Drawing inspiration from American slave songs to explore themes of transformation and rebirth, Petronio's latest is "fresh and unpredictable ... infused with emotional texture and wit" (The New York Times). Integral to the piece is the original score by NPR's "Best New Artist" of 2008, Son Lux. The work also features a hanging sculptural installation by celebrated visual artist Janine Antoni. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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Facile and articulate dancers move through the most poignant choreography and physical theater I've seen in years. From beginning to end, I was engaged. The choreography was the best use of contact improvisation I've seen on stage or even in studios.
Quotes & Highlights
- “faces the inevitabilities of death and decay with humour and resilience . . .[She] plucks tenderness and transcendence from the void . . .The movement is ravishingly fluid” --<em>The Australian</em>
- “her dancers have exceptional fluency and control.” --<em>The Sydney Morning Herald</em>
- Visit <a target="_blank" href="http://kiddpivot.org/">Kidd Pivot</a>'s website.
White Bird Uncaged is delighted to present the return of Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM and Crystal Pite’s new work Dark Matters at the Newmark Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Kidd Pivot’s Lost Action launched White Bird Uncaged in Fall 2008, and Portland audiences discovered in Pite one of Canada’s most exciting and inventive choreographers. Emerging from Pite’s fascination with the unseen forces at work on mind and body, Dark Matters is a brilliant combination of lifelike puppetry and dynamic movement, featuring a haunting original score from long-time collaborator Owen Belton.
The performance runs two hours with an intermission.