Choreographer: Crystal Pite
'Think William Forsythe with a woman’s touch, drawn more to beauty than its opposite.' - The Independent
Dark Matters is a haunting portrait of the unknown, a performance that pulls itself apart in an attempt to discover what it’s made of.
'Dark matter' is the terra incognita of our day. Comprising roughly 96 per cent of the observable universe, it affects the speed, structure and evolution of galaxies, yet its nature remains a mystery. This potent darkness is paralleled in choreographer Crystal Pite’s newest creation. Dark Matters emerges out of Pite’s fascination with the unseen forces at work on mind and body. It features six dancers and a stunning original score from long time collaborator Owen Belton.
Vancouver-based Crystal Pite is Associate Dance Artist at the Canadian National Arts Centre and Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater. She is an extraordinary dancer and a supremely inventive choreographer whose distinct style fuses classical elements, the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation, and a strong theatrical sensibility.
Dark Matters is co-produced by Dance Victoria, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), L'Agora de la danse (Montréal) and Arts Partners in Creative Development.
Photo: Dean Buscher
To download a free program for the performance, click here.