Tag Archive for the term: crystal pite

24 Preludes by Chopin & Emergence: A Review

It’s one of the most anticipated events of the season, and with good cause. The National Ballet of Canada hasn’t visited Montreal in seven years and it’s bringing no fewer than 38 dancers to perform Crystal Pite’s Dora Movar Moore Award-winning Emergence. As if that weren’t enough, the evening begins with a work from Quebec’s [...]

Review: Dark Matters

It’s not without a minimal amount of expectations that one walks into a Crytal Pite show. One of the most renowned choreographers in Canada, she can fill Agora de la danse for two straight weeks, which is no easy feat. So does her latest work to show in Montreal, Dark Matters, deserve such a welcome? [...]

Review: Çaturn

Naomi Stikeman in Çaturn Çaturn sports choreography by the amazing Crytal Pite; music by Bell Orchestre and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry; acting by the extraordinary Janine Sutto; artistic advising by the brilliant Robert Lepage; and dancing by the gifted Peter Chu and Naomi Stikeman. So it’s got to be good, right? Right? Stikeman is [...]

Dance Preview – Season 2008/09

Looking at the upcoming dance season, I have to admit that I feel like a kid in a candy store. There are so many great choreographers showing their work in Montreal this year that I have been pulling the hair off my already balding head to limit myself to thirteen that you should definitely go [...]

Kidd Pivot Brings Life in the Middle of Death

It’s always with great anticipation that one awaits a new work from Vancouver’s Kidd Pivot. This is particularly revealing given that the dance company has only really been presenting work for less than five years. Still, before Lost Action even started at Agora de la danse earlier this week, extra dates had been added for [...]

The Threefold Transformation of Louise Lecavalier’s Body

This week at Centre Pierre-Péladeau was the much anticipated return of dancer Louise Lecavalier to the Montreal stage. After having forged an international reputation as part of Édouard Lock’s La La La Human Steps for almost twenty years, Lecavalier returns with three wildly different works by three Canadian choreographers. I was especially excited for the [...]


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