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Press Release: Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite returns to Sadler's Wells with the UK premiere of The Tempest Replica

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A Sadler’s Wells Co-production
Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite
The Tempest Replica                                            
UK Premiere
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 April 2014
Performances at 7.30pm
Tickets: £17.50
Ticket Office: 0844 412 4300 or www.sadlerswells.com

“Pite brings a refined lyricism which transforms everything she touches” The Observer

Sadler’s Wells’ most recently appointed Associate Artist Crystal Pite returns with her Company Kidd Pivot on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 April, with the UK premiere of her latest work, The Tempest Replica.

A former dancer with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, Sadler’s Wells’ newest Associate Artist Crystal Pite was the youngest person ever to receive the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award in 1995. She has since gone on to create work for Nederlands Dans Theater, National Ballet of Canada and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and made her company’s debut at Sadler’s Wells in 2009. In 2013 Pite was made the 16th Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells.

Created in 2011, The Tempest Replica presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest in two parallel worlds. Firstly, the play is represented as an on-stage storyboard with the narrative delivered minimally through the gestures, postures and configurations of a faceless body. Secondly, the play is explored through a series of portraits where the characters and their relationships are manifested through strong physical language and emotion.

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding (CBE), says of appointing Crystal Pite as an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, “I have been a huge admirer of Crystal Pite’s work for a while, both that which she makes for her Company Kidd Pivot and for ballet and dance companies around the world. Over the years she has honed her craft as a choreographer and although there are elements of theatricality in her work she still predominantly creates her worlds through movement vocabulary. As with all great artists she is fully in control of her work technically but there is also always a profound emotional element to her work as well that speaks clearly to audiences.”


Contains themes of an adult nature

Free post-show talk (BSL interpreted) for ticket holders: Friday 25 April 

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells

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