Tisch dancers (aka me and my friends) are performing at City Center in ONE WEEK alongside Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. This performance is a part of the White Light Festival in NYC. It was first performed in London at Sadler’s Wells Theatre a part of a collaboration with composer Thomas Adès. “Not since Stravinsky has a composer been the focus of such choreographic attention,” writes whitelightfestival.org. Pite is the most wonderful person to work with. The Canadian choreographer is known for working with every major company around the world, creating over 40 well-known works. She is also Associate Choreographer for Nederlands Dans Theater. She has taken the time to get to know all 66 of us, remembering each and every one of our names. She personalizes her relationship with you and welcomes your presence. It is so refreshing to work with such a well-known artist who makes you feel important, appreciating all of your time and efforts. Although the piece has been done before, she has made sure to personalize it to us as a group, while being incredibly clear with the precision she asks for in her choreography. Below I’ve shared a few things to get you excited and moving towards next week’s performance!
Polaris = Polarity.
Being connected to everything that is and also being sealed to yourself. (Pite)
Inside scoop of our rehearsal process with Crystal Pite.
Learn more about her brilliance and the creation of her company here.
Lincoln Center uploaded this video of the previous White Light Festival in London. Visit their site to learn more. Here is a short preview of the show:
< CLICK HERE > (preview)
Excerpt by Lincoln Center Theatre:
“More than 60 dancers take the stage in “Polaris,” and choreographer Crystal Pite “rides [Thomas Adès’s] music with a reckless choreographic variety” (Guardian, UK).
Don’t miss this monumental work and three more dances to the composer’s music from Nov. 20–22.”
Also: “an assortment of dancers redefine his astounding compositions through movement, culminating in Polaris, an ‘unstoppable and fearsome’ piece” (Independent, U.K).
Friday, November 20 at 7:30
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30
Sunday, November 22 at 3:00
Hope to see you there! You don’t want to miss it!