21st Century Choreographers

The Royal Ballet returns to live performances with 21st Century Choreographers, a celebration of some of today’s finest international choreographers. The dancers are reunited on their home stage of the Royal Opera House in a programme featuring work by Christopher Wheeldon, Crystal Pite and a world premiere by Kyle Abraham, his first work for The […]

Betroffenheit

A state of shock and bewilderment encompasses you in the wake of a disaster. A timeless space where you return again and again, repeatedly responding to the disaster long after it has subsided. Here, a crisis-management team is keeping your emergency situation alive and present, a trusted voice is urging you to come to terms […]

The Statement

In light of current events, the topicality of The Statement is probably what is most striking about Crystal Pite’s new work, as the expression of the characters and their use of language are very much linked to our time. The piece could be considered a play, based on a script written by Jonathan Young that […]

Impulse

The Junior Ballett dances choreografies by Craig Davidson, Bryan Arias and Juliano Nunes. Every two seasons, the Junior Ballett takes the stage with its very own evening of ballet. For the next generation of Ballett Zürich’s dancers, it is a special challenge not only to learn existing repertoire, but to also be directly involved in […]

Revisor

Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, joint creators behind The Guardian’s Best Dance Show of the 21st Century and the Olivier Award-winning Betroffenheit, return to Sadler’s Wells. For their new dance-theatre collaboration, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite and writer and performer Jonathon Young, together with Pite’s company Kidd Pivot, turn their brilliant minds to the comic play The Inspector General (known as ‘Revizor’ in Russia). Taking Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 farce as […]

Flight Pattern

Moving in unison, 36 dancers portray a community of refugees – an anguished pas de deux from one couple is set in strong relief against it. Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite has been acclaimed as ‘one of the most talented and intriguing choreographers working today’ (New York Times). Flight Pattern, created in 2017, is her first […]

Four Contemporary Choreographers

Four contemporary choreographers from diverse backgrounds come together to create distinctly original works for the Paris Opera’s resident dance company, leading the dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity. Swiss-born James Thierrée takes over the Palais Garnier’s public areas and introduces us to his dream-like world in Frôlons. Israel’s Hofesh […]

Body and Soul

Premiere of Body and Soul, choreographed by Vancouver’s own Crystal Pite, and performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Following the phenomenal success of The Seasons’ Canon in 2016, Pite was invited back in 2019 to create a full-length work for thirty-six dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet. A work in three distinct parts, Body and Soul articulates Pite’s […]

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