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Lecture/demonstration: Crystal Pite "Dark Matters" Restaging Residency

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Free and open to the public.

Gain insight into choreographer Crystal Pite’s rehearsal and choreographic process through a lecture-demonstration and open rehearsal conducted by Yannick Matthon. “Dark Matters” will be performed in Cornish Dance Theater’s Fall 2014 Concert.

Startling and refreshing as a jug of icy water poured down your spine… Dark Matters does what great art always does: encourages conjecture, invites reflection on what it means to be human.

Max Wyman

Lecture at 12 p.m.
Open Rehearsal from 2-2:30 p.m. in the Kerry Hall Dance Studios

Notes from Crystal Pite:
Dark Matters is structured into two distinct acts: Act One portrays the tension between creation and destruction through a decidedly theatrical fable; the players are manipulated by anonymous puppeteers who drive the narrative yet subvert its artifice. Act Two is pure dance, with choreography that aspires to the impossible purity and grace of a marionette, while grappling with the essential question of free will, and the conflict inherent in manipulation. The revelations of Act One inform the way we view the dancing in Act Two. With “dark matter” beautifully embodied in the shadowy puppeteer, 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.

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Free and open to the public.