Crystal Pite, the Olivier Award-winning choreographic sensation returns to Toronto this March with a thrilling new work for The National Ballet of Canada. Her groundbreaking works have mesmerized audiences around the globe, including Betroffenheit which The Guardian hailed “the best dance show of the 21st century” (so far!).
This new video gives you a glimpse at Crystal working in the studio on her first piece for the company since her highly acclaimed Emergence (2009). It will be presented with Wayne McGregor’s stunning Chroma and the company premiere of Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand.
New Work by Crystal Pite
Choreography: Crystal Pite
Set Design: Jay Gower Taylor
Costume Design: Nancy Bryant
Lighting Design: Tom Visser
Assistant to the Choreographer: Spencer Dickhaus
Artists of the Ballet
Support for [New Pite] is generously provided by Rosamond Ivey, The Producers’ Circle, The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Gail Hutchison Fund.
The Producers’ Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., The Harry and Lillian Seymour Family Foundation, Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.
A New Work by Crystal Pite is produced and commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada.
A Co-Production of The National Ballet of Canada and Ballett Zürich.
Harrison James is sponsored through Dancers First by Lucy White.
Svetlana Lunkina is sponsored through Dancers First by Anna McCowan-Johnson and Donald K. Johnson, O.C.
Brendan Saye is sponsored through Dancers First by Robin Vaile Robinson.
Siphesihle November is sponsored through Dancers First by Jerry & Joan Lozinski.
Videography and Editing by Anne-Marie Jackson.