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Performer: Crystal Pite

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A bad hair day for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa

Natalia Osipova (Medusa) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
A mixed bill of modern work showcases the diverse talents of The Royal Ballet.
***11
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Timeless and uplifting: NDT1 dances Crystal Pite

Solo Echo © Rahi Rezvani
Nederlands Dans Theater 1’s new triple bill premieres Imre Van Opstal and Marne Van Opstal's Take Root alongside works by Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar and Crystal Pite. 
****1
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NDT brings a successful mixed programme to London

NDT in Pite's The Statement © Rahi Rezvani
Everything Pite choreographs turns to gold and when Young is also involved it’s an especially rich vein.
****1
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Betroffenheit: Pite,Young and the beauty of grief

Pite and Young's Betroffenheit © Wendy D Photography
The German word Betroffenheit doesn’t translate easily to English. Any German-English dictionary will spit out approximations like "shocked" and "dismayed", but for a real translation, see Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young’s challenging, beautiful work by the same name. 
*****
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A feast of virtuosi dances

Shut Eye © Rahi Rezvani
Shut Eye (Lightfoot & León) is like an alternating current. Woke Up Blind (Goecke) is entertaining and vulnerable. Pite's work hits the rythmic nail on the head. You want to freeze-frame Pite's dancers, snap a picture and hang it on the wall.
****1
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Cherkaoui and Pite

Faun © Marc Haegeman
The Royal Ballet of Flanders presents in Madrid's Teatros del Canal an attractive triple bill with works by its Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Firebird and Faun) and the Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite (Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue)
***11
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