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Performer: Crystal Pite

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ParisShechter/ Robbins/ Pite

Various, Chopin, Richter
Hofesh Shechter; Jerome Robbins; Crystal Pite; Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris; Frédéric Laroque; Jay Gower Taylor; Becs Andrews; Lee Curran

ParisGala

Various, Chopin, Richter
Hofesh Shechter; Jerome Robbins; Crystal Pite; Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris; Frédéric Laroque; Becs Andrews; Lee Curran; Anthony Dowell
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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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