Crystal Pite

Artistic Director, Kidd Pivot

Vancouver, British Columbia

“Creation for me is about making things - crafting the unknown into something tangible.” War and conflict, borders and displacement, have often inspired the work of celebrated director and choreographer, Crystal Pite. Concerning the language of dance, Crystal says, “There are ways that our bodies move when experiencing acute emotions. This physical language is elemental, recognizable, and familiar - it’s a wordless language that people speak fluently, and understand deeply.”

I’m inspired by things that can’t be measured or understood. What interests me is the human spirit and how we connect to each other.

Crystal Pite