KIDD PIVOT Masterclass
Presented by The Mill in partnership with Adelaide Festival
When: Thursday March 2nd 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
(venue open at 10.30am for dancers to warm up)
Venue: Level 3 Station Arcade, Adelaide City (old Ausdance Studio)
Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dancers/Dance Theatre Artists
Booking Details: via EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kidd-pivot-masterclass-tickets-32144336576 or book a spot via firstname.lastname@example.org and pay at the door.
Kidd Pivot Company
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language – a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.
Kidd Pivot tours extensively around the world with productions that include The Tempest Replica (2011), The You Show (2010), Dark Matters (2009), Lost Action (2006), and Double Story (2004), created with Richard Siegal. Kidd Pivot received the 2006 Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and was resident company at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, with the support of Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, in Frankfurt, Germany from 2010 to 2012.
Eric Beauchesne – Rehearsal Director
Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. He has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Performing with Kidd Pivot since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with the company as rehearsal director, and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Royal Swedish Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2013, he was appointed rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been based in the Netherlands. Eric devotes most of his spare time conducting improvisation workshops and advocating for climate justice and sustainable practices in the dance world.
Image Credit: Michael Slobodian