Crystal Pite Workshop | Jiri Pokorny
bis Freitag, 19. Februar 2021, 18:30 Uhr
Crystal Pite's workshop is part of our program at SHARE Intensive Berlin 2021
To register please visit https://www.shareintensive.com/berlin.
The workshop will be lead by Jiri Pokorny.
About Crystal Pite.
Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt.
Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer, 2001-2004), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet British Columbia. She has also collaborated with Electric Company Theatre and Robert Lepage. The recipient of numerous awards for artistic excellence, including the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production and the 2018 Grand Prix de la danse de Montreal (PDM), Pite is an Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre, and Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, London.
In 2002, she formed her own company Kidd Pivot in Vancouver. Kidd Pivot tours nationally and internationally, performing works such as Dark Matters and Lost Action. Kidd Pivot’s residency at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt (2010-2012) provided Pite the opportunity to create and tour The You Show and The Tempest Replica.
About Jiri Pokorny.
Jiri was born in Prague, the Czech Republic in 1981. He started his dance training at the pre-ballet school of the State Opera when he was eight years old and continued his studies at the Prague National Dance Conservatory. After his graduation, Jiri joined Laterna Magika in Prague, three years later he joined NDT2 in The Hague and continued his carrier with NDT1. He has worked with many renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, Crystal Pite, and many others. After NDT Jiri has danced in KiddPivot Frankfurt under the leadership of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite where he completed his carrier as a dancer.
Jiri has performed in prestigious theaters worldwide, such as Paris Opera, Sadler’s Wells London, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Liceu Barcelona, Joyce Theatre New York, and many many others. As a choreographer, Jiri started creating his own short works at the annual choreography workshop of NDT “Switch” – from dancer to choreographer, and since then he has been making new works continuously. His first bigger works were created for NDT’s Summer Intensive, from then on for NDT2 Up & Coming programs at Korzo Theatre in Den Haag and NDT2 main production at the stage of Lucent Dans Theater. Since his international recognition, Jiri has collaborated with dance companies in Italy, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, and the USA