Paris Opera Ballet (France) - Body and Soul by Crystal Pite
Harbourfront Centre presents

Paris Opera Ballet (France) - Body and Soul by Crystal Pite

From February 17th to 23rd 2021
12:00 am – 11:45 pm (EST)
For more information about this event, please contact Harbourfront Centre at info@harbourfrontcentre.com.

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance between 17 February 2021, 00:00 (PST) and 23 February, 2021, 23:45 (PST) on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Streaming in Canada only.

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BODY AND SOUL

Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to present the online Canadian premiere of Body and Soul, choreographed by Vancouver’s own Crystal Pite, and performed by the Paris Opera Ballet.

Following the phenomenal success of The Seasons’ Canon in 2016, Pite was invited back in 2019 to create a new full-length work for thirty-six dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet.

A work in three distinct parts, Body and Soul articulates Pite’s ongoing fascination with conflict, connectedness and the embodiment of the human spirit. The performance begins with voice-over text that describes, in purely physical terms, a scene of conflict between two individuals.

As the performance progresses, the script’s meaning morphs and deepens with each iteration: conflict creates a vital, compelling tension between individuals, between groups, between species. The company’s mastery as an ensemble is evident in Pite’s complex choreographic swarms; individual dancers are virtuosic in breathtaking solos and duets. The dancers evoke scenes of epic protest, profound personal struggle, and collective survival. Body and Soul is a portrait of the human condition that is timeless, vast and heartbreakingly intimate.

Before the performance, there will be a 15-minute pre-recorded exclusive interview with Crystal Pite and the Kidd Pivot creative team, all of whom contributed artistically to the creation of Body and Soul.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 

PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW (15 minutes)

Body and Soul: In Collaboration (2020)

With Crystal Pite (Choreography, Script) and her Kidd Pivot creative team: Owen Belton (Composer), Eric Beauchesne (Assistant Choreographer), Nancy Bryant (Costume Designer), Jay Gower Taylor (Set Designer), Jermaine Spivey (Assistant Choreographer) and Tom Visser (Lighting Designer)

FILM (82 minutes)

Body and Soul (2019) 

Produced by the Paris Opera Ballet, directed by Tommy Pascal

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This project is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), in collaboration with Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Springboard Performance (Calgary). 

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance between 17 February 2021, 00:00 (PST) and 23 February, 2021, 23:45 (PST) on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Streaming in Canada only.

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BODY AND SOUL

Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to present the online Canadian premiere of Body and Soul, choreographed by Vancouver’s own Crystal Pite, and performed by the Paris Opera Ballet.

Following the phenomenal success of The Seasons’ Canon in 2016, Pite was invited back in 2019 to create a new full-length work for thirty-six dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet.

A work in three distinct parts, Body and Soul articulates Pite’s ongoing fascination with conflict, connectedness and the embodiment of the human spirit. The performance begins with voice-over text that describes, in purely physical terms, a scene of conflict between two individuals.

As the performance progresses, the script’s meaning morphs and deepens with each iteration: conflict creates a vital, compelling tension between individuals, between groups, between species. The company’s mastery as an ensemble is evident in Pite’s complex choreographic swarms; individual dancers are virtuosic in breathtaking solos and duets. The dancers evoke scenes of epic protest, profound personal struggle, and collective survival. Body and Soul is a portrait of the human condition that is timeless, vast and heartbreakingly intimate.

Before the performance, there will be a 15-minute pre-recorded exclusive interview with Crystal Pite and the Kidd Pivot creative team, all of whom contributed artistically to the creation of Body and Soul.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 

PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW (15 minutes)

Body and Soul: In Collaboration (2020)

With Crystal Pite (Choreography, Script) and her Kidd Pivot creative team: Owen Belton (Composer), Eric Beauchesne (Assistant Choreographer), Nancy Bryant (Costume Designer), Jay Gower Taylor (Set Designer), Jermaine Spivey (Assistant Choreographer) and Tom Visser (Lighting Designer)

FILM (82 minutes)

Body and Soul (2019) 

Produced by the Paris Opera Ballet, directed by Tommy Pascal

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This project is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), in collaboration with Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Springboard Performance (Calgary). 

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