Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM’s Crystal Pite Wins Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award

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Crystal Pite, Artistic Director and Choreographer for Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM, based in Vancouver, BC, but currently in residence at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main, has been awarded the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award:

“‘Crystal is one of the most talented, intelligent, and original dancemakers to come along in recent years,’ comments Ella Baff. ‘A former dancer with William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet and a riveting performer with her own troupe, she has also choreographed for major international companies, many of which have performed at the Pillow. She is respected and admired by the dance field throughout the world, and each of her creations is something unexpected and deeply imaginative. We are proud to honor her with this year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.'”

Pite will receive the award at the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Season Opening Gala and it’s quite an honor from the $25,000 cash prize to the list of previous award recipients that includes Bill T. Jones and Merce Cunningham.

For more on the company, The Cultch Blog has an interview with Kidd Pivot producer Jim Smith.

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