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Artist Profile: Crystal Pite 150 150 Archway Publishers

Artist Profile: Crystal Pite

“Beauty” Canadian choreographer and performer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. In 2002, she formed Kidd Pivot in Vancouver. 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.…

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Artist Profile: Cayetano Soto 150 150 Archway Publishers

Artist Profile: Cayetano Soto

“He is super-mega” Cayetano Soto is a vibrant voice in contemporary ballet with “an abundance of originality” according to Dance Europe. Born and based in Barcelona, Cayetano has created work for major companies worldwide. His technical, high-pitched and unpredictable choreography can be seen at international festivals in Europe, USA and Canada. Cayetano is currently Ballet…

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Dark Sisters: Production Insights 150 150 Archway Publishers

Dark Sisters: Production Insights

VO’s Technical Director, Dan Paterson, shares some insights into the production of Dark Sisters. Welcome to this production of Dark Sisters! Dark Sisters is an important and relevant piece and I’m very excited to be part of a company that is willing to produce it. So how does a show like Dark Sisters make it to the stage? What…

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Tina Chang on Dark Sisters 150 150 Archway Publishers

Tina Chang on Dark Sisters

Tina Chang is the Assistant Conductor and Principal Répétiteur for VO’s production of Dark Sisters. We’ve asked her a few questions about what it’s like to work on this exciting piece. What are the challenges in rehearsing the Dark Sisters? I find the background, the history and what we hear even just recently on the news,…

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Dark Sisters: Program Notes 150 150 Archway Publishers

Dark Sisters: Program Notes

Doug Tuck is VO’s Director of Marketing. Welcome to the Canadian premiere of Dark Sisters, which has had only three other productions since its completion in 2011: at Gotham Chamber Opera, in New York; at Opera Philadelphia, in 2012; and at Pittsburgh Opera, in 2014. Dark Sisters is set in the American southwest. Its story is inspired in part by…

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