Kidd Pivot’s ‘Tempest Replica’ comes to FAC Nov. 18
Kidd Pivot, based in Vancouver, B.C. and under the direction of Crystal Pite, will perform “The Tempest Replica” on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
In her latest dance piece, Pite blends the narrative of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” with a cinematic approach to dance. The work begins with a cast of “replicas,” dressed in all white, delivering the general plot points of the play. This ensemble follows the direction of one conventionally dressed performer, who takes on the role of Prospero, the central character of the Shakespearean work, as he guides them through those plot points and themes. The second act revisits these ideas, but the cast of ghostly “replicas” is replaced with dancers wearing contemporary clothes. The emotions and themes in “The Tempest,” which are introduced in the first act – betrayal, family, revenge and honor –are fully explored in the second act through Pite’s integration of original music and text. The music is composed by longtime Pite collaborator Owen Belton and a film montage is by Jamie Nesbitt.
Due to the theatrical nature of the event, there is absolutely no late seating so patrons are asked to be at the Concert Hall by 6:45 p.m. Curtain is promptly at 7 p.m. There is a pre-performance discussion by Theater professor Miguel Romero from 6-6:30 p.m. at the University Club. There will post-performance talk-back with the dancers and Pite immediately following the performance.