Benois de la Danse laureate Benois de la Danse nominee
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM's performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Kidd Pivot's distinct choreographic language — a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation — is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.
Crystal Pite has collaborated with celebrated dance artists, theatre companies and filmmakers in Canada, Europe, and the United States. Since 2001, Crystal Pite she has created and performed under the banner of her own company. Her work and her company have been recognized with numerous awards and commissions. Kidd Pivot tours extensively around the world with productions that include Dark Matters (2009), Fault (2008), Lost Action (2006), Uncollected Work (2002) and Double Story (2004), created with Richard Siegal.
Kidd Pivot is the recipient of the 2006 Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award. Crystal is the recipient of the Banff Centre's Clifford E. Lee Award (1995), the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award (2004), and the Isadora Award (2005). Her work has received four Dora Mavor Moore Awards (2009), and a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award (2006). She is the recipient of the 2008 Governor General of Canada's Performing Arts Award, Mentorship Program,, the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, the inaugural Lola Award in 2012, and the Canada Council’s 2012 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. Most recently, she received a Laurence Olivier Award (2015) for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.Her work Plot Point was nominated for the Benois de la Dance award in Moscow (2011). Benois de la Danse laureate (2017).