Crystal Pite’s Body and Soul performed by the Paris Opera Ballet (France)
National Arts Centre presents

Crystal Pite’s Body and Soul performed by the Paris Opera Ballet (France)

From February 17th to 23rd 2021
12:00 am – 11:45 pm (PST)
For more information about this event, please contact National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts at info@nac-cna.ca or at +1 613-947-7000.

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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 (Pacific Standard Time) and 23 February, 2021, 23:45 (Pacific Standard Time) on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Webcast in Canada only.

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BODY AND SOUL - Choregraphed by Crystal Pite and performed by the legendary 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.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 

PRE-SHOW (15 minutes)

Exclusive conversation with Crystal Pite (Choreography, Script) and the Kidd Pivot creative team, all of whom contributed artistically to the creation of Body and Soul: Owen Belton (Composer), Eric Beauchesne (Assistant to the Choreographer), Nancy Bryant (Costume Designer), Jay Gower Taylor (Set Designer), Jermaine Spivey (Assistant to the Choreographer) and Tom Visser (Lighting Designer).

FILM 82 minutes)

Body and Soul (2019) 

Full-length recording of the 2019 premiere night performance of Body and Soul at the Palais Garnier, Paris, France. With French and English subtitles.

Produced by the Paris Opera Ballet, directed by Tommy Pascal.

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This project is a partnership between the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal),  Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Springboard Performance (Calgary).

**Consider donating to the National Arts Centre as it continues to support Canadian artists. Tickets have a $35 (Engaged) or +$85 (Supporter) donation option. Thank you!

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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 (Pacific Standard Time) and 23 February, 2021, 23:45 (Pacific Standard Time) on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Webcast in Canada only.

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BODY AND SOUL - Choregraphed by Crystal Pite and performed by the legendary 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.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 

PRE-SHOW (15 minutes)

Exclusive conversation with Crystal Pite (Choreography, Script) and the Kidd Pivot creative team, all of whom contributed artistically to the creation of Body and Soul: Owen Belton (Composer), Eric Beauchesne (Assistant to the Choreographer), Nancy Bryant (Costume Designer), Jay Gower Taylor (Set Designer), Jermaine Spivey (Assistant to the Choreographer) and Tom Visser (Lighting Designer).

FILM 82 minutes)

Body and Soul (2019) 

Full-length recording of the 2019 premiere night performance of Body and Soul at the Palais Garnier, Paris, France. With French and English subtitles.

Produced by the Paris Opera Ballet, directed by Tommy Pascal.

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This project is a partnership between the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal),  Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Springboard Performance (Calgary).

**Consider donating to the National Arts Centre as it continues to support Canadian artists. Tickets have a $35 (Engaged) or +$85 (Supporter) donation option. Thank you!

Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris / Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the most prestigious and oldest classical dance companies in the world. Originally, in 1669 and at the instigation of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the corps de ballet was integrated into the Royal Academy of Music. Today it is part of the Opéra national de Paris. The 154 dancers give about 180 performances per season. The dancers of the ballet have mostly been trained in its own dance school, considered one of the best in the world. Thus, the ballet of the National Opera of Paris has its own breeding ground and recruits very few from outside, which serves the unity of style of French dance.