Summer '20 Program


Jul 26, 2020 – Aug 8, 2020

The program A two-week program featuring the choreographic language of Crystal Pite. Former and current Kidd Pivot artists will lead and direct classes, workshops, and repertoire sessions, giving students the opportunity to develop their skills and embody the artistic intelligence from this master choreographer.

JULY 26 - AUGUST 1 - Sandra Marín and Eric Beauchesne

AUGUST 2 - AUGUST 8 - Sandra Marín and Jirí Pokorny



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    Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite has been making work for over twenty years. Former company member with Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, she made her first choreographic debut in 1990. She has created for Nederlands Dans Theater (where she has been an Associate Artist since 2008), The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada, among other companies and institutions. In 2002, she formed her own company called Kidd Pivot and earned international acclaim for works such as Dark Matters, Lost Action, The You Show, and Betroffenheit.


  • Eric Beauchesne

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    Eric Beauchesne has been dancing with Kidd Pivot since 2004 and is Associate Artistic Director of the company. He stages work by Crystal Pite all over the world, and currently resides in Holland. He devotes much of his time advocating for climate action and sustainable practices in the dance world.

  • Sandra Marín

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    Sandra Marín graduated in Dance from the Institut of Theatre in Barcelona and was a dancer with Cullberg Ballet and Netherlands Dance Theatre I before joining Kidd Pivot in 2010. Sandra continues to share her experience, love, and passion for Pite’s work in workshops and companies. She recently moved back to Barcelona with her family, where she teaches ballet and improvisation at the Professional Conservatoire, the Conservatoire Superior, and Itdansa.

  • Jirí Pokorny

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    Jirí Pokorny, born in Prague, Czech Republic, has danced for NDT 1 & NDT 2 between the years 2003 to 2010. He joined Kidd Pivot after his tenure at NDT, and has choreographed on NDT2, NW Dance Project, and Alterballetto, along with other institutions and programs around the world. Currently, he directs his own educational program for young choreographers called The Pioneer Project in Korzo Theatre in The Hague.

  • Mario Alberto Zambrano

    GAGA Teacher

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    Mario Alberto Zambrano has been a dancer for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, and Ballett Frankfurt. Also a novelist, his debut novel Loteria was published in 2013 and reprinted in five different countries. After serving as a Lecturer at Harvard University for the last three years, he is currently Associate Director of Dance at The Julliard School.

07:30-08:45 BREAKFAST
11:45-01:30 WORKSHOP
01:30-03:00 LUNCH
03:00-06:00 REPERTORY
07:45-09:30 DINNER