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Evidence of Perfection Oct 26, 2012

With a preternaturally intimate knowing, Kidd Pivot hovers above us, maneuvering the set pieces of our bodies in a cribbed diorama exposition of Shakespeare's Tempest. Here we are, actors in the form of figure mannequins, manipulated and arranged to decode a universal language. With almost cold observation of the human body's ability to display emotion through gesture and nuance, our limbs are arranged and sculpted in marionette space, floating in-between life and indefinable magic. Magic is a key article of Kidd Pivot's repertoire.

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What happens after a shipwreck? Oct 25, 2012

By Byron Au Yong

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Pivot's grand sea of unmanifested emotion Oct 25, 2012

I'll be brief: after a few years of seeing Kidd Pivot's productions at On The Boards, I can officially confirm that there simply is no feeling like the rush of deep peace and joy while witnessing Crystal Pite's openly expressive choreography. This production, The Tempest Replica, is a grand undertaking: a hasty and wildly creative retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, told through animated movement not unlike European mime (the kind you want to offer money, not the kind you want to punch).

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Totally Crushin on Kidd Pivot Oct 24, 2012

Hearts always flutter when someone says the name, "Kidd Pivot." We swoon and dream of these super hero dancers who I swear have more joints than our regular anatomy. 

The Tempest Replica makes your heart skip a few more beats. I realized my jaw was wide open for the first 20 minutes of the piece - and maybe I remembered to breath. Maybe.

Here is why.

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Kidd Pivot's The Tempest Replica Oct 24, 2012

It was with great expectations that I made my way across the lake to take part in Kidd Pivot's latest adventure. Their last appearance at On The Boards, 2011's Dark Matters, was my second favorite show all of last year. That's a hard act to follow, but the prospect that it could be done had me very excited to see just what The Tempest Replica would bring. To put it simply, the show delivered on all counts. 

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Fold again Oct 24, 2012

Kidd Pivot
Everything leaves a sign
But nobody really cares
Pop star Robyn is singing in my brain, (Don’t) fucking tell me what to do...
(Sox) suck
Paper boats line up between white and black, “we” are in darkness “they” in the white tempest
Let’s get up
and let it all become
silent
...awkwardly
silent
silence, the women behind me are talking about what an amazing week they had, nothing will ever top the Laurie Anderson show they just saw
Laurie Anderson was amazing
sir. you need a new sheet of paper
zip

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Beginner's Guide to Teatro Linea de Sombra Oct 18, 2012

Our artistic neighbors from Mexico are bringing their beautiful culture, art, and point of view on border politics to OtB this November 8–11.  I am personally so excited for the perspective this performance is going to offer us! I really am. Here are some basics, some background, about the company and its director to lay some ground work for Amarillo.  

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Masterclass with Teatro Línea de Sombra Oct 17, 2012

On the Boards Masterclass with the acclaimed Mexican multi-disciplinary theater company- Teatro Línea de Sombra

Sat, Nov 10 | noon @ OtB | $12 ($7 with ticket stub)
Participants will need to bring 2 objects with them to the workshop. Please read below.

The Poetics of the Object:

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Kidd Pivot's The Tempest Replica SOLD OUT Oct 16, 2012

All performances of Kidd Pivot's The Tempest Replica are SOLD OUT.

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Kidd Pivot Master Class Oct 15, 2012

A master class with Kidd Pivot that will change your life!

Wednesday, Oct 24 from 1-3pm at On the Boards Mainstage Theater.

12 / $7 with a ticket stub or ticket. Limit of 30.

RSVP to sean@ontheboards.org

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