May 25, 2011

Crystal Pite's Dark Matters [dance]

Canadian dancer/choreographer Crystal Pite's newest piece, Dark Matters, addresses some transhumanist themes, namely the creation of artificial progeny and its potentially grave and unpredictable implications. The title refers both to astrophysics and human impulses, exploring the idea of undetectable forces at work in cosmology and human affairs.

Dark Matters is a theatrical hybrid of puppetry and dance that opens as a sinister fable in which an inventor creates a puppet (or is that a robot?) with fateful results—and all expressed through contemporary ballet.

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