Dance, Music and Story in 52 Portraits

By Amanda Bereska
52 Portraits Monday 25 July: Crystal Pite


52 Portraits is a digital project featuring brief videos of dancers or performers accompanied with music and autobiographical lyrics. The project is a collaboration between choreographer Jonathan Burrows, composer Matteo Fargion and videographer Hugo Glendinning, with support from Sadler’s Wells in London, England.

A new video has been released every Monday of 2016 and will continue for the rest of the year.

One of the 52 Portraits pieces stars Canadian dancer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite. Pite’s portrait’s lyrics are:

Crystal says this dance is in sixes.
But she says since having a child
she finds it harder to remember things,
so she hesitates.
And she says is it ok
if she counts it out loud.
And she says is it ok
if she does it just one more time.

(to the tune of The Four Seasons Recomposed by max Richter, the track called Winter Three.)

Watch the other portraits at 52portraits.co.uk.



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