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No writer's block for this dancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. — When choreographer Crystal Pite, 36, talks about the work she is bringing to Seattle's On the Boards this week, she can't help but dance in her chair.

The Seattle Times 23 Mar 2009
A ballerina's swan song?

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s current tour of Giselle, which opens in Vancouver tonight, looks suspiciously like Evelyn Hart’s unofficial farewell tour. But it’s best not to mention the “R” word to her -- that’s retirement. Although she will be 46 in April, Hart says that the idea of beginning any performance knowing that it will be “The Last One,” is more stress than she can bear.

The Globe And Mail 25 Feb 2002
Plum Tired


When John Alleyne took the helm at Ballet British Columbia (BBC) in 1992, he envisaged an innovative company that went beyond tutus and frou-frou. He promised a “contemporary classical” repertoire that showcased the world’s finest new choreographers and twentieth century masters -- and absolutely no Nutcracker. It’s absence was to be the symbol distinguishing BBC from more conventional troupes.

Saturday Night 23 Dec 2000

Zero-gravity fans Spider and Jeanne Robinson craft weightless prose

Disillusioned romantics, bitter, divorced people, and all those generally soured on life would do well to spend time with writers Spider and Jeanne Robinson. Or, in lieu of that, read their recently released STARMIND, the last book in the Stardance trilogy.

The Robinsons' novels are a wonderful antidote to cynicism and despair, which will come as little surprise to anyone familiar with Spider's clever science-fiction works or Jeanne's inspirational choreography.

The Georgia Straight 4 Aug 1995