About Dark Matters from Pite's website:
Come see the filmed version now and in March 2012 see it live as presented by White Bird Dance. More on Summer Screen #2 (Orgy of Tolerance, Troubleyn Jan Fabre) and #3 (B.C., Janvier 1545, Fontainebleau. Christian Rizzo l'Association Fragile) coming soon!
“Dark matter” is the terra incognita of our day. Comprising roughly 96 percent of the observable universe, dark matter affects the speed, structure and evolution of galaxies, yet its nature remains a mystery. This potent, affecting darkness is paralleled in Crystal Pite’s creation, Dark Matters. Emerging out of Pite’s curiosity and fascination with the unseen forces at work on mind and body, Dark Matters, features six extraordinary dancers, and a stunning original score from long-time collaborator Owen Belton.
Dark Matters is structured into two distinct acts: Act One portrays the tension between creation and destruction through a decidedly theatrical fable; the players are manipulated by anonymous puppeteers who drive the narrative yet subvert its artifice. Act Two is pure dance, with choreography that aspires to the impossible purity and grace of a marionette, while grappling with the essential question of free will, and the conflict inherent in manipulation. The revelations of Act One inform the way we view the dancing in Act Two.
With dark matter beautifully embodied in the shadowy puppeteer, Dark Matters is a haunting portrait of the unknown, a performance that pulls itself apart in an attempt to discover what it’s made of.