Two major performing arts companies from Canada have joined forces to create Betroffenheit, an innovative hybrid production that erases the boundaries between theatre and dance. A brilliant piece that speaks of loss, trauma, addiction and recovery through some surprising imagery.
Founded by renowned choreographer Crystal Pite, the Kidd Pivot company maintains a fine balance between maximum precision and irreverence and risk, displaying great dramatic sensitivity and keen wit. Pite has danced with various leading companies, including Forsythe, Cullberg Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater I.
The Electric Theatre Company, formed collectively in 1996, creates and adapts theatre plays, placing the emphasis on physical and visual imagery and combining artistic disciplines.
Creation Crystal Pite, Jonathon Young / Written by Jonathon Young / Choreography and direction Crystal Pite / Performers Peter Chu, David Raymond, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen and Jonathon Young / Composition and sound design Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe
Production Kidd Pivot, Electric Theatre Company / Co-production PANAMANIA, Arts and Culture Programme of the Pan-Am and Parapan-Am Games (Toronto 2015), Sadler’s Wells (London), The Banff Centre, in the framework of the performing arts residency programme sponsored by the Stollery Family and Andrea Brussa, On the Boards and Seattle Theatre with the support of Glenn Kawasaki, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), CanDance Network, Canadian Stage (Toronto), L’Agora de la Danse (Montreal), Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton) and Dance Victoria (Victoria)
Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. Make-up provided by M.A.C. Cosmetics / M·A·C.