Canada | European Premiere
(Kidd Pivot & Electric Company Theatre )
Olivier Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite and pioneering playwright/performer Jonathon Young join creative forces in this unforgettable new hybrid of theatre and dance. Epic, engrossing and visually arresting, Betroffenheit touches on universal themes of loss, addiction and recovery. With unflinching honesty, Pite and Young explore what happens to a person in the wake of a trauma.
Five extraordinary performers provide a glossy cabaret of distraction to Young’s tragic central character using movement, comedy, drama and text. With an A-team of artistic collaborators, this major new production has taken North America by storm. As thrilling as it is affecting, it is a stunning testament to the transformative power of art.
Writer: Jonathon Young
Choreographer / Director: Crystal Pite
Performers: Bryan Arias, David Raymond, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen, Jonathon Young