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Crystal Pite + Jonathon Young

A powerful ode to life. Betroffenheit follows the psychic struggle of a man felled by trauma. A high-voltage descent into the abyss.

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© Michael Slobodian

Crystal Pite (Vancouver) Kidd Pivot + Electric Company Theatre

Her dance is magnetic, emotionally intimate and inspired by themes of loss, solidarity and love. Her distinctive choreographic language fuses classical elements with improvisation, recklessness and rigour.

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Jonathon Young (Vancouver) Kidd Pivot + Electric Company Theatre

An actor, dancer and playwright, he has collaborated on some twenty of his company’s productions, notably Tear the Curtain!, No Exit and Studies in Motion (FTA, 2009), the latter a theatrical panorama, a moving rumination on time that was choreographed by Crystal Pite.

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Media Coverage

Betroffenheit is rare and staggering.”

Martha Schabas, The Globe and Mail, 2015-07-24



“[…] A brilliantly theatrical melding of dance and spoken word that probes the psychic scars of extreme trauma.”

Michael Crabb, Toronto Star, 2016-02-17


Betroffenheit is a stunning testament to what can happen when life turns into art.”

Martha Schabas, The Globe and Mail, 2015-07-24




Betroffenheit is one of those shows where you think you must have done something right to have been granted the privilege of seeing it.”

Rita Clarke, The Australian, 2017-02-27



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May 20, 5 p.m., Cinémathèque québécoise.