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Crystal Pite + Jonathon Young

Devastating, powerful, ambitious. Betroffenheit follows the psychic struggle of a man felled by trauma. A high voltage descent into the abyss. Nightmarish and harrowing.

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Crystal Pite + Jonathon Young (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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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