Text, sound, light and movement intertwine as magically and swiftly as in a fever dream. Shadows and illusions abound… Brilliantly abandoned.
About the Show
Kidd Pivot performing Betroffenheit
A Kidd Pivot, Electric Company Theatre co-production
World Premiere: July 23, 2015
Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness, risk and rigour. Their newest work, Betroffenheit, co-produced with Electric Company Theatre and created by internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite and director Jonathan Young, is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance. Kidd Pivot has a unique choreographic language fusing classical elements with the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation, marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention. The company brings their newly premiered production to Dallas for their debut performance in Texas.
Approximately 120 minutes, including intermission
This performance contains strobe-like effects, non-toxic theatrical haze, adult themes and coarse language.
Simply translated, the word Betroffenheit describes the shock or bewilderment that often follows in the wake of a violent or distressing event; a sense of being in a liminal space that is at once timeless, yet directional.