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Revisor

Kidd Pivot Vancouver
  • Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
  • Written by Jonathon Young
  • Choreographed and Directed by Crystal Pite

Choreographer/director Crystal Pite and playwright/actor Jonathon Young have reinvented dance theatre, and gained the unanimous admiration of both critics and the general public. Following their powerfully moving and highly successful piece Betroffenheit, this next collaboration is a contemporary adaptation of an archetypal comic plot that serves as the basis for stunning choreography.

Featuring eight dancers in Pite’s exquisite gestural style, Revisor transcends parody to tackle themes of corruption and deception with razor-sharp wit and unsurpassed visual, movement and sonic invention.

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Company

Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language – a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.

Creative team

  • Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
  • Written by Jonathon Young
  • Choreographed and Directed by Crystal Pite
  • Composition and Sound Design Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe
  • Set Design Jay Gower Taylor
  • Lighting Design Tom Visser
  • Costume Design Nancy Bryant

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $200,000 will increase the number of performers, provide additional in-studio creation and rehearsal time, and support an enhanced script and sound score development and production process.

Credits

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CanDance Network Creation Fund*, Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, DanceHouse, Dance Victoria, Danse Danse, Seattle Theatre Group (Seattle, US).

Developed with support from the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Program and the NAC’s National Creation Fund.

* supported by the Canada Council for the Arts


Recent updates

April 4, 2019

«Revisor»: les faussaires de leur propre jeu

Review in French  Mélanie Carpentier Critique  Avec Betroffenheit (2015), la chorégraphe Crystal Pite et le dramaturge Jonathon Young jetaient les bases d’un solide procédé faisant s’interpénétrer brillamment danse et théâtre. Transformant le texte dramatique en une véritable... Read more

March 9, 2019

Was Betroffenheit just lightning in a bottle? Revisor proves it wasn’t

With 2015’s Betroffenheit, choreographer Crystal Pite and actor Jonathon Young turned personal tragedy into breathtaking art. Ask anyone lucky enough to snag a ticket; they’ll likely say the Dora and Olivier Award-winning production is still seared into their minds. The question... Read more

February 25, 2019

Kidd Pivot's remarkable Revisor more than lives up to expectations

At its world premiere in Vancouver last night, Kidd Pivot’s Revisor had enough electricity to blow out the substation down the street at Cathedral Square. It helped that Crystal Pite—basically the hottest choreographer on the planet right now—had, along with her cocreator Jonathon... Read more

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Performance dates

February 13 and 14, 2019:  Eric Harvey Theatre (Banff), presented by The Banff Centre

February 20 to 23, 2019:  World premiere at Vancouver Playhouse, presented by DanceHouse

February 28 to March 2, 2019: Babs Asper Theatre (Ottawa), presented by NAC Dance

March 7 to 10 and 13 to 16, 2019: Bluma Appel Theatre (Toronto), presented by Canadian Stage

March 21 and 22, 2019:  Memorial Hall (Chapel Hill, NC), presented by Carolina Performing Arts

April 3 to 6, 2019:  Théâtre Maisonneuve (Montreal), presented by Danse Danse

February 7 & 8, 2020: Royal Theatre (Victoria), presented by Dance Victoria 


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