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.

Tiffany Tregarthen © Michael Slobodian


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.


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

February 14, 2019

Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young return to the stage with Revisor

Betroffenheit is a German word that refers to the state of shock that follows an unspeakable trauma. It is also the name of one of the most stunning, lauded pieces of theatre to come out of Canada in recent memory. Co-created by Vancouver-based choreographer Crystal Pite and... Read more

February 6, 2019

In Revisor, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young dive ever deeper into dance-theatre meld

Betroffenheit ranks as one of Vancouver’s biggest stage success stories - touring the globe for two years, eliciting rave reviews, and earning a coveted 2017 Olivier Award in London. Now, in one of the most anticipated new shows of 2019, choreographer Crystal Pite and actor-writer... Read more

December 14, 2018

Crystal Pite’s Next Story: Revisor Takes Shape in Vancouver

Back home in Vancouver last June, Crystal Pite received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Simon Fraser University. At the ceremony, the dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Aoife MacNamara, introduced Pite as “an internationally renowned Canadian... 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

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