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.
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.
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
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