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.

Touring inquiries: Menno Plukker

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 increased the number of performers, provided additional in-studio creation and rehearsal time, and supported 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

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 and 8, 2020: Royal Theatre (Victoria), presented by Dance Victoria 

February 14, 2020: St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, presented by Artistic Fraud, Neighbourhood Dance Works, and the Arts & Culture Centre

March 3 to 5, 2020: Sadler's Wells (London, UK)

March 11 to 13, 2020: ITA Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (Amsterdam), presented by ITA  

March 19 and 20, 2020: Theatre Heerlen (Heerlen), presented by Nederlands Dans Theater - postponed

March 26 and 27, 2020: Théâtre-Sénart (Lieusaint), presented by Scène Nationale - postponed

April 1 to 4, 2020: La Villette (Paris), presented by Theatre de la Ville - postponed

April 8 and 9, 2020:  La Comète (Châlons-en-Champagne) - postponed

May 6 to 8, 2020: Teatro Stabile di Torino (Torino) presented by Torinodanza - postponed

May 16 and 17, 2020: Esplande Theatre (Singapore), presented by the Singapore International Festival of Arts - postponed

May 22 and 23, 2020:  LG Arts Center (Seoul) - postponed

June 22 and 23, 2020:  Mossovet Theater (Moscow), presented by Diana Vishneva's Context Festival - postponed

June 27, 2020:  Tovstonogov Russia State Academic Bolshoi Drama Theatre (St. Petersburg), presented by Diana Vishneva's Context Festival - postponed

March 25 to 28, 2021:  Bluma Appel Theatre (Toronto), presented by Canadian Stage and TO Live - postponed

March 30 to April 2, 2022:  Vancouver Playhouse, presented by DanceHouse

April 14 and 15, 2022:  Théâtre-Senart (Lieusaint)

April 21 to 24, 2022:  La Vilette (Paris), presented by Théâtre de la Ville

May 7 and 8, 2022:  Theater Freiburg (Germany)

May 13 to 15, 2022:  Dansens Hus (Stockholm)

May 26 to 28, 2022: Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

June 2 to 5, 2022:  Teatros del Canal (Madrid)

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