February 14, 2019
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 Toronto-based playwright Jonathon Young (who also starred in it), Betroffenheit got four stars and a rave (“rare and staggering”) from Martha Schabas at The Globe and Mail. International reviewers lauded it. In Britain, it won a prestigious Olivier Award for best new dance production, and Mr. Young won the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for outstanding performance in modern dance.
So the return of Ms. Pite and Mr. Young with a new full-length collaboration is one of the most anticipated arts events of the season. Revisor has its world premiere in Vancouver on Feb. 20 (after an avant-premiere at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, where the creative team worked on it).
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