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Tiffany Tregarthen, Jonathon Young

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  • Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
  • Written by Jonathon Young
  • Choreographed and directed by Crystal Pite

A Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre co-production

One of the world’s best-reviewed dance theatre performances of the past decade, Betroffenheit is a virtuosic gift to the world – a liminal and visceral expression of sorrow that is nevertheless filled with humour, hope, and love. What happens when we experience a loss so deep and distressing we lose the ability to give it words?

Co-producers: PANAMANIA Arts and Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Sadler’s Wells (London), Canada’s National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, the CanDance Network, Canadian Stage (Toronto), Agora de la danse (Montréal), Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton), and Dance Victoria (Victoria).

Betroffenheit is a stunning testament to what can happen when life turns into art.”
Globe and Mail
I’ve been a fan of Jonathon Young and Crystal Pite in their separate spheres of Theatre and Dance for many years. The combination of their talents to tell this achingly personal story creates one of the most profound pieces I’ve seen in years.


  • Betroffenheit | Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre

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  • 7:30 PM

7 Apr

  • 7:30 PM

8 Apr