Kidd Pivot | Electric Company Theatre
BetroffenheitMar 18-Mar 19, 2016
TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA STG AT THE MOORE THEATRE
SINGLE TICKETS available via Seattle Theater Group
PRESENTED AT THE MOORE THEATRE*
Co-presented with Seattle Theatre Group
*The Moore Theatre is a reserved seating house. OtB Subscribers please contact the OtB Box Office with any seating preferences by Jan 15, 2016.
"...no one makes the case for contemporary dance with more eloquence, subtlety and beauty than Pite." - The Guardian
Superstar choreographer Crystal Pite and her company of dancers team with Jonathon Young and Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre in a new production centered around the German concept of Betroffenheit. A word with no direct English translation that describes the shock and bewilderment experienced in the aftermath of a disaster, Betroffenheit touches on themes of loss, trauma, addiction, and recovery. This new creation by two of Canada’s most celebrated companies is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance.
Kidd Pivot and director/choreographer Crystal Pite are significant forces on the international dance scene. Pite, a longtime member of William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt, has become an in-demand choreographer with commissions from Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Nethederlands Dans Theater, among others. This will be her fifth time at OtB. Pite was last seen here in 2012 with The Tempest Replica and in 2011 with Dark Matters which is now available to watch at OntheBoards.tv. Electric Company Theatre is a leading force in the Vancouver theater scene, known for their use of physical theater, adventurous narrative, and new technology.
Betroffenheit is co-produced by On the Boards and Seattle Theatre Group through the support of Glenn Kawasaki. Betroffenheit is supported by the OtB Performance Production Program.