March 14 to 17 at 8 pm, DanceHouse presents Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre's Betroffenheit at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street), with a pre-show chat at 7:15 p.m.
A collaboration between Kidd Pivot artistic director Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre co-artistic director Jonathon Young, Betroffenheit takes the audience through a world of shock and bewilderment in the wake of a disaster.
Since its world premiere in July 2015, Betroffenheit has gone on to win numerous awards including the Georgia Straight Critic’s Choice Innovation Award at the 2016 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, Outstanding Dance Production at the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance (Jonathon Young) at the 2016 Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards, and a 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
Reviewing the work's first Vancouver run in 2016, the Georgia Straight's Janet Smith wrote:
Betroffenheit is a German word for a kind of shock that defies words, and fittingly, this is a show that will leave you speechless. The dance-theatre hybrid is visually stunning and intensely moving, and on opening night prompted an extended standing O from Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre’s hometown crowd.
Tickets for Betroffenheit are sold out. For more information, visit the DanceHouse website.