Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young's Betroffenheit named the number one dancework of the 21st century

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      Britain's The Guardian newspaper has ranked Kidd Pivot and the Electric Company's Betroffenheit as the number-one dance production of the 21st century so far.

      The online publication listed 20 works that have made the biggest impact on the dance world since 2000. 

      Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young in 2016, the dance-theatre meld delved metaphorically and devastatingly into the experience of grief. It went on to tour the globe, with its final production last year, playing at London's Sadler's Wells and earning one of Britain's esteemed Olivier awards.

      "As raw and unflinching as Betroffenheit is, however, you come away from it with a wild feeling of exhilaration – uplifted by its courage, its coruscating beauty and by the faith it affirms in the power of art to address emotions that lie beyond reason or words," The Guardian raved in its list this week.

      Betroffenheit joined works by the likes of Mark Morris, Akram Khan, Jérôme Bel, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and Wayne McGregor on the list. At Number 12 was flamenco star Rocío Molina, who will be hitting Vancouver on the DanceHouse program next April.

      In a profile accompanying the list, The Guardian traced Pite's "genius" and said, "Her work feels undeniably human, even when it veers into experimental territory."

      Pite and Young's newest work, Revisor, which premiered earlier this year in Vancouver in a DanceHouse presentation, tours to France and the Netherlands next year.