Betroffenheit wins Olivier award for best new dance production

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      Kidd Pivot and Electric Theatre Company's Betroffenheit has just won an Olivier award--Britain's version of the Tony Awards.

      The critically celebrated work by Vancouver-based Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young nabbed the prize for best new dance production at the ceremonies April 9.

      Betroffenheit has been touring the world, and hit London's Sadler's Wells theatre last spring.  U.K.-based dance critic Luke Jennings listed Betroffenheit as one of the best in 2016, calling it a "vast, terrifying and ultimately redemptive work of art".

      Audiences here will get another chance to see the dark, carnivalesque dance-theatre exploration of real-life loss on March 16 and 17, 2018, as part of the next DanceHouse season

      It beat out fellow nominees Giselle by Akram Khan and English National Ballet, also at Sadler's; My Mother, My Dog And CLOWNS! by Michael Clark at the Barbican Theatre; and Blak Whyte Gray by Boy Blue Entertainment at the Barbican.

      Amid the other big winners at the performing-arts awards named for Laurence Olivier were the new Broadway-bound musical Harry Potter and The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre, which took home nine of the prizes.