Betroffenheit called "virtuosic" and "riveting" in its London, U.K. debut

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      And yet more ecstatic reviews are pouring in from Europe for Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre's Betroffenheit, with the show debuting at the esteemed Sadler's Wells last night.

      The Vancouver production by choreographer Crystal Pite and theatre artist Jonathon Young has "riveting drama" and "virtuosic dance", according to the Guardian newspaper.

      It went on to rave about the piece's dark and sometimes surreal exploration of Young's real-life trauma and grief, "The dancers are astoundingly good – versatile and virtuosic – and the entire production is eerily surefooted in the handling of its darkly intractable material."

      The Evening Standard, meanwhile, bore a headline that said the show is "Full of brains, craft and atmosphere." 

      The Stage commented: "With echoes of early David Lynch movies, Edvard Munch and even a touch of Hieronymous Bosch in the agonised groupings, this raises dance-theatre to an entirely new level. Not so much an entertainment as an exorcism."

      The show recently earned standing Os in Dublin. It has one more presentation in London tonight.