Vancouver's Betroffenheit set to shake the Land Down Under

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      Betroffenheit, the stunning dance-theatre production that Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre debuted here last year, is embarking on a major global tour that starts in Australia.

      It then heads on to California, Michigan, and Minnesota, before taking off for Serbia and then a return to London's prestigious Sadler's Wells, Spain, and France, ending at Paris' Theatre de la ville from May 29 to June 2.

      The show, ranksed by The Guardian last fall as "the best dance show of 2016" after it debuted in London, opens the tour at the Perth International Arts Festival tonight.

      Betroffenheit draws from cocreator Jonathon Young's real-life tragedy and post-traumatic stress after a cabin fire in B.C.'s interior that took the life of his daughter.

      He  created it with choreographer Crystal Pite, who is also enjoying another big international spotlight next month: from March 16 to 24 she premieres a work at London's Royal Ballet, alongside pieces by Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson.