“The choreography and performances…were enthralling, I was so engrossed I nearly forgot to breathe…an evening of dance/theatre that’s as thrilling as it is affecting.” – Mooney on Theatre
“Utterly compelling…one of the most visually memorable and emotionally powerful performances of the festival.” – Chris O’Rourke, The Examiner (Dublin)
“Betroffenheit is a stunning testament to what can happen when life turns into art.” – Martha Schabas, The Globe and Mail
Jonathon lost his daughter, niece and nephew in a fire. Betroffenheit is the German word for that utterly destructive feeling of loss and pain which this play encaptured.
Betroffenheit is a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been acclaimed as the “best dance show of the 21st century” by The Guardian and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Jonathon Young was also deservedly awarded Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Five astonishing performers create the mindscape of Young’s tormented central character as he moves from despair towards the hope of recovery. Written by Young and choreographed by Crystal Pite, the result is a genre-defying piece of dance theatre that has stunned critics and audiences worldwide. Betroffenheit was recorded during its sold-out performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in April 2017. This sensitive performance capture was directed for the screen by Jeff Tudor, winning the Rose d’Or (Arts) and Golden Prague (Performing Arts) awards 2018.
Playing Wednesday February 26, 7:00 PM
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