Kidd Pivot & Electric Company's Betroffenheit from Electric Company Theatre on Vimeo.
WORLD PREMIERE: July 23, 2015, Panamania Arts and Culture Program of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games / Canadian Stage, Toronto, Canada
TOUR: Spring 2016
A state of shock and bewilderment encompasses you in the wake of a disaster. It is a timeless, liminal space where you return again and again even as you struggle to gain and maintain distance, and where you keep responding to the disaster long after it has subsided. Here, a crisis-management team is keeping your emergency situation alive and present, a trusted voice is urging you to come to terms with the past, and a steady supply of “The Show” is available for all the distraction, escape and pleasure you crave. In one sense you’re the survivor and this is your refuge. In another, you’re the disaster waiting to happen. This new creation by two of Canada’s most celebrated companies is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance.
Co-produced by PANAMANIA Arts and Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), On the Boards and Seattle Theatre Group through the support of Glenn Kawasaki, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the CanDance Network, Canadian Stage (Toronto), L’Agora de la Danse (Montreal), Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton), and Dance Victoria (Victoria). The Banff Centre Residencies for Betroffenheit were made possible through generous donations by The Stollery Family and Andrea Brussa.