On the Boards and Seattle Theatre Group are teaming up this weekend with another dynamic duo, contemporary dance group Kidd Pivot with Electric Company Theatre. The two ensembles, both based in Vancouver B.C., are currently touring with their show Betroffenheit, a hybrid theatre-dance performance piece.
Kidd Pivot choreographer Crystal Pite is not a stranger to Seattle–her dark and astounding dance piece Emergence, all angles and modern hive-mind choreography, recently debuted at PNB to wide acclaim. She will be joined by actor and Electric Company Theatre director Jonathan Young, known for his adventurous storytelling and use of technology, in the creative direction of Betroffenheit.
About the show:
Betroffenheit, a word with no direct English translation, describes the shock and bewilderment experienced in the aftermath of a disaster. Drawing from personal experience in director Jonathan Young’s own life, Betroffenheit touches on themes of loss, trauma, addiction, and recovery. With an amazing cast of virtuosic dancers and cutting-edge theater technology and magic, this new creation by two of Canada’s most celebrated companies is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on the STG website.
Kidd Pivot & Electric Company Theatre’s Betroffenheit
When: Friday March 18 & Saturday March 19, 8pm
Where: The Moore Theatre (1932 2nd Ave)