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Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:00 AM
Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:00 AM // Power Center

Betroffenheit
Kidd Pivot and
Electric Company Theatre

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A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit exemplifies what can happen when theater and dance combine to achieve what neither could accomplish alone.

Crystal Pite, the choreographer who brought The Tempest Replica to Ann Arbor four seasons ago, is back with her 2015 work for Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit, which is a German expression for a deep-rooted shock and bewilderment. This searing work has its roots in a deeply personal tragedy, the deaths of writer Jonathon Young’s teenage daughter and two cousins in a fire. With unflinching honesty, it probes the depths of despair and the battle to reclaim normalcy, achieving broad resonance through a boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance. “I can’t remember the last time I heard so much audience-sobbing at a curtain call. Betroffenheit is a harrowing representation of trauma and suffering — but it’s also a stunning testament to what can be made when life undergoes a pretty strange and irreducible process — when it’s turned into art.” (The Globe and Mail)

Please note that the artists have requested no late seating for this performance.

Artist Q&A. Friday, March 17, post-performance.

Artist Website

http://www.kiddpivot.org/

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson

FUNDED IN PART BY

3/18/17 12:00 AM
3/19/17 12:00 AM

Power Center

Betroffenheit
Kidd Pivot and
Electric Company Theatre

A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit exemplifies what can happen when theater and dance combine to achieve what neither could accomplish alone.

Crystal Pite, the choreographer who brought The Tempest Replica to Ann Arbor four seasons ago, is back with her 2015 work for Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit, which is a German expression for a deep-rooted shock and bewilderment. This searing work has its roots in a deeply personal tragedy, the deaths of writer Jonathon Young’s teenage daughter and two cousins in a fire. With unflinching honesty, it probes the depths of despair and the battle to reclaim normalcy, achieving broad resonance through a boundary-stretching hybrid of theater and dance. “I can’t remember the last time I heard so much audience-sobbing at a curtain call. Betroffenheit is a harrowing representation of trauma and suffering — but it’s also a stunning testament to what can be made when life undergoes a pretty strange and irreducible process — when it’s turned into art.” (The Globe and Mail)

Please note that the artists have requested no late seating for this performance.

Artist Q&A. Friday, March 17, post-performance.

Artist Website

http://www.kiddpivot.org/

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson

FUNDED IN PART BY

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