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APR 19-22

WINNER - OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION (2017)

Some questions are impossible to answer and some experiences too personal to express. Choreographer Crystal Pite and actor/playwright Jonathon Young join forces to examine, with unflinching honesty, what happens to the individual in the wake of a trauma. A rare fusion of comedy and drama, poetry and movement, Betroffenheit has enraptured critics and audiences worldwide. After two sold-out runs, this landmark dance-theatre collaboration, co-commissioned by Canadian Stage, returns as part of a major international tour.

★★★★ (out of 4) "Devastating and powerful"

- THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"...a staggering expression of loss that has moved audiences around the world...Crystal Pite will change the way you think about dance"

- THE WALRUS

★★★★ (out of 5) "Raw... riveting drama... virtuosic dance"

- THE GUARDIAN

Info

  • Location: Bluma Appel Theatre
  • Run Time: Approx. 120 minutes (including one intermission)
  • Audience Advisory: Contains a strobe-like effect, non-toxic theatrical haze and coarse language
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WRITTEN BY
Jonathon Young

CHOREOGRAPHED & DIRECTED BY
Crystal Pite

PERFORMERS
Christopher Hernandez
David Raymond
Cindy Salgado
Jermaine Spivey
Tiffany Tregarthen
Jonathon Young*

UNDERSTUDY
Yiannis Logothetis

APPRENTICE
Renée Sigouin

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN
Owen Belton
Alessandro Juliani
Meg Roe

SET DESIGN
Jay Gower Taylor

LIGHTING DESIGN
Tom Visser

COSTUME DESIGN
Nancy Bryant
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR
Eric Beauchesne

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Bryan Arias (Salsa)
Cindy Salgado (Salsa)
David Raymond (Tap)

SET CONSTRUCTION
Scene Ideas

SCENIC PAINTERS
Patrick Spavor
Daniel Dumitriu

PUPPETS
Heidi Wilkinson, Omanie Elias

COSTUME ASSISTANT/BUILDER
Nicola Ryall

COSTUME CUTTER
Linda Chow

STITCHER
Patrice Yapp

STITCHER & BUILDER
Wendy Dallian

PRODUCTION MANAGER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jeremy Collie-Holmes

AUDIO TECHNICIAN/SHOW CONTROL
Eric Chad

STAGE MANAGER
Philomena Sondergaard

STAGE CARPENTER
Isaac Robinson

PHOTO
Michael Slobodian
*Appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).

Co-produced by PANAMANIA Arts and Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Parapan Am Games, Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), The Banff Centre as part of the 2015 Performing Arts Residency Program through the support of The Stollery Family and Andrea Brussa, 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).

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Pre-show Chats

Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance


Friday October 16, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Marcia Blumberg, Associate Professor in English at York University, discusses Samuel Beckett’s repertoire and the significance of Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby.


Friday October 23, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto’s Drama Centre T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko presents. Topic TBA.


Friday, October 30, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Larry Switzky, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, discusses Beckett's love for visual art and the relationship between his late plays and sculpture.
A KIDD PIVOT, ELECTRIC COMPANY THEATRE PRODUCTION, PRESENTED BY CANADIAN STAGE
DANCE PROGRAMMING SUPPORTER
17.18 SEASON SPONSOR
THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY GRETCHEN AND DONALD ROSS AND AN ANONYMOUS DONOR
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION SPONSOR

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