Renée Sigouin. Photo by Michael Slobodian
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Kidd Pivot: Assembly Hall

A Kidd Pivot production presented by Canadian Stage

Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young

From the creators of Betroffenheit and Revisor

Canadian Stage is proud to be a co-commissioner of Kidd Pivot’s highly anticipated new work by acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite and co-creator Jonathon Young. Assembly Hall follows the massive success of Revisor and Betroffenheit, which The Guardian called “the best dance work of the 21st century.”

With a style that is brilliantly orchestrated, highly energetic, and an inventive hybrid of dance and theatre, Pite has been described by The Guardian as “the dance genius who stages the impossible.”

A group of medieval re-enactors have come together for an Annual General Meeting in their local community hall. As the Board of Directors, they oversee an event called "Quest Fest" that has fallen on hard times: membership is dwindling, debt is mounting, and the hall is falling apart. Unless something drastic happens, the Directors of this venerable order will be facing dissolution. As the meeting progresses, the line between real and re-enactment begins to blur, ancient forces are awoken, and it soon becomes clear that there is something much more at stake here than a mock-medieval tournament.

One of the world's great choreographers – The Globe and Mail
Pite structures her work with a thrilling intelligence
and choreographs with a detail that makes you
feel passion and unease under your own skin. – The Guardian

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Co-Created by

  • Crystal Pite
  • Jonathon Young

Written by

  • Jonathon Young

Choreographed & Directed by

  • Crystal Pite

Sound Designers & Composers

  • Owen Belton
  • Alessandro Juliani
  • Meg Roe

Scenic Designer

  • Jay Gower Taylor

Visual & Video Designer

  • Cybéle Young

Lighting Designer

  • Tom Visser

Costume Designer

  • Nancy Bryant

Assistant to the Creators

  • Eric Beauchesne


  • Brandon Alley
  • Livona Ellis
  • Rakeem Hardy
  • Greg Lau
  • Doug Letheren
  • Rena Narumi
  • Ella Rothschild
  • Renee Sigouin

This production is generously underwritten by Alexandra Baillie and by The Sabourin Family Foundation

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France), Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara (Trento, Italy), National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (North Carolina, US), Canadian Stage (Toronto, Canada), DanceHouse (Vancouver, Canada), Danse Danse (Montreal, Canada), Le Diamant (Quebec, Canada), Seattle Theatre Group (Seattle, US), Tero Saarinen Company (Helsinki, Finland), Electric Company Theatre.


With additional support from: Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

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