Tragedy is laid bare on the stage in the critically acclaimed Betroffenheit, a word that describes the overwhelming feeling of shock and torment in the wake of disaster.
Internationally renown choreographer, Crystal Pite, and actor-playwright Jonathon Young, join forces to examine the aftermath of Young’s personal tragedy: Exploring what happens to a person after experiencing the all-too unimaginable, this harrowingly beautiful and inspired dance theater hybrid is an unflinchingly raw and honest work of art.
Choreographed to the rhythm of Young’s words, the trauma of loss and the long road to recovery are revealed through comedy and drama, poetry and movement. The piece, co-created by Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre, and which won the coveted Olivier Award for Best Dance Performance in 2017, had a three-night run at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, February 14-16, 2018. Talk about a memorable Valentine’s Day!