Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, the award-winning Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance that explores the psychological states of trauma, grief and addiction.
Combining tap, salsa, spoken word, song and puppetry with Pite‘s emotionally charged choreography, Betroffenheit is a witty and tender-hearted exploration of disconnection, isolation and what it means to come to terms with life’s tragic. Described as raw and riveting, this genre-busting dance-theatre hybrid was the Dance Critics‘ top pick of 2016, and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Jonathon Young was also deservedly awarded Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance at the Critics‘ Circle National Dance Awards.
Written by Jonathon Young
Choreography and direction by Crystal Pite
Original music and sound design | Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, Meg Roe
Stage production | Jim Smith, Jessie Van Rijn Mumford
Stage design | Jay Gower Taylor