Betroffenheit from Sadler's Wells (2017)

2017 | UK | Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young | ★★★★

Canadian duo Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young's painfully affecting Betroffenheit from Sadler's Wells is an imaginatively staged, powerfully performed dance-play hybrid exploring the grief-filled after-effects of trauma and addiction.


"Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, the award-winning Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid between theatre and dance that explores the psychological states of trauma, grief and addiction. The title of the piece is a German word that simply translated means shock, bewilderment, dismay and is based on Young's own experience - his teenage daughter, niece and nephew died in a fire whilst on a family holiday in 2009." BBC