From choreographer Crystal Pite and writer/director Jonathon Young comes Revisor, a new dance/theatre hybrid that mixes classic farce and the forces of radical change into a fizzing concoction that confounds expectations and inverts the official order
Date/Time: Feb 22 2019, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pmVancouver, Vancouver Playhouse | Event calendar
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Taking inspiration from the classical tropes of satire and subversion – apparatchik politicking, mistaken identity, trash the fourth-wall observances – eight dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors in a plot that reinvests theatrical devices with anarchic absurdity, and Pites’s wildly inventive choreography.
As story and dance cascade into a final conflagration of human failing and moral bankruptcy, Revisor uses the mutable language of conflict and comedy to examine the relationship between people and politics, with eviscerating wit and bold physicality.
“Pite is an image-maker of rare distinction.” – The Australian
Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France), Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity (Banff, Canada), Canadian Stage (Toronto, Canada), National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), DanceHouse (Vancouver, Canada), Dance Victoria (Victoria, Canada), Danse Danse (Montreal, Canada) and Seattle Theatre Group (Seattle, US).
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
Speaking of Dance Pre-show Talk at 7:15pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in the Vancouver Playhouse Upper Lobby. Guest: TBA
Post-show Social after the performance on Friday night in the Playhouse Salons.