Betroffenheit is a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been honoured with numerous awards, including "Best dance show of the 21st century" by The Guardian, the Dance Critics’ Top Pick of 2016, and 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.
Five astonishing performers create the mindscape of Young’s tormented central character as he moves from despair towards the hope of recovery. Written by Young, based on his own experience of dealing with tragedy, and choreographed by Crystal Pite, the result is a genre-defying piece of dance theatre that has stunned critics and audiences worldwide.
Betroffenheit was recorded during sold-out performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, April 2017. The capture has won numerous awards: Rose d'Or (Arts) 2018 Golden Prague Czech Crystal (Performing Arts) 2018 San Francisco Dance Film Festival (Performance Capture) 2019 Dance Screen Best Live Performance Relay 2019
Best Dance of the 21st Century "addresses the experience of human suffering with raw and heroic brilliance." ***** The Guardian
"Inspiring dance-theatre hybrid. A savage beauty" ***** The Observer
“an astonishingly ambitious, brilliantly realised, tender-hearted meditation on the nature of bereavement, grief, and the coping strategies of the mind." The Telegraph
“raw, funny and profoundly, tenderly human." ***** The Independent