Revisor is the latest critically acclaimed dance-theatre production created by award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite and playwright Jonathon Young.
Revisor is based on the well-known play The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol. Young and Pite revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for a production that blends contemporary theatre and dance. The creators approached the original text as a “matrix for voice and body”, with their cast of extraordinary dancers lip-syncing to a soundtrack recorded by some of Canada’s finest voice actors.
The creators’ quest: “to locate and portray a glimpse of the soul within this most unlikely frame: a well-worn farce about corruption and deceit”. Revisor explores conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body.
Revisor reunites Pite and Young, creators of the international theatre hit Betroffenheit(winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production 2017) with director Jeff Tudor, who won the Rose d’Or (Arts), Golden Prague Czech Crystal, Dance Screen and San Francisco Dance Film Festival awards for his capture of Betroffenheit for the BBC.
Revisor was recorded during its run at Sadler’s Wells, London, in March 2020, just days before the production’s world tour was cancelled due to the pandemic.
"Astonishing. I wanted to see it again, immediately." ***** The Guardian
"A nightmarish, beautiful, mind-blowing journey" ***** Daily Telegraph
“Marvellously danced and superbly staged, Revisor creates a world that is dreamlike and all too familiar." ***** The Independent