A state of shock and bewilderment encompasses you in the wake of a disaster. It is a timeless, liminal space where you return again and again even as you struggle to gain and maintain distance, and where you keep responding to the disaster long after it has subsided. Here, a crisis-management team is keeping your emergency situation alive and present, a trusted voice is urging you to come to terms with the past, and a steady supply of “The Show” is available for all the distraction, escape and pleasure you crave. In one sense you’re the survivor and this is your refuge. In another, you’re the disaster waiting to happen. This new creation by two of Canada’s most celebrated companies is an innovative, boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance.

120 minutes
Produced by
Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre
Created by
Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
Written by
Jonathon Young
Choreographed by
Crystal Pite
Directed by
Crystal Pite
Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe
Sound Design
Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe
Scenic Design
Jay Gower Taylor
Costume Design
Nancy Bryant
Lighting Design
Tom Visser
Bryan Arias (2015-2017), Christopher Hernandez (2018), David Raymond, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen, and Jonathon Young
Additional Choreography
Bryan Arias and Cindy Salgado (salsa), David Raymond (tap)
Rehearsal Director
Eric Beauchesne
Co-produced by
Co-produced by PANAMANIA presented by CIBC, the arts and culture program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, Sadler’s Wells (London UK), The Banff Centre as part of the 2015 Performing Arts Residency Program through the support of The Stollery Family and Andrea Brussa, On the Boards and the Seattle Theatre Group through the support of Glenn Kawasaki, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the CanDance Network, Canadian Stage (Toronto), L’Agora de la Danse (Montreal), Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton), and Dance Victoria (Victoria).


Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production (2017)

Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards: Georgia Straight Critic’s Choice Innovation Award (2016)

Dora Mavor Moore Awards: Outstanding Production (2016)

Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards: Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance (Jonathon Young) (2016)

Electric Company Theatre and Kidd Pivot gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Foundation, the Koerner Foundation, the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, and countless individual and business supporters.

Header image by Wendy D
Pictured from left to right: Tiffany Tregarthen and Jonathon Young

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