Jonathon Young and Crystal Pite revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for choreography in a true hybrid of contemporary theatre and dance. In Revisor, eight Kidd Pivot dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, exploring conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body. From the creators of the internationally acclaimed Betroffenheit (winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production).

90 minutes
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
Costume Design
Nancy Bryant
Lighting Design
Tom Visser
Scenic Design and Reflective Light Concept
Jay Gower Taylor
Assistant to the Creators
Eric Beauchesne
Jim Smith, Francesca Piscopo
Co-produced by
Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Théâtre de la Ville/La Villette (Paris, France), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, Canada), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (North Carolina, US), Canadian Stage (Toronto, Canada), Seattle Theatre Group (Seattle, US), and The Hamber Foundation (British Columbia, Canada).


“Choreographically, it’s riveting, both for the inventive articulation of individual bodies and for the fine-tuned dynamics of the ensemble, as responsive as conversation itself.”

Vancouver Sun

“It’s a strange, fascinating trip no matter how you approach it—the kind where the electricity hangs in the air long after the curtain call.”

The Georgia Straight

this stunning work is imprinted on my brain.

National Post

“Visually spectacular with superb lighting and projections to lift the set into an otherworldly realm, Revisor is simply unmissable”

London Box Office

“…we see bolts of lightning that accompany thoughts, then realise that they are the electricity that fires neurons and axons, the very thought processes that engender movement and speech. Revisor will stay in the memory for a very long time.”


“Mind completely blown — yet again.”

The Telegraph

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.

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

Revisor is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, DanceHouse and Dance Victoria, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Kidd Pivot benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

Kidd Pivot gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and countless individual and business supporters.

Header image photo by Michael Slobodian.

Pictured from left to right in the top image: Ella Rothschild, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen, Doug Letheren, David Raymond, Rena Narumi, and Matthew Peacock.

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