The You Show

“This is a picture of you, falling. Knees, hip, hands, elbows, head. This is how you collapse. This is the sound of your heart hitting the floor.

The You Show is a full-length work created by Crystal Pite, artistic director of Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM. This innovative production features nine exceptional dancers and original music from long-time Kidd Pivot collaborator Owen Belton. The You Show is made up of four short works: ‘A Picture of You Falling’, ‘The Other You’, ‘Das Glashaus’ and ‘A Picture of You Flying’.”

120 minutes
Created by
Crystal Pite
Written by
Crystal Pite
Original Music
Owen Belton
Costume Design
Linda Chow
Lighting Design
Robert Sondergaard
Eric Beauchesne, Peter Chu, Ariel Freedman (Guest), Sandra Marín Garcia, Yannick Matthon, Anne Plamondon (Guest), Jiří Pokorný, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Maurice Spivey
Co-produced by
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt)


“Her style is influenced by her time with William Forsythe, but her choreographies have their own language: mercurial and full of power and humor.”

Journal Frankfurt

“… a quiet dance style, with meditative sounds lapping at its edges, full of elegance, grace and intimacy that doubles the phrases like shadow theater and reveals its ballet heritage in its flowing gentleness and emotionality.”

Frankfurter Neue Presse

“Altogether, the dancers are fantastic. Pure joy to watch them in their artistic ecstasy of movement… Dreamily beautiful, misty images on an empty black and dark stage.”



The four works presented in The You Show come out of my fascination with familiar storylines of love, conflict and loss, and the body’s role in providing the illustrative shape of those stories. The body can convey profound meaning through the simplest of gestures, and the analysis of familiar human action provides an opportunity to recognize and re-frame ourselves in each other. I want the performance to connect with you and your own body. I invite you to locate yourself in the dancer, to recognize your own dramas translated into fierce physical language, and to see yourself falling and flying as the hero of your own existence. Life, whether you are superhuman or simply human, is epic.”

Kidd Pivot acknowledges the support of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt) as Co-producer and, 2010 at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt,Gemeinnütziger Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhein Main as a Sponsor and Partner.

Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.

Header image by Tim Matheson

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