This production is generously underwritten by Alexandra Baillie, by Cathy Graham & Katy Graham Debost and by The Sabourin Family Foundation
Kidd Pivot: Assembly Hall
A Kidd Pivot production presented by Canadian Stage
Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
From the creators of Betroffenheit and Revisor
Canadian Stage is proud to be a co-commissioner of Kidd Pivot’s highly anticipated new work by acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite and co-creator Jonathon Young. Assembly Hall follows the massive success of Revisor and Betroffenheit, which The Guardian called “the best dance work of the 21st century.”
With a style that is brilliantly orchestrated, highly energetic, and an inventive hybrid of dance and theatre, Pite has been described by The Guardian as “the dance genius who stages the impossible.”
A group of medieval re-enactors have come together for an Annual General Meeting in their local community hall. As the Board of Directors, they oversee an event called "Quest Fest" that has fallen on hard times: membership is dwindling, debt is mounting, and the hall is falling apart. Unless something drastic happens, the Directors of this venerable order will be facing dissolution. As the meeting progresses, the line between real and re-enactment begins to blur, ancient forces are awoken, and it soon becomes clear that there is something much more at stake here than a mock-medieval tournament.
There will be a pre-show chat with co-creator Jonathon Young at 6:30pm on December 7th in the upper lobby at the Bluma Appel Theatre.
One of the world's great choreographers – The Globe and Mail
Pite structures her work with a thrilling intelligence
and choreographs with a detail that makes you
feel passion and unease under your own skin. – The Guardian