Esplanade Presents

Theatre | Dance


Kidd Pivot / Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young (Canada)

5 May 2023, Fri, 8pm

6 May 2023, Sat, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre

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Photo Credit: Michael Slobodian
Photo Credit: Michael Slobodian
Photo Credit: Four Eyes
Photo Credit: Four Eyes
Photo Credit: Michael Slobodian

“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.” The Guardian


“…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.” SeeingDance


“The show is not called Revisor for nothing. The pun is evident from the beginning, Young and Pite revising not only Gogol but narrative dance itself.” Vancouver Sun



Witness a captivating hybrid of contemporary dance and theatre in this spectacular production by award-winning collaborators Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young.


In Revisor, Pite and Young take on an archetypal comic plot inspired by a bizarre theatrical interpretation of Nikolai Gogol’s novel, The Government Inspector. Driven by characters of mixed motives, the narrative satirises the absurdity of power and bureaucracy. With the exceptional dancers from Kidd Pivot embodying the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, the work explores conflict, comedy and corruption in the compelling relationship between language and the body.


Revisor was named best new dance production by the Olivier Awards in 2022 and now arrives in Singapore for its Asian premiere.


This production is presented as part of da:ns focus – Body Language, a weekend of programmes that examines the interplay between dance, the body, text and speech.


Created by: Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young 
Written by: Jonathon Young 
Choreographed and Directed by: Crystal Pite 
Composition and Sound Design: Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, and Meg Roe 
Scenic Design and Reflective Light Concept:  Jay Gower Taylor 
Lighting Design: Tom Visser 
Costume Design: Nancy Bryant 
Assistant to the Creators: Eric Beauchesne 
Dancers: Brandon Alley, Greg Lau, Rakeem Hardy, Doug Letheren, Rena Narumi, Ella Rothschild, Renee Sigouin, Jennifer Florentino, Julian Hunt (Swing), Jade Chong (Swing) 


Latecomers will not be admitted once the performance has begun. There will be no re-admission for this performance.


There will be a post-show talk on 5 May.

Admission Age:
6 and above
Language: English
Surtitle Language: There will be English surtitles for this production. 
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Artist Information

Crystal Pite (Co-creator, Choreographer, Director)

In a choreographic career spanning three decades, Crystal Pite has earned international acclaim with her works for prominent companies including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. She is the founding artistic director of the Vancouver-based company Kidd Pivot, world-renowned for radical hybrids of dance and theatre that are assembled with a keen sense of wit and invention. Pite is currently Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater I, Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre, and Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells in London.

Jonathon Young (Co-creator, Writer, Voice Actor)

Canadian theatre artist Jonathon Young is playwright-in-residence at Kidd Pivot and a core artist of Electric Company Theatre, where he has created and performed in over 20 original productions: Tear the Curtain! (Arts Club Theatre, Canadian Stage), No Exit (American Conservatory Theatre), Betroffenheit (international tour). He has worked as an actor on stages across Canada: Knives in Hens (Coalmine Theatre), The Full Light of Day (Electric Company/ Luminato Festival), All But Gone (Necessary Angel, Toronto), The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary), Hamlet (Bard on the Beach, Vancouver). In addition to Betroffenheit and Revisor, Young collaborated with Crystal Pite on two productions for Nederlands Dans Theater (Parade and The Statement). Young is the recipient of an Olivier Award and the UK National Dance Award.

Date & Time

5 May 2023, Fri


Esplanade Theatre
There will be a post-show talk

6 May 2023, Sat


Esplanade Theatre
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs & Seniors

Cat 1 $100 - $32
Cat 2 $80 - $32
Cat 3 $60 $48 $32
Cat 4 $40 $32 $32

Esplanade&Me Early Bird Specials

(2 – 8 Mar)


Black: 20% savings

White: 15% savings

Discover: 15% savings (Min. 2 tickets)

Esplanade&Me Specials (From 9 Mar)


Black: 15% savings

White: 10% savings

Discover: 10% savings (Min. 2 tickets)

Tote Board Arts Grant


All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges/ Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email

da:ns focus package (Package of 4)

(Applicable to Cat 1 Standard tickets only, limited)


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