Monday July 20, 2015
Betroffenheit creators on the 'shape of grief' in the body
When Jonathon Young performs the visceral experience of grief on the stage, it isn't all an act. With the help of choreographer Crystal Pite, the bereaved father and actor has channeled his trauma into Betroffenheit, a theatre and dance performance that depicts the mental state one enters following tragedy.
Young and Pite join guest host Jelena Adzic to discuss the terrible loss that fuelled the work, how trauma takes hold of the body, and whether we can step outside our own suffering.
q: Have you ever experienced loss in a deeply physical way? How did the shock and "stuckness" manifest itself in your body?