In a new commission by DanceEast, award-winning Director and Choreographer Arthur Pita, in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, presents a wickedly gruesome, darkly surreal double bill of dark dance.
Stepmother leads us into a menacing world where macabre folklore meets the grotesque. Fairy tales distort into nightmares as familiar characters from Snow White to Hansel and Gretel are pursued by a force of monstrous and abusive stepmothers.
Stepfather tells the grisly tale of a twisted family situation, inspired by the folk punk ‘Country Death Song’ from cult American band Violent Femmes. Spiralling into a hellish world of incest and murder, the search for redemption is played out beyond the grave.
Arthur Pita’s recent international sell-out successes include: The Metamorphosis at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre which won the South Bank Award, National Dance Award and an Olivier Award nomination; Facada for Russian ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev (London, New York, Moscow) and The Little Match Girl (Sadler’s Wells & national tour).
Thu 16 & Fri 17 February, 8pm
DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome
0844 338 5000
Thu 2 – Sat 11 March, 7.30pm
(8pm on the 7 March)
(no performance 5/6 March)
020 7121 1100
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER ARTHUR PITA
COSTUME & PROPS DESIGNER (STEPMOTHER) YANN SEABRA
DESIGNER (STEPFATHER) SIMON DAW
LIGHTING DESIGNER MARK DOUBLELAY
SOUND DESIGNER FRANK MOON
COREY CLAIRE ANNAND
KARL FAGERLUND BREKKE