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The Mother – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Director and Choreographer: Arthur Pita  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Story of a Mother details the extent one woman will go to to find her baby after it has been taken by Death. Arthur Pita’s translation of the work to the stage, premiering at the Southbank Centre, transposes the tale to a large, but rundown, Russian ...

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Ballet Black: A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream & The Suit – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho Choreography: Cathy Marston, Arthur Pita Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho MBE, in order to provide role models (and opportunities) to young, aspiring black and Asian dancers. Additionally, the company aims to bring ballet to a ...

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Ballet Black – Barbican, London

Director / Choreographers: Cathy Marston and Arthur Pita Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s time to forget everything you think you know about ballet, put aside any pre-existing notions about form, classical styling and storytelling because Ballet Black are redefining its contemporary relevance. The highly acclaimed company returns to the Barbican for a brief run of its new double bill, borrowing steps ...

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Stepmother/Stepfather – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer/Director: Arthur Pita Reviewer: Andrea Allen Like your fairytales with a nice ending? Arthur Pita and HeadSpaceDance folklore inspired double-bill Stepmother / Stepfather is as far from all smiles as it gets. If you’re expecting a comforting, feel-good evening with a few pliés and twirls, you’d best leave now. Inspired by Country Death Song, a song by folk punk band ...

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Stepmother/ Stepfather – Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

Choreographer: Arthur Pita  Director: Arthur Pita Reviewer: Sophie Huggins While fairy tale folklore usually evokes feelings of familiar, reminiscent childhood, there is something not quite so innocent in Arthur Pita’s double bill of subverted storytelling. In collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, the audience is seduced into a dark, physically engaged world where all is not as it seems. Split into two parts, ...

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Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl – The Lowry, Salford.

Based on the story by: Hans Christian Andersen Choreographer: Arthur Pita Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent This month The Lowry has an exciting range of dance performancess. Alongside Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl (performed in the Quays Theatre) they have the National Ballet of China’s Peony Pavilion on their Lyric stage (both performances are heading down to Sadlers Wells next month). ...

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Ballet Black Triple Bill – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Founder &Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Music: Steve Reich, Dustin O’ Halloran, Kurt Weill Choreographer: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Founded in 2001 by Cassa Pancho with the intention of providing a platform for dancers of black and Asian origin, Ballet Black has become much more than this, carving out a niche for themselves. As a ...

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Natalia Osipova – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographers: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russel Maliphant, Arthur Pita, Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Serious question. Is it fair to go to a performance with an expectation how it might turn out? Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin’s reputations are pretty much as solid as they get in classical dance. They’re at the level where the pair are comfortably crossing into the mainstream consciousness ...

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