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Archive listings for Arthur Pita

Work type: Dance or ballet.

The Little Match Girl - T176971671

Celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio this Christmas with his magical dance theatre show. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, this tale of a young street girl's hopes and dreams is told through dance, song and original music performed live. Our unlikely heroine is an impoverished girl, who wanders the ever-darkening streets with just one final match to keep her warm on a cold Christmas Eve. The Little Match Girl is a timeless fable about kindness and helping others, which will enthral young children and the whole family alike.
13 Dec 17 to 24 Dec 17The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
listing details L0370802562
24 Nov 16 to 26 Nov 16The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1719122645

The World's Greatest Show - T0104651521

The World's Greatest Show is a dance-theatre work exploring the compelling and disturbing phenomenon of 1930's dance marathons during the American depression; human endurance contests where couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours competing for prize money. The longest recorded marathon lasted for 3,780 hours. Choreographed by Arthur Pita with original music by Frank Moon (composer for The Metamorphosis) and a live jazz band, The World's Greatest Show paints a dark, dreamlike picture of the desperate people embroiled in these enormously popular 'entertainments'.
27 Jun 14 to 28 Jun 14Borough Hall, Outer London :: V354
listing details L900146614

The Little Match Girl - T0855482340

A dance theatre adaptation after Hans Christian Anderson's classic story, The Little Match Girl presents a magical festive treat for all ages 4 and above. Arthur Pita's new production tells the touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams, beautifully told through dance, song and original live music. A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas eve, where the little match girl paces the emptying streets trying to sell her matches. Cold, hungry and with just one final match flame to keep her warm, she sees a vision of her beloved grandmother. Leaving her troubled life behind, the little match girl is guided up into the night sky by her grandmother who takes her to the moon. Now, on a clear night, if you look closely, you might see the light of a shooting star, or is it a match burning brightly?Music God's Garden. Design Yann Seabra. Lighting Ed Yetton. Performer Corey Annand. Performer Velentina Golfieri. Performer Kip Johnson. Performer Frank Moon. Performer Angelo Smimmo.
30 Mar 14Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
listing details L0860619823
12 Dec 13 to 24 Dec 13Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich :: V374262553
listing details L1446728807

The Metamorphosis - T629079737

Franz Kafka's novella of the absurd and unexpected makes a fascinating subject for Arthur Pita's first commission for ROH2. Featuring Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson in the central role of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Starkly designed by Simon Daw, the Linbury auditorium will be transformed, in traverse, to provide an intimate, surreal Kafka-esque experience. Gregor Samsa's unspeakable nightmare is brought to life by innovative composer Frank Moon - who will play live, an international cast of uniquely individual performers, and Pita's distinctive theatrical style.Design Simon Daw. Music Frank Moon. Performer Edward Watson.
19 Sep 11 to 24 Sep 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L670573720

Camp - T0851266782

Camp is a cheeky, witty and at times disturbing tale of five outdoor types whose lives unravel when they pitch tent together.Choreographer Arthur Pita. Performer Robin Dingemans. Performer Ben Ash. Performer Tiziana Fracchiolla. Performer Michael Pomero. Performer Rachel Lopez de la Nieta.
12 Oct 05ARC, Stockton-on-Tees :: V01950064742
listing details L0638425357
8 Oct 05Prema Arts Centre, Dursley :: V100
listing details L161217604
16 Sep 05The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1234399684
27 Apr 05 to 14 May 05The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
listing details L797044037

CAMP - T0402922385

Following the success of his debut, Arthur Pita returns with CAMP, a full length work for five fantastic dancers. Five go camping, choosing the stage as their site. Over packed, they offload their baggage on us and each other. Accompanied by their fears, desires and the four seasons of Vivaldi, they face the wilderness. The stage becomes a playground as they indulge the seasons. Spring, so fresh and rampant. Summer, full of exhilaration and naked revelation. Autumn, transforming and decaying. But Winter kills and only the strong survive.Performer Cody Choi. Performer Robin Dingemans. Performer Tiziana Fracchiolla. Performer Rachel Lopez de la Nieta. Performer Jason Piper.
17 Jun 04 to 19 Jun 04The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
listing details L01545045786

Boomshe Sheboom/Bugger - a fairy tale - T0355939697

A star performer with [Adventures in Motion Pictures], choreographer and Place Associate Artist [Arthur Pita] launches his new company Open Heart with a flamboyant double bill. Boomshe Sheboom is a work of precision and rhythm. Renowned performer [Kate Coyne] (LCDT, Rambert, DV8) is accompanied by Sheboom, a group of 30 female drummers from Glasgow. Inspired by the concept 'we are all one, a million and nobody' the work features design by Random dancer [Theo Clinckard] (AMP, Random). Bugger - a fairy tale' is a duet for [Arthur Pita] and [Jose Tirado] (The Royal Ballet, Saburo Teshigawara) set against the backdrop of a Swiss mountain scene. The two men meet and fall in love when one rescues the other and their passionate affair is revealed through several beautiful dances.
5 Dec 03The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
listing details L02010379847

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