BY MICK JACKSON
A DANCE ADAPTATION BY ARTHUR PITA
Arthur Pita is celebrated for his surreal take on story-telling – combining dance, theatre, live music and song. There couldn’t be a more fitting end to our tenth anniversary year, than a performance from a company who were with us at our opening Gala in September 2009 and performed as part of the Jerwood DanceHouse opening season in February 2010, with God’s Garden. We have a very special relationship with the company – having commissioned every one of their productions, all of which have been performed here.
Ten Sorry Tales presents a collection of modern-day fables. From the child who sleeps for fifteen years, to the sinister sisters who prey on trespassers and the boy who brings butterflies back to life – Mick Jackson’s tales are by turns moving and gruesome, funny and dark. Beautifully eccentric and infused with gothic charm, Ten Sorry Tales will steal you away on a journey of curiosity.
In this new commission by DanceEast and Sadler’s Wells, Ten Sorry Tales follows the success of Pita’s critically-acclaimed Metamorphosis (The Linbury, Royal Opera House), The Little Match Girl (DanceEast, Sadler’s Wells), The World’s Greatest Show (DanceEast, Royal Opera House) and Stepmother/Stepfather (DanceEast, The Place).
“Pita’s macabre cabaret confirms the choreographer as one of this generation’s leading storytellers.” The Guardian on Stepmother/Stepfather