SNOW WHITE IN BLACK
PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE | 2006 premier at Sadlers’s Wells followed by UK tour
direction/choreography ARTHUR PITA
design JON BAUSOR
lighting design LUCY CARTER
sound design SYD FUNNEL
Shards of an exploded boudoir mirror stick into a snowy landscape - catwalk meets high religious images of death.
2006 Critics' Circle National Dance Award for Modern Repertoire for Phoenix Dance Theatre a co-commission with Sadler's Wells
Over the top? Absolutely "
Snow White in Black.....takes the concept of unnatural mothers and lost children to delicious gothic extremes, casting the wicked Queen as Joan Crawford (specifically, Mommie Dearest) and having the waiflike Snow White swaying on stilts over a brood of spooky changeling dwarves. This is a work of comic, perverse originality fabulously staged and expertly performed. "
a surreal dark comedy that in Arthur Pita’s imagination becomes a Grand Guignol family drama ... Pita's macabre tale is a striking piece of visual theatre "
Snow White in Black by Portuguese choreographer Arthur Pita , was absolutely stunning "