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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.

‘A splendidly perverse double bill. All horribly entertaining. A very dark treat indeed.’

‘Pita’s dance works have something of the surreal glamour, unsettling psychology and wired humour of a Lynch movie’

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