Fairy Tales and Nightmares
It's all very Brothers Grimm
At once playful and deeply, darkly terrifying, Stepmother/Stepfather is choreographer Arthur Pita's latest work and it's looking all sorts of Stranger Things on the freaky yet totally fantastical-ometer. A dance double bill, Stepmother tells of a menacing world where fairy tales distort into nightmares as characters from Snow White to Hansel and Gretel are pursued by a force of monstrous stepmothers. Stepfather tells a twisted, visceral tale, inspired by the folk-punk Country Death Song, which talks to a real case in which a man was convicted of murdering his stepdaughter by throwing her down a well. Not exactly fluffy stuff then, but performed in a way that will keep you utterly engaged. Not tried a show at DanceXchange for a little bit? I Choose Birmingham subscribers exclusively receive a spot for just £5 by following this link.
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