2016 solo choreographer
Commissioned for Sally Rousse
Portuguese and born in South Africa, Arthur Pita trained at London Contemporary Dance School and now works internationally as a freelance choreographer for commissioned works, theatre, opera, musicals and film.
Choreography credits include: Boomshe Sheboom, Bugger, A Fairy Tale, Camp (The Place); God’s Garden (Jerwood/ROH); The Little Match Girl (Jerwood/UK tour/Sadler’s Wells); The World’s Greatest Show (Greenwich/Jerwood/ROH). Commissions include: A Dream within a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ballet Black); Facada (California/Moscow/London Coliseum/NY); The Ballad of Mack and Ginny (ROH/NY); La Bala (Rio de Janeiro); Snow White in Black – National Dance Award (Phoenix Dance/Sadler’s Wells); And Then Gone for Bare Bones; The Metamorphosis – South Bank Award, National Dance Award (ROH); The Stepfather (Candoco); Mischief – TMA Award (Theatre Rites/NY); Dancing in the Dark (Images of Dance); Romeu e Julieta (Madeira); Utopia (IDFB); The Art of the Ikettes (Into Dance); Volver Volver (Men In Motion/London Coliseum/Tuscany) and Casse Noisette, party scene (Paris Opera Ballet). Future work will include a new duet for Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin for Sadlers Wells, and commissions for BODYTRAFFIC (Los Angeles) and San Francisco Ballet.
As a collaborator: Pita has choreographed for Les Liaison Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse); Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; La donna del lago (ROH); Our Country’s Good, Mappa Mundi, Women Beware Women, Detroit (NT); Caledonian Road, Becky Shaw (Almeida); La Bohème, Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall); Idomeneo (LA Opera); Frankenstein (Derby); La Forza del Destino (Lithuanian National Opera/Tel Aviv); The Gambler (Opera Zuid); Carmen (ROH/Den Norske Opera); West Side Story (Cyprus); Street Scene (Opera Group/Young Vic/Paris); The Winter’s Tale (RSC/NY); La Cenerentola (Garsington Opera); Orfeo ed Euridice (Minnesota Opera); The Glass Menagerie (Young Vic); Mojo (Theatre Rites/Barbican/Salzburg Festival/NY); The Death of Klinghoffer (ENO/Met); The Bodyguard the Musical (Adelphi). Film work includes: Sunshine on Leith and Ex Machina.
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