Unbound Choreographer Interviews: Arthur Pita

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Arthur Pita

Arthur Pita is a Portuguese choreographer born in South Africa who graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a master’s degree. He has worked internationally in opera, musicals, plays, and film, and created commissions for Phoenix Dance Theatre, Candoco, Bare Bones, Theatre Rites, Ballet Black, and Body Traffic. Recent work includes The Wind for The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet’s 2016 production of Casse-noisette/The Nutcracker, Run Mary Run with Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin, The Ballad of Mack and Ginny for Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson, and Facada for Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. His work for Men in Motion includes Volver Volver for Edward Watson, and Jingling from the Zills for Irek Mukhamedov. He created The Metamorphosis, an adaptation of Kafka’s short story that won both South Bank and National Dance Awards. Pita’s original productions include BoomShe SheBoom, Bugger: a fairytale, Camp (The Place); The World’s Greatest Show, The Little Match Girl (Sadlers Wells, international touring); and Stepmother/Stepfather for DanceEast, where Pita is currently artist in residence. Björk Ballet is his second work for SF Ballet, following last season’s Salome.

Learn more about Arthur Pita, choreographer, and his new work for Unbound, Björk Ballet.