NEWS.......

THE WIND at The Royal Opera House 

Arthur Pita's new work for The Royal Ballet is based on Dorothy Scarborough’s classic novel and the silent film it inspired. The ballet comes with a new score by  Frank, orchestrated by the fabulous Christopher Austin. Frank will be performing with the orchestra on slide guitar, electric violin and sound design. The ballet runs from 6th-17th November on the Main Stage at the Royal Opera House. 

Great reviews for new Theatre Rites show... 

Open til 16th July, The Welcoming Party has attracted great reviews at Manchester International Festival...

"This is, no two ways about it, an astonishing piece of theatre: a kids' show that handles immigration, both as lived experience and as bureaucratic system, with such nuance and sophistication that it teaches adults a thing or two as well." - What'sOnStage

"Frank Moon’s sound composition creates an unsettling atmosphere and Jamaal Burkmar’s choreography expresses the agony of uncertainty and waiting. Simon Daw’s design, with its constant images of dehumanising cages, makes the most of the venue, which was once the world’s first railway warehouse...  This is all pretty grown-up stuff, and is done with the rackety swagger and invention that we’ve come to expect from Theatre-Rites, a company making shows for children that is right at the forefront of contemporary British theatre practice." ★★★★ - The Guardian

"Why can’t all interactive, site-specific theatre be like The Welcoming Party? Theatre-Rites’ first show for Manchester International Festival is beautiful, clever, creative, chilling and thought-provoking theatre. Aimed at family audiences but with absolutely no sugar coating of the subject matter: what it means to be a refugee." ★★★★★ - British Theatre Guide

THEATRE RITES  

Frank is confirmed to produce the sound score for Theatre Rites' exciting new production, The Welcoming Party. Blending installation, music, puppetry and dance, this immersive theatre experience will take place in a warehouse on the grounds of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry in July 2017. 

http://mif.co.uk/mif17-events/the-welcoming-party/

SALOME premieres at San Francisco Ballet 

SALOME, with choreography by Arthur Pita, design by Yann Seabra and a full orchestral score by Frank, has just received it's world premiere at San Francisco Ballet. 

"Frank Moon’s atmospheric and percussive original score lays a filmic foundation from which everything springs." - ★★★★★ DanceTabs

"Moody, dramatic score" - ★★★★ Bachtrack

"A convincing melodramatic score" - San Francisco Chronicle

Whelan/Watson, Osipova, ENB, and SFB this Autumn 

Autumn news...!

WHELAN / WATSON: OTHER STORIES enjoyed a partial revival last week at New York City Center - Arthur Pita's piece "The Ballad of Mack & Ginny" was danced by Wendy Whelan & Edward Watson for two sold out nights, with Frank MDing the live quintet of musicians.

Meanwhile, NATALIA OSIPOVA continues her tour - from Sadler's Wells and the Edinburgh International Festival - to New York City Center in November 2016....

A short film commission from ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET features a recomposition of the Giselle score by Frank, and will be shown as a curtain raiser to Akram Khan's Giselle in November at Sadler's Wells.

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL company recently returned from a 3 week tour in China, and Sadler's Wells have confirmed the show as their Christmas production in the Lilian Bayliss Theatre for the third year in a row.

Frank is assembling a sound score for a new double bill evening from Arthur Pita: STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER, to premiere at Dance East in Ipswich, at the end of October.

And finally... a full orchestral score commissioned by SAN FRANCISCO BALLET is under way and will premiere in March 2017. Watch this space!

NATALIA OSIPOVA at SADLER'S WELLS 

Performances: 29 June - 3 July 2016
This evening of newly commissioned work features a new Arthur Pita commission from Sadler's Wells, created on Royal Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin with a soundscore mixed by Frank. The score will feature songs by The Shangri-Las and David Lynch, with additional music and sound design by Frank. The evening also features works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russell Maliphant.

The Little Match Girl tour continues to TAIWAN 

Following a successful tour in December 2015 that included Birmingham, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Newcastle and a well received run at Sadler's Wells Lilian Bayliss theatre, Arthur Pita and company are about to open for a sold out run at the National Theatre in Taipei, following three great shows in Kaohsiung!
 

FACADA Summer Tour 2015 

Frank is set to tour with some of the world's greatest dancers this summer, as part of Ardini Artists 25th Gala Celebration, performing his score to Arthur Pita's FACADA live on stage with Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - closing an evening which will also feature Edward Watson, Marcelo Gomes and members of the Royal Ballet. The programme will feature three exciting and diverse contemporary pieces - opening with the UK Premiere of Zeitgeist, created for Royal Ballet by Alastair Marriott and set to Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto, and Marcelo Gomes will perform in the UK Premiere of his piece Tristesse.

Tour dates:
17-18 July: London Coliseum
24 July: San Francisco
27-28 July: St Petersburg
2 August: Colorado
5 August: Montreal
7-8 August: New York City

 

Edward Watson & Wendy Whelan: Other Stories 

Frank will be music director and arranger for a new Royal Ballet production at the Linbury Theatre (Royal Opera House) this summer. The evening features duets and solos on Royal Ballet principal Edward Watson, and NYC Ballet principal Wendy Whelan, by 5 choreographers: Arthur Pita, Javier de Frutos, Daniele Desnoyers, Annie B and Arlene Phillips. Frank will arrange for & lead a 6 piece live ensemble to perform the score for each of the 5 pieces. Designs are by Jean-Marc Puissant.

Performance dates: 9 - 12th July. Tickets HERE