THE METAMORPHOSIS


A dance theatre adaptation of Franz Kafka's novella.

Choreographed & Directed by Arthur Pita
Music composed & performed by Frank Moon
Design by Simon Daw
Lighting by Guy Hoare 

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for ROH2

Performances: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London,  2010 & 2013, Joyce Theater New York City, 2013

The 2013 Revival was filmed for Sky Arts and is available on DVD.
Winner of an Olivier award for Edward Watson as Gregor, a Southbank SkyArts award and a Critics Circle National Dance award for Arthur Pita.

 
"It is terrifying, heart-tearing, piteous. And glorious. It must, must be seen. It must, must be filmed." - Financial Times

"One of the most exciting dance works of recent times" - Mariella Frostrup, Sky Arts

"Evocative, alienating soundscape" - The Telegraph

"Ominous score" - New York Times

"Dramatic score" - The Guardian

"Brilliant soundscore" - Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk

"Sometimes foot-tapping klezmer, sometimes blues and soundscape, composed and performed by the remarkable Frank Moon" - The British Theatre Guide

"invisible walls and doors are made vividly real... by the creaks, clicks and squelches of Frank Moon's soundscore. Melody too, pours from Moon's own fingers...as he adds finger clicking colour to the score" - The Independant

"Frank Moon is obviously in sync with the choreographer's artistic notions, providing a very fitting soundtrack throughout" - Cloud Dance Festival

"Gregor Samsa's unspeakable nightmare is brought to life by innovative composer Frank Moon" - A Piece of Monologue

"Hypnotic and intense music" - Dave Tries Ballet

"Remarkable one-man-band score" - LondonDance