the mother

A powerful narrative dance production based on Hans Christian Andersen's dark tale, choreographed by Arthur Pita and starring international dance superstar Osipova, principal of the Royal Ballet, alongside multi-award winning dancer Jonathan Goddard. 

The Mother is set to original live music by Frank Moon and Dave Price - both composers and multi instrumentalists who devised and performed the score in collaboration.

As a young single mother sets out to save her child, she must face fantastic creatures, impossible trials and cross the line between life and death itself. Will she succumb to the forces of evil, or will the power of motherhood prevail?

★★★★★ "Choreography, visuals and music all combine here to create something very special.  There are so many layers to this work that one viewing of a performance is simply not enough to do much more than skim the surface of its deep and dark waters.  

Natalia and Jonathan are obviously the visual centres of this on stage world, but so much of not only the feel of this production, but its whole atmosphere, is due to inspired music by the gifted  composers and multi instrumentalists Frank Moon and Dave Price who have created truly original and powerful music for this production." Southside Advertiser

Photo: Alexandra Muravyeva

Photo: Alexandra Muravyeva

Photos: Mika Smillie