The tenant

Based on the novel by surrealist Roland Topor and set in Paris in the near future, this dance play, which features American Ballet Theatre principal James Whiteside and ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, chronicles a harrowing and fascinating descent into madness. The score is designed for one live musician plus recorded content and sound design.

Choreographed, directed & designed by Arthur Pita

Score composed and performed by Frank Moon

Lighting design by Joe Levasseur

Performances: 6-11 November 2018 at The Joyce Theater New York City

“...their versatility is topped by that of the composer, Frank Moon. Visible beside the stage, he plays late-night jazz and spooky chords on the piano, switching to violin, jaw harp or high-pitched vocals to regulate the mood expertly. The sound of breaking glass in his score is the production’s most artful device of suspense.”  New York Times 

“the score by Frank Moon (played live), punctuated here and there by snippets from three of Beethoven’s symphonies, is an extraordinary compilation of music and sounds that complements and enhances whatever action takes place on stage.”  Critical Dance

"A titillating original score by Frank Moon”  Broadway World  

“The single best thing about the show was Frank Moon’s score, played by Moon himself on the piano, violin, who was also singing. He supplemented his own score with recorded music of Beethoven and an assortment of sound effects that served to enhance and heighten the drama at important points.”  Bachtrack