Arthur Pita at The Linbury. The Metamorphosis

I am drawing during the rehearsals of Arthur Pita‘s exquisite new dance work commissioned by ROH2. The dance is based on Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis. Travelling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes one morning in his parents’ house to discover he has been transformed into a giant insect.

A few early drawings…

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Metamorphosis, Edward Watson Metamorphosis 15Royal Ballet Principal Dancer, Edward Watson as Gregor

Metamorphosis, Anton Skrzypicie Gregor’s Father, Anton Skrzypiciel 

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his sister Grete, Laura Day  and Mother, Nina Goldman

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Joe WalklingBettina Carpi and Greig Cooke complete the strong cast of dancers. Innovative music by Frank Moon.

I have previously drawn Bettina Carpi, when she danced with Candoco (see the life size wire sculpture of Bettina: Amazing You) and Greig Cooke in The Featherstonehaughs, Charles Linehan Company and Yorke Dance Project, wonderful to work with them again.

Performances 19 Sept – 24 Sept, at Linbury Theatre in the Royal Opera House.

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