Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Story of the Mother, this thrilling dance adaptation The Mother premieres in Edinburgh this December starring internationally acclaimed prima ballerina, Natalia Osipova.
This enchanting production has a strictly limited run of only two performances.
As a young single mother sets out to save her child, she must face impossible trials and cross the line between dreams, reality and life and death itself. Will she succumb to the forces of evil, or will the power of motherhood prevail?
The Mother is a compelling, instinctive story about motherhood. With an original score by Frank Moon and Dave Price, design by Yann Seabra and lighting by David Plater, this avant-garde new piece conjures a dangerous, kaleidoscopic world, combining narrative dance and drama.
Former principal of the Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet and, according to The Telegraph, one of the twelve greatest ballerinas of all time, Natalia Osipova takes the lead alongside the multiaward-winning Jonathan Goddard (Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer). Their impeccable technique and unique dramatic presence is harnessed by director and choreographer Arthur Pita, ‘the David Lynch of Dance’ (The Guardian), whose credits include 5 star critically acclaimed The Metamorphosis, The Little Match Girl and Salome.
Natalia Osipova, one of the ballet’s biggest stars…dazzling audiences with her superlative technique, athleticism and bravura (Financial Times).