THE WORLD'S GREATEST SHOW

Co-commissioned by DanceEast, Royal Ballet & Greenwich Dance

The World's Greatest Show is a dance-theatre work which explored the compelling and disturbing phenomenon of 1930’s dance marathons during the American depression; human endurance contests where couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours competing for prize money. The longest recorded marathon lasted for 3,780 hours.

Choreographed by Arthur Pita with original music by Frank Moon and a live jazz band, The World's Greatest Show paints a dark, dreamlike picture of the desperate people embroiled in these enormously popular ‘entertainments’.

"a fascinating concept of a show and the dancers are superb.

The Sunday Times

1/3

© 2020 Ballo Arthur Pita

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