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