Stepmother leads us into a menacing world where macabre folklore meets the terrifying grotesque. Fairy tales distort into nightmares as familiar characters from Snow White to Hansel and Gretel are pursued by a force of monstrous and abusive stepmothers.
Stepfather tells the grisly tale of a twisted family situation, inspired by the folk punk ‘Country Death Song’ from cult American band Violent Femmes. Spiralling into a hellish world of incest and murder, the search for redemption is played out beyond the grave.
★★★★ “A joyously twisted chamber of horrors… The dancers plunge into the nastiness of their material with relish…
The Guardian | Read Review
★★★★ “This is an unforgiving theatrical experience – and essential viewing for anyone interested dance”
The Independent | Read Review
★★★★ “It’s a gloriously twisted imagination that brings laughter and icky disgust in this double bill”
The Evening Standard | Read Review
★★★ “I felt refreshed at having watched an evening’s performance by truly committed and talented dancers”
Express | Read Review
★★★★ “dark but thrilling double bill”
Broadway World | Read Review
★★★★ “Stepmother makes for delectably grim entertainment, the pseudo-realism of Stepfather is often more difficult to digest – and it’s uncomfortably brilliant for it”
The Stage | Read Review
★★★★ “These two pieces further cement Pita’s reputation as a unique and compelling visionary in contemporary dance, but they also demonstrate Headspacedance’s skill and sheer fearlessness”
The Cusp Magazine | Read Review