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Ballo Arthur Pita Ten Sorry Tales

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A human butterfly emerges from a wicker coffin: with a look of joy on his face, a pale-skinned man wearing a loose striped nightshirt and nightcap opens his arms to unfold large wings of red and orange silk. Other butterflies flutter around him.

Ten Sorry Tales presents a collection of modern-day fables. From the child who sleeps for fifteen years, to the sinister sisters who prey on trespassers and the boy who brings butterflies back to life – Mick Jackson’s tales are by turns moving and gruesome, funny and dark. Beautifully eccentric and infused with gothic charm, Ten Sorry Tales will steal you away on a journey of curiosity.

Arthur Pita is celebrated for his surreal take on story-telling – combining dance, theatre, live music and song. In this new co-commission by Sadler’s Wells and DanceEast, Ten Sorry Tales follows the success of Pita’s critically-acclaimed Metamorphosis (Linbury Theatre), The Little Match Girl (DanceEast, Sadler’s Wells), The World’s Greatest Show (DanceEast, Royal Opera House) and Stepmother/Stepfather (DanceEast, The Place).

[Image description] A human butterfly emerges from a wicker coffin: with a look of joy on his face, a pale-skinned man wearing a loose striped nightshirt and nightcap opens his arms to unfold large wings of red and orange silk. Other butterflies flutter around him.

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Sensory Adapted Performances A Sensory Adapted Performance is an extension of a Relaxed Performance. To create a less formal but supportive environment, the show is modified by reducing sound levels and special effects, and other technical adaptations are made to soften contrasts. As with a Relaxed Performance, Sensory Adapted Performances support noise and movement within the auditorium during a show, re-entry when needed so house lights are left on throughout, and a separate chill-out space for anyone who might need it at any time during their visit. We also provide a Visual Story so people can familiarise themselves with the theatre and key details about the show in advance.

Pita’s macabre cabaret confirms the choreographer as one of this generation’s leading storytellers.
THE GUARDIAN ON STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER

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