Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of The Wind. It was last on stage 6–17 November 2017 as part of the Autumn 2017/18 season.
In rural Texas, a young woman’s sanity unravels in the grip of the ever-raging wind.
Arthur Pita has forged a distinctive career in British dance; his disquieting narrative works tell dark and strange stories through a vivid, visceral language of movement. His award-winning adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis in 2011 for the Linbury Studio Theatre was a triumph. As well as creating works for his own company Pita has been commissioned by companies and figures from Dance East to Natalia Osipova – creating a body of work whose strangeness and imaginativeness have earned Pita the nickname ‘the David Lynch of dance’.
Pita now makes his main-stage debut for The Royal Ballet with The Wind. He takes as his inspiration Dorothy Scarborough’s controversial 1925 novel, now considered a seminal work of Texan literature, and the 1928 silent movie classic it inspired, which starred Lillian Gish. The ballet comes with a new score by Frank Moon, whose fantastical, inventive music has accompanied most of Pita’s work.
News and features
7 November 2017
Join the Company as they rehearse Arthur Pita's new ballet.
7 November 2017
Audience reactions and press reviews to The Royal Ballet's hotly anticipated triple bill of works from Twyla Tharp, Arthur Pita and Hofesh Shechter.
27 October 2017
'The David Lynch of dance' has been inspired by an eerie movie starring early Hollywood icon Lillian Gish.