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The Mother DVD

Natalia Osipova stars in The Mother, a powerful narrative dance production choreographed and directed by master storyteller Arthur Pita. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s dark tale, The Story of a Mother, this sumptuously designed production also features multi-award winning dancer Jonathan Goddard in a variety of hypnotic guises. This is an inventive new production which conjures up a dangerous, kaleidoscopic world, combining narrative dance and drama.

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Dancers: Natalia Osipova, Jonathan Goddard.
Choreography and Direction: Arthur Pita
Music: Composed and performed by Frank Moon and Dave Price
Designer: Yann Seabra
Dramaturge: Anna Rulevskaya
Lighting Designer: David Plater
Producer: Alexandria Markvo and Bird and Carrot
Directed for the Screen by: Gerry Fox
Extra Features: Rehearsing The Mother

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide) 
Duration: 95 mins
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO

"A natural dance actress, Osipova brings a fierce power to her characters’ emotions. This work takes her into new territory, from the domestic to harrowing need." The Independent

"...a star vehicle for the ballerina Natalia Osipova, an incomparably intense dance actress, who gives a terrifyingly acute performance as a grief-stricken mother searching for her lost infant." The Times

"Pita’s production is rich with metaphoric possibility. It could echo any mother’s journey in its darkest hours: the bloody brutality of childbirth, the dissociation of sleep deprivation, the self-sacrifice of parenthood. It’s a hellish tour de forceThe Guardian