The World’s Greatest Show
The World’s Greatest Show is a dance-theatre work exploring 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 and Design by Yann Seabra, The World’s Greatest Show paints a dark, dreamlike picture of the desperate people embroiled in these enormously popular ‘entertainments’.
Director/Choreographer – Arthur Pita
Music – Frank Moon
Set Designer – Yann Seabra
Costumes Designers – Giulia Scrimieri, Yann Seabra
Lighting designer – Ed Yetton
Photos By Roy Tan