“They’re very, very good together” The Guardian
Winner of Best Independent Company at the 15th National Dance Awards 2017, HeadSpaceDance is the brainchild of pedigree dancers Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill who came together to commission new work to perform.
For their most recent project, HeadSpace collaborated with award-winning choreographer Arthur Pita, reimagining two of his earlier works to present a darkly surreal double bill of dance theatre, Stepmother / Stepfather.
Stepmother leads us into a menacing world where macabre folklore meets the grotesque of Hollywood. A waiflike ‘Snow White’, living as a single parent, is pursued and poisoned by her abusive stepmother, leaving her unruly brood of children to reap her revenge on the vile ‘Wicked Queen’.
Inspired by the folk-punk song ‘Country Death Song’ by cult American band Violent Femmes, Stepfather tells the grisly tale of a twisted family situation. Spiralling into a hellish world of incest and murder, the search for redemption is ultimately played out beyond the grave.
With a stellar cast (Christopher Akrill, Jonathan Goddard, Clemmie Sveaas, Valentina Golfieri and Nadia Adame), Stepmother / Stepfather opened to critical acclaim and toured widely in 2016 and 2017.