Why See San Francisco Ballet: Frankenstein?
The celebrated ballet by Liam Scarlett touches down in 2017
The Royal Ballet's Liam Scarlett brings his celebrated production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to San Francisco for its American premiere in 2017! One of the most promising new choreographers of the new millennium, Scarlett's works have been lauded for its pyschological complexities and expressive movement in dance. Now his first full-length ballet brings to life the troubled Dr Frankenstein and his equally tragic Creature, exploring man's desire to create and moving away from its "horror" label.
The original story of Frankenstein has mostly been forgotten with the advent of Hammer Horror movies, and now the Creature is a staple of pop culture, even laughable with his flat top haircut and neck bolts. However, Scarlett's rich and evocative production turns down the horror angle, and transforms it into a Gothic love story with a tragic end worthy of opera, with an emphasis on exploring what it means to be human.
Opening night: 17 February 2017
Suitable for ages 16+ due to mature content
Two hours and 50 minutes, including one intermission
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