BALLET: Akram Khan returns with his new creation 'Creature'

Monday 24th February 2020 11:35 EST

Dancer, choreographer and celebrity Akram Khan will make a return to this year with a new ballet- Creature, his third collaboration with English National Ballet.

Creature is the tale of an outsider and the search for belonging- a story of exploitation and human frontiers inspired by Georg Büchner's expressionist classic Woyzeck, with shadows of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It is based on the theme of abandonment, isolation and the fragility of the mind.

A co-production between English National Ballet and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Creature is Khan's second full length ballet and follows the success of Giselle, whichhas been seen live by over 100,000 people since 2016, while it toured twelve cities in the UK and outside.

Khan said, "The outcast, the stranger, have been a common theme in my work. In Creature, I am looking further into the areas related to the sense of abandonment, rage and loss."

Khan is joined by a brilliant creative team of Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, composer and sound designer Vincenzo Lamagna, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little.

UK and International Tours: 01 Apr 2020- 20 March 2021

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