About the show
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Prometheus myth and Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, Creature leans into questions of identity and outsiders. Boldly confronting human ambition and its costs, Khan’s distinctive blend of Indian kathak and contemporary dance meets the drama of world-class ballet to build a masterwork of rage, loss and belonging.
Akram Khan is a multi-award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director of the Akram Khan Company. His previous collaborations with the English National Ballet include a mesmerising re-imaging of Giselle, described by critics as “one of the boldest dance projects of the modern era” (The Telegraph).
For Creature, Khan works with a team of frequent collaborators and company members: designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), composer and sound designer Vincenzo Lamagna, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little.
With a decorated creative team and a compellingly gothic story at its core, Creature at Sadler’s Wells is sure to be a huge event on the dance calendar. It celebrates its international premiere in London from 1 April 2020.
Recommended forFans of Akram Khan’s impressive Giselle should snap up tickets for Creature in the West End, as its sure to be a popular event.
Age Recommendations: TBC