Kafka's Metamorphosis as Dance Theatre

19 September 2011 - 24 September 2011 · Linbury Studio Theatre

The Royal Opera House in London is promoting a dance theatre adaptation of The Metamorphosis: 'Franz Kafka's novella of the absurd and unexpected makes a fascinating subject for Arthur Pita's first commission for ROH2. Following last year’s sell-out run of God’s Garden Pita returns with this major new dance theatre piece, featuring acclaimed Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson in the central role of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Starkly designed by Simon Daw, the Linbury auditorium will be transformed, in traverse, to provide an intimate, surreal Kafka-esque experience. Gregor Samsa’s unspeakable nightmare is brought to life by innovative composer Frank Moon – who will play live, an international cast of uniquely individual performers, and Pita’s distinctive theatrical style.' [Read More]

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