Worlds collide in Fury, a ballet that takes inspiration from the post-apocalyptic blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road. The show comes to San Francisco's August Hall on Feb. 1 and 2, and features an original score by North Bay art pop band Yassou, string arrangements by composer Kristina Dutton and immersive visuals by lighting designers Michael Straun, Luke Acret and Brandon McFarland.
About a band of rogue adventurers fleeing an evil cult leader through a desert wasteland, Mad Max: Fury Road received rave reviews upon its release in 2015 for its clever script, hair-raising action sequences and dark sense of humor. Fury gives the concept a completely different spin, with choreography by Danielle Rowe and performances from top-tier dancers from Alonzo King LINES Ballet (and special guests), including Adji Cissoko, Babatunji and Michael Montgomery.
August Hall, typically a standing-room music venue, is an unusual and intimate location for the performance, which aims to be more accessible than your typical ballet performance inside of a theater. The show sold out when it was previously presented at The Midway in September, but tickets are still available for this year's rendition.