Culture Vulture reviews Fury

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“The seated and the larger SRO audience totals 800 each night. It is strikingly young in composition. Dancers improvise bows in all directions for a jubilant standing ovation, where Rowe can’t be fully seen until the second call. Her luminosity feels nearly buried in the celebratory fray: you want the dancers and musicians to carry her down Fury Road on their shoulders. With Duhamel’s help and the artists’ dedicated interpretations, she has demonstrated that even with a scant 50 hours of rehearsal time, if you build it, they will awesomely come.”

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San Francisco Chronicle Datebook features FURY

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Immersive San Francisco show ‘Fury’ reimagines Mad Max and ballet

As the mainstream ballet world frets about staying relevant, San Francisco filmmaker and producer Kate Duhamel is taking the art form’s future into her own hands. With the new immersive ballet-rock show “Fury,” she is pushing the art form all the way to the apocalypse.

Inspired by the feature film “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s Oscar-winning survivalist flick starring Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as fellow antihero Furiosa, “Fury” spins a one-hour survivalist romance that leaves classical fairy tales in the dust.

“We’ll be in the desert, we’ll have explosions and sandstorms,” Duhamel says. “We’re trying to situate ballet into a new context.” The Dogpatch club/performance space the Midway provides the context for the Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15, premiere of Duhamel’s take on “Max,” reimagined with in-the-round staging, concert-style standing room and two bars (after all, one does get parched out in the salt flats).

The “we” she refers to is a crack team of creative accomplices: pop-art-rock band Yassou and violinist Kristina Dutton, star dancers from Lines Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, choreographer Danielle Rowe, costume designer Vasily Vein, creative director Luke Acret and art director/animator Brandon McFarland.

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Haute Living promotes FURY

Ballet And Music Collide At Fury, A Mad Max-Inspired Experience

“This dream team of creative minds and movers promises to put on a thrilling and not-to-be-missed event. The opportunity is to broaden and open up the way that dance is presented. So the collaboration on creating a new work with a band is an opportunity waiting to happen. Audiences are looking for more layered live experiences. They want an experience that stretches them, that feels new and like new partnerships are happening, and with new elements added. It’s an exciting thing to do in person.”