KQED lists Fury on their "Do List"

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…”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.”

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Mercury News promotes Fury, and lists it as one of seven awesome things to do over Super Bowl weekend

Mercury News promotes Fury, and lists it as one of seven awesome things to do over Super Bowl weekend

“Performing arts organizations exist to transport people out of quotidian reality, to offer a glimpse of clarifying truth, transcendent beauty or at least a diverting funhouse mirror. But in a nation with minimal public support for culture, arts organizations must heed the unavoidable fact that demography is destiny.

Across every art form there are angst-ridden campaigns and initiatives to connect with young audiences. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone called on Mad Max for help. Taking ballet out of hushed confines to create an immersive theatrical experience, “Fury” is one of the latest and maybe most audacious attempts yet to reach millennials where they live.” …

“Presented by Duhamel’s production company CandyBomber and Live Nation, “Fury” is a test run that could turn into a touring show. The September run served as “a proof of concept,” she says. The August Hall production offers another opportunity to gauge the show’s appeal.

“We are learning how to tour,” she says. “We’re exploring options in different cities. This show could have a good number of other runs.””


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.”

Full review by Toba Singer in link below

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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