A Mad Max ballet? Believe it, ‘Fury’ lands in SF this 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.””