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Oh, what a lovely day! Mad Max-inspired ballet comes to San Francisco

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Sep 12, 2018

With 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road in the rearview and the future of more Mad Max films in doubt, residents of San Francisco can enjoy their favorite Australian vagabond from the future in the form of FURY, a ballet/interactive concert. 

That’s right: thanks to producer Kate Duhamel, we’re getting Mad Max: The Ballet. Oh, what a day. What a lovely day!

FURY, a ballet/concert/Gesamtkunstwerk inspired by George Miller’s sci-fi/action flick, plays music from the indie pop band YASSOU and composer Kristina Dutton while principal dancers from two ballet companies, San Francisco Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, portray characters fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland through choreography by Dani Rowe.

“We have the band and the dancers, which are acting to portray a story through music and dance in an immersive environment,” said Duhamel in an interview with Haute Living. “It has projections around all four sides, and it’s performed in the round, so the audience will surround the stage and feel inside the concert experience.”

Duhamel added that she wanted FURY to appeal “to a younger, broader audience than typically might go see ballet in a big theater, and also appeals because the story is very contemporary, and the band is very contemporary.”

FURY runs for two nights — Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15th — at The Midway in San Francisco. The hour-long performance starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.  

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