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Metamorphosis DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Metamorphosis DVD (The Royal Ballet)

The Metamorphosis, recorded live in 2013 starring Edward Watson.
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Arthur Pita’s dance-theatre adaptation of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella had its premiere at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in 2011. The role of Gregor Samsa was created for Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson, and draws on his extraordinary technical abilities. The unusual and absurd story is conveyed through startling choreography – an intelligent presentation of the pressures and yearnings of the young Kafka.

 

Frank Moon’s score and Simon Daw’s stark, white designs in traverse create a claustrophobic atmosphere, while the horror of Gregor’s physical alteration is evoked by black fluid that smears the stage. Although Gregor’s mother and father struggle to come to terms with his transformation, his younger sister, Grete, is more sympathetic. However, her feelings change and she undergoes her own metamorphosis as she moves from childhood to adulthood. The Metamorphosis won a South Bank Sky Arts Award and Edward Watson won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his role.

 

Gregor Samsa: Edward Watson

Grete Samsa: Laura Day

Mrs Samsa: Nina Goldman

Mr Samsa: Neil Reynolds

Maid/Coffee Lady/Dream Figure/Bearded Man: Bettina Carpi

Music composed and performed by: Frank Moon

Choreography/Director: Arthur Pita

Designs: Simon Daw

Lighting design: Guy Hoare

Assistant Choreographer: Scarlett Perdereau

Producer: Poppy Ben-David

Directed for the screen by: Ross MacGibbon

 

Recorded live at the the Royal Opera House, March 2013

 

Plus: Introduction to The Metamorphosis with Mariella Frostrup / Bringing The Metamorphosis to Life / Cast Gallery

 

Picture: 16:9

Running Time: 80 mins

Recorded: 2013

Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1(5.0)

Region code: NTSC 0

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