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Watch: Frankenstein live-streamed Insight event

Join choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane for an introduction to this new Royal Ballet production before its world premiere.

By Beata Bowes (Former Assistant Content Producer)

31 March 2016 at 10.22am | 8 Comments

A ROH Insights event exploring Liam Scarlett’s new ballet Frankenstein was live-streamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel and this page on 7 April 2016.

The event features The Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett discussing the creation of his first full-length narrative ballet alongside designer John Macfarlane, who explains his vision for the production design. Viewers get a sneak peek at the choreography when dancers from The Royal Ballet rehearse an extract from the performance.

This new co-production with San Francisco Ballet has its world premiere at the Royal Opera House on 4 May and this event provides a glimpse into what audiences can expect from Scarlett’s reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale.

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The production is a co-production with San Francisco Ballet and is generously supported by the Monument Trust, Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Simon and Virginia Robertson and the Frankenstein Production Syndicate.

The Royal Ballet's Frankenstein Insight was live-streamed on 7 April 2016 from 7pm BST.

Frankenstein runs 4–27 May 2016. Tickets are still available.

By Beata Bowes (Former Assistant Content Producer)

31 March 2016 at 10.22am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Liam Scarlett, Frankenstein!!, John MacFarlane, live stream, Production, ROH Insights, San Francisco Ballet, YouTube

This article has 8 comments

  1. Rachael responded on 1 April 2016 at 2:26pm Reply

    Looking forward to this. I was wondering:

    1 - Do you know which dancers will be rehearsing, yet?

    2 - Will this be available on catch-up in full, or just edited highlights?

    Many thanks.

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 11 April 2016 at 11:04am

      Hi Rachel,

      I hope you enjoyed the insight. If you missed it, it's available here on our YouTube channel for the next 30 days.

      All best wishes,

  2. Sim responded on 7 April 2016 at 8:08pm Reply

    Frankenstein is looking good from all aspects. I am going a few times and am really looking forward to it. Best of luck to all!

  3. Wendy Knipe responded on 7 April 2016 at 8:25pm Reply

    This is mesmerising! Fascinating stuff and so lovely to see Liam dancing again, if only for a while. Can't wait till May to see it!

  4. meryl gordon responded on 7 April 2016 at 9:47pm Reply

    A marvelous livestream! Looking forward to seeing it next year in San Francisco.

  5. Sandie Lush responded on 8 April 2016 at 10:55am Reply

    What an absolutely fantastic insight evening. Thank you so much for broadcasting it.
    Frankenstein looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to see it.
    I absolutely love Liam Scarlett's choreography and totally understand why he stopped dancing to concentrate on it, but his acting demonstrations to the dancers were a revelation and made me wish had time to do both!
    Thank you for a wonderful evening.....keep them coming!

  6. Angela Hurlstone responded on 9 April 2016 at 11:08am Reply

    I watched the live stream earlier this week, and now watching it again. The music is wonderful When Federico does the big lift it is superb. Sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I can't wait to see this production in May. Its just so beautiful.

  7. Jakegee responded on 13 April 2016 at 7:40pm Reply

    This Insight is a fascinating look at the preparation of the new work "Frankenstein" for the premiere on 4th May at the ROH. I have watched it several times and it whets my appetite to see it on opening night. Please, may I request that this item remains available on your YouTube channel far beyond the 30 day term you mention above?

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