Episode 225: Liam Scarlett

Choreographer Liam Scarlett mentions his early career as a choreographer, emphasizing the wide range of styles in his prolific catalogue of works. He speaks eloquently about the creation of the ballet, Frankenstein, from his first reading of the novel at age 11; through his collaboration with the production team—John Macfarlane, sets and costumes, and Lowell Liebermann, the composer of the commissioned score; to working with both the English and the San Francisco casts of this co-production. He discusses the prevailing themes of the work and the challenges of translating the novel into a non-verbal work for the stage.

Header Image: Choreographer Liam Scarlett talking about his Frankenstein prior to a performance in War Memorial Opera House // © Erik Tomasson

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