5th September 2010
Lust is fleeting, death is forever.
Opera, dance and fighting combine to deliver a fresh take on the Beowulf legend.
Opera, dance and fighting combine to deliver a fresh take on the Beowulf legend. Sea serpents clash with warriors of old in this tale of men, monsters, seduction and sacrifice.
ID Fight Choreographer Ronin Traynor devised the action along with dance choreographer Alex Parsonage to produce a dramatic dance of lust and death.
Ronin introduced the fan as the weapon of choice for the sea serpents which helped cement the sensual and visually captivating characteristics of these female monsters. The fans also acted as percussive instruments throughout the fight, producing sudden snapping sounds as they were opened and closed by their serpent owners.
A sneak preview of Beowulf is showing at the Bridewell Theatre between the 5th and 7th September as part of Sirus Lutovich's Circus of Opera.