BFI London to show Kapadia's Creature

Published: 9 September 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Jeffrey Cirio and Victor Pringent in Creature Credit: Ambra Vernuccio

English National Ballet will present the world premiere of Creature at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, the latest film from Academy Award winning director Asif Kapadia based on the original concept and choreography by Akram Khan, on 15 October ahead of its cinema release from 24 February 2023.

Based on English National Ballet’s 2021 stage production, Creature is "a tragic tale of an outsider’s search for belonging, the insatiable desires of the powerful, and the enduring hope found in human connection and compassion" inspired by Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck with Jeffrey Cirio, Erina Takahashi and Stina Quagebeur in the principal roles.

Creature is Akram Khan’s third work for English National Ballet, following Dust and his reimagined version of Giselle. It returns to Sadler’s Wells from 23 March to 1 April 2023.