Based on the acclaimed English National Ballet production, choreographed by Akram Khan and directed by Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy, The Warrior), Creature is a genre-busting collaboration that fuses film and contemporary dance.
In a dilapidated former Arctic research station, Creature (Jeffrey Cirio) is unknowingly enlisted by a military brigade into an experimental programme. Creature meets and falls in love with Marie (Erina Takahashi), a cleaner who shows him kindness and compassion; together they dream of escape. This vivid cinematic experience is a beautiful, 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.
Creature is Olivier Award winning choreographer Akram Khan’s third work for English National Ballet, following Dust and his reimagining of Giselle. The original stage production of Creature, which premiered in 2021, returns to the stage this spring, at Sadler’s Wells, London from Thursday 23 March – Saturday 1 April 2023.
Asif Kapadia is best known for his trilogy of films exploring the price of fame, Amy, Senna, and Diego Maradona. His debut fiction feature, The Warrior won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year. He directed episodes of the Netflix series Mindhunter and the critically acclaimed music series 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything. He also co-directed and exec produced the mental health series The Me You Can’t See, starring Oprah, Prince Harry and Lady Gaga. In 2022 he will create a new four-part series about Camden’s musical history for Disney+.