Reviewing “Viscera,” the piece that Mr. Scarlett subsequently created for Miami Metropolis Ballet, Alastair Macaulay wrote in The New York Instances in 2012 that its “pictures, constructions and textures” confirmed why Mr. Scarlett had “achieved the standing of an essential classical-ballet choreographer.”
Talking of Mr. Villella to The Instances in 2014, Mr. Scarlett stated: “I owe Eddy quite a bit, as a result of I used to be very conscious that the American firm administrators would all be watching to see what the end result could be. After that piece, everybody referred to as.”
Mr. Scarlett ended his dancing profession in 2012 and have become the Royal Ballet’s first artist in residence the identical yr. Over the subsequent seven years, along with creating quite a few items for his residence firm, he choreographed works for the Norwegian Nationwide Ballet, New York Metropolis Ballet, American Ballet Theater, English Nationwide Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Queensland Ballet, BalletBoyz and Texas Ballet Theater.
Though he tended to make summary works when invited as a visitor choreographer, his items for the Royal Ballet confirmed his predilection for narrative. With works like “Candy Violets” (2012), a story of Jack the Ripper and homicide in Victorian England, “Hansel and Gretel” (2013) and “The Age of Nervousness,” a war-themed ballet based mostly on the W.H. Auden poem of the identical title and set to Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, Mr. Scarlett confirmed that he was a part of an extended custom of dance drama on the Royal Ballet.
In 2016 he created his first full-length work, “Frankenstein,” a retelling of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to a commissioned rating by Lowell Liebermann. It garnered lukewarm evaluations, each in London and when it was carried out in 2018 by the San Francisco Ballet. His new model of “Swan Lake,” staged for the Royal Ballet in 2018, was acquired with extra heat.
“It’s removed from a radical reinvention — the setting and choreography keep near the Nineteenth-century unique — but it stands out from so many different Swan Lakes in its consideration to dramatic element,” Judith Mackrell wrote in The Guardian.