08/13/2005: Vlad-the-Impaler Pirouettes…
If you are Dying to ”Sink your teeth into an intriguing drama of love, bloodlust, loss and redemption...of power and passion...of good and evil...and the search for immortality. "Long live Dracula. May he never rest in peace."
Here could be a new seasonal tradition in theater performances???
”The International Ballet Theatre (IBT), under the direction of Kirov Ballet dancer, master teacher, and world-renowned choreographer, Vera Altunina, will present the colorful and passionate story of Dracula, at Meydenbauer Theater October 28-30, 2005.
As the Nutcracker is to Christmas, IBT's Dracula is bound to become a Halloween tradition, having enthralled audiences with its premier production in 2004. Back by popular demand, this year's production promises to deliver even more heart-stopping performances as IBT's 2005 season opener.
Bram Stoker's, gothic masterpiece, Dracula (1896) became a cultural phenomenon of the 20th Century, canvassing film, music, dance and virtually all mediums of pop culture. IBT's adaptation of this classic tale seduces the audience with a range of emotion, exploring the depths of good and evil through elegance, beauty, and heart-pounding energy.
Altunina masterfully combines an array of dance forms, vivid costumes, and drama with "magic" and humor, to transform this dark story into a captivating performance that adults and children will enjoy.
IBT's production of Dracula is filled with diverse artistic offerings from classical ballet to theater jazz and modern dance choreographed by master teachers Jerry Tassin and Eva Stone. Eastern European folk rhythms, magicians, acrobats, warlocks doing an Irish jig, and witches tap-dancing on coffins create an energetic production unique to the Puget Sound region.
Dracula is entertaining for audiences of all ages, including children. Saturday and Sunday matinees will feature a costume contest with prizes for children who wear their Halloween costumes to the performance.
Courtesy of US News Wire.
Click on the link above for more information about getting tickets for this performance of Dracula.
Karen on 08.13.05 @ 08:27 AM CST