Melbourne City Ballet presents ‘Dracula’
Following its 21-centre tour of Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo’s reimagined Romeo & Juliet, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) is now preparing to present Principal Artist Brendan Bradshaw’s Dracula.
Performances of Dracula are scheduled for Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre in South Morang and for Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 9 at 1:30 pm at Darebin Arts Centre in Preston.
Irish author Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, originally published in 1897, is regarded today as one of the finest Gothic tales ever written. With themes still relevant in this modern age, it follows the vampire Count Dracula as he moves from Transylvania to England.
For this production, Bradshaw recreates the story into a full-length ballet with a new musical score, original sets and fresh costumes. Audiences are advised to “expect the unexpected in this brilliant new ballet.”
Other choreographers who have taken on the story of Dracula are Michael Pink, David Nixon, Ben Stevenson and Mark Godden.
For further information on MCB’s production of Dracula, or to book tickets, visit http://melbournecityballet.com.au/dracula. As MCB put it, it would “suck” to miss it!