In a spine-tingling move sure to thrill fans of the macabre just in time for Halloween, Ballet West is resurrecting the acclaimed production of Ben Stevenson’s Dracula.
The eagerly awaited return is scheduled to run from October 20th to October 28th at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City. Such is the frenzy surrounding this production that, in response to overwhelming ticket requests, an eighth performance has been added.
“Ben Stevenson is arguably one of the world’s greatest story ballet choreographers. As such, I like to describe his Dracula as a wild ride through the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. We have had a wonderful time sinking our teeth into this meaty choreography. My dancers have devoured their assignments with a ghoulish relish.”
Artistic Director of Ballet West
Stevenson has artfully transposed Bram Stoker’s chilling tale to the ballet stage. Drawing inspiration from beloved 19th-century classics like Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle, Stevenson weaves a mesmerizing narrative.
Adding to the enchantment is the hauntingly evocative music of Franz Liszt, arranged by John Lanchbery and performed live by the Ballet West Orchestra.
This blockbuster production goes beyond traditional ballet; audiences can expect to be spellbound by thrilling pyrotechnics, the gravity-defying presence of flying vampires, and a ghostly carriage that mysteriously careens on and off the stage.