Dracula | February 18-27, 2022
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Based on Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror story and performed by the world-class dancers of Kansas City Ballet, Dracula is a spellbinding story of the nocturnal Count who survives on the blood of the living. Audiences will be mesmerized as they venture into the dark and eerie world of the infamous Count Dracula.
With the combination of dramatic choreography by Michael Pink, an original, haunting score by Philip Feeney, dazzling costumes by Lez Brotherston, thrilling sets, and shocking special effects, Dracula delivers sensuality and danger in a dance/theater narrative combining story-enhancing sound effects like the beating heart that opens the show and the frightened voices of the humans Dracula is stalking.
Accompanied by Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau, and featuring Feeney’s gripping score, the dramatic music and cinematic scenery will captivate audience members from curtain rise to curtain fall.
“Dracula is unlike any other ballet. It’s sinister and sensual at the same time; breathtaking yet horrific. The show has developed somewhat of a cult following, breaking box office records all over the world. I’m thrilled to be bringing it to Kansas City Ballet for the first time.” – Michael Pink