The Count will return to Atlanta once again, but he will bite for the first time on the stage of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta Ballet’s production of Bram Stokers’s Dracula. The always popular tale will run for eight performances, February 5 through 15, 2009 with live music by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.
This will be the fifth time that Atlanta Ballet presents Michael Pink’s version of this haunting, heart-pounding story ballet. The Ballet will once again bring world renowned choreographer Pink to the city to direct the drama, which is taken from his and Christopher Gable’s original production.
Set to Philip Feeney’s griping score which includes wolverine howls and haunting heartbeats, audiences follow the story of businessman Jonathan Harker to Transylvania, his destined meeting place with Count Dracula – a vampire who is a picture of courtly elegance and menacing force. Dracula, surviving on the blood of the living, casts spells over Jonathan, his fiancée Lucy, and her friend Mina. Only the audience will discover their fate in this terrifying yet romantic tale.
The event is presented by SunTrust. Tickets range from $15 - $95 and are available through Ticketmaster Arts Line at (404) 817-8700 or stop by any Ticketmaster outlet or the Fox Theatre Box Office. Order tickets on-line at www.atlantaballet.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for parties of ten or more can be ordered by calling 404-873-5811 X 207.
Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is the longest, continuously operating ballet company in the United States. Atlanta Ballet 's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals.
Among Atlanta Ballet’s proud and unique 75-year history are its three Artistic Directors, Miss Dorothy Alexander, whose vision brought dance to the South; Robert Barnett, who turned Atlanta Ballet into a professional company; and currently, John McFall. Under McFall’s leadership Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance.
Atlanta Ballet opened the Centre for Dance Education in 1996 and is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. With diverse class offerings and student population, the Centre serves over 150,000 people in metro Atlanta each year. Atlanta Ballet 's roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city's cultural growth and revitalization.
Thursday, February 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7 - 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8 – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14 – 8:00 p.m.Sunday, February 15 – 2:00 p.m.
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