Twin Cities Ballet’s premiere of Dracula will take place at Ames Center on October 27-28. This new ballet features an original story adaptation by TCB Artistic Director Denise Vogt based on the classic novel, and an original musical score written for this production by Minnesota composer Simon Sperl. Also featured in the evening are RED, a ballet inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale, and the premiere of a new Halloween-themed work choreographed by TCB company dancer Micah Chermak.
For Dracula, Vogt used the plot of the Gothic novel as a jumping off point to explore themes of social and physical isolation, mind control, fear, and seduction that permeate the novel, but reinvents the setting. “In this version, the Dracula character is in solitary confinement in a prison,” says Vogt. “It’s not your regular Dracula.”
Twin Cities Ballet will also be performing Denise Vogt’s RED, an intellectually provocative and emotionally powerful ballet with an all-female cast. The evening is rounded off by the premiere of a new piece choreographed by Micah Chermak, featuring monsters, zombies, and athletic and powerful dancing.
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB) is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional ballet company located in the South Metro. Our mission is to make ballet approachable, relatable and fun through innovative, professional and original productions.
These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.