Twin Cities Ballet is excited to invite you to our world premiere of Dracula, and Other Tales on October 27 and 28 at Ames Center!
This exciting production features the world premiere of Dracula, a new ballet with 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. Vogt used the plot of the Gothic novel as a jumping off point to explore the 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, inspired by themes from The Handmaid’s Tale. RED explores women’s individual reactions to forced conformity and the stripping of their individuality: compliance, collaboration, and/or rebellion. The evening is rounded off by the premiere of a new piece choreographed by TCB company dancer Micah Chermak.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ames Center box office or via Ticketmaster.com.
About Twin Cities Ballet: 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.