The Colorado Ballet continues to escalate the level of artistry through athleticism intertwined throughout the storytelling and this season the bar continues to be set high by opening the with Dracula.

Haven’t we all been seductively bewitched by the “Bram Stoker’s Gothic romantic horror” or continue to be? The tale of Dracula begins with the “Jonathan Harker who travels to Transylvania to do business with the infamous Count Dracula. During his visit, Harker is driven mad by the Count and his vampires and returns home. Dracula becomes enamored with Harker’s fiancée Mina and he travels to England to pursue her. As soon as he arrives in England, Dracula seduces Mina’s friend Lucy and he changes her into one of the undead. Dr. Van Helsing and Lucy’s suiters fail to capture Dracula, which enables him to capture Mina.  The men follow Dracula into a crypt to stop him. Only daylight and a stake through his heart can stop him from taking Mina as his own.”*

One can only imagine how this tale will unfold with the choreography by Michael Pink and the music of Philip Feeney performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Our best suggestion is not to imagine but become a supporter and participator of the performance arts and experience the dynamic Colorado Ballet season, live and in person.

Dracula continues to be one of our most popular productions because it features a beloved, spine-tingling story with seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “The story is easy to follow, the sets are grand, the costumes are lavish and the music is enthralling. These elements coupled with Pink’s sensual choreography makes audiences feel like they are part of the action. I encourage you to stock up on garlic and sink your teeth into this ballet full of terrifying excitement!”*

It has been noted that Dracula does contain mature content and is not recommended for children ages 12 or younger. Please note there there will be two 20 minute intermissions with the total run time of 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Performance dates and times:
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.

The entire season is expected to captivate and allow your imagination to soar! Support the arts and culture that surrounds you.

The season line up is as follows (click on each production for show dates/times): Dracula, Nutcracker November 25-December 24, 2017, Romeo & Juliet February 16-25, 2018, Ballet Director’s Choice March 30-April 1, 2018. Start planning your cultural getaway now!

Click HERE to view the company dancers of the Colorado Ballet.

*Please Note: some quotes and information was gathered directly from Colorado Ballet press release