Dracula Ballet prepares for impact


Islanders should prepare to be seduced by an eerily evocative ballet that will bite deeply into their soul when Ballet Victoria performs on Friday, Nov. 10.

The group presents Dracula at ArtSpring beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“This beautiful performance explores mankind’s appetite for immortality and eternal youth as well as the need to escape from reality, which can lead to a disconnect and a path towards addictions,” explains Jessica Beck, ArtSpring’s marketing manager. “Like alcohol or drugs, Dracula must be invited by the person to meet their demise at his hand. This allegory still holds true today. Only love and a sense of connection and support can bring one back from the dark side.”

In an ongoing effort to provide Salt Spring youth with excellent opportunities to learn from visiting artists, a master class will be offered to GISS/GISPA students with Ballet Victoria’s lead dancers on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Additionally, the company will offer a unique professional development opportunity to local dance students to attend an open rehearsal on Friday, Nov. 10. The company class is from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. followed by a run-through from 2 to 4 p.m.

A post-show talk-back with dancers will follow the 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday.  The bar opens at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are available online through ArtSpring or at its box office. 

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