Michael Pink’s Dracula — February 8-16, 2013
Choreographed by Michael Pink
Music by Philip Feeney
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Back by popular demand, and just in time for Valentine's Day, is Atlanta Ballet's take on this tale of seduction and surrender. From the gripping original score, complete with howls of wolves and haunting heartbeat, to the thrilling sets and sensuous costumes - Dracula is a lush cinematic work with the masterful Count at its rich and bloody heart.
Approximate run-time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions.
Parental discretion advised.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.
Location and Parking
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located in northwest Atlanta near the junction of I-75 and I-285, at the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Akers Mill Road. Self parking is available on site for a $6 fee, and valet parking is available for select performances for a $10 fee.
Emergency Phone Number
(770) 916-2911 is the 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre. Please leave your seat location with your babysitter or answering service so that the house manager may find you in case of an emergency.
The venue is ADA compliant. Designated seats in various locations are available for guests with disabilities and those needing special assistance. The venue is equipped with wheelchair accessible courtesy phones, elevators, plaza ramps, wheelchair accessible ticket windows, and wheelchair accessible drinking fountains. For more information, please call (770) 916-2800.
Ballet Virginity is Lost!
I am a semi-opinionated 46 year old male, with more reason not to attend an event – than attend. Even if you paid me, I was not ever attending a ballet! For Valentine’s Day my wife asked me to accompany her to Michael Pink’s Dracula. So I submitted, put my loving husband hat on and went with great hesitation.
WOW! Awe-inspiring, what a shock to my pre-conceived notions of a ballet! The costumes were kick ass, sets were awesome and the performance was outstanding. Yep, I had nothing to complain and gripe about. Even the Cobb Energy Centre is a place I truly enjoyed, very clean with a friendly staff. I will certainly look up more events and go back soon.
You do not need to be a snow-skier to understand that an Olympic downhill run is on the edge of that sports technology. Or be an engineer to understand there are complex issues when dealing with load bearing buildings. While I profess to know nothing about leg lifts, toe-crushing jumps, leaps, as well as the skill and practice it requires… I can certainly appreciate all the time and effort it takes to make all those choreographed moves look easy!
This was a great experience, I had the absolute luxury of not knowing a thing about ballet, no obtuse opinion. I am not an entertainment critic, so I did not have the need to speak endlessly about what was wrong with it. Nope, I am a just a blue collar guy that went to this performance with an opinion and walked out stunned with pleasure. I would recommend this to anyone who can appreciate an entertaining performance! I am still thinking about it at work today.
Entertainment value (5 out of 5 stars)
Cost (5 out of 5 stars)
Time (5 out of 5 starts) Not too long, not too short. 2:30 minutes with two 20 minute breaks.
I thought "Dracula" was one of the best
performances ever by the Atlanta Ballet.
The production was well-staged, acted and
the dancing was outstanding. We had seen
this ballet before, but I think this production
was better than the last one.
This was the most beautiful thing Ive ever seen! I am now a Ballet junky!
I've had season tickets for many years to every performance of the Atlanta ballet because my older daughter danced for many years with the school. My other daughter & I now still attend
(Even though she has Down Syndrome) she remembers every
dancer she met years ago & every role they have played.
We both were so thrilled with the orchestra but more so with the performances.
We had seen Dracula before but this (Sun. show) was best ever!!!!
Looking forward to Cinderella this weekend to bring granddaughter!
My wife danced professionally and spent thirty years of her life involved in the ballet. Besides living that life with her I have spent Thirty years as a traditional martial artist. So our love of the discipline of the arts is a shared passion. We first discovered the Atlanta ballet this year for the Nut Cracker. World Class! The Atlanta Ballet is as good as any on the planet.
When we saw the brochure we were intrigued, not only for the dance but also because I am a fan of the classic horror stories. How is it possible to dance the story of Dracula with no words? I don't know but you did it. The choreography was technically disciplined and emotionally graphic. The story leapt off the stage. The second act dance between Dracula and Mina and her fiancé took my breath away. Please perform this ballet every year. Even though we must drive from Tennessee, I would come from around the world to see it. Living with a dancer is a joy and to see her so gratified by a ballet is a treasure. Unbelievable. Bravo!
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