Press Release: Atlanta Ballet Presents Michael Pink's Dracula
Media Contact: Sigele Winbush
For Immediate Release
Atlanta Ballet Resurrects Michael Pink’s Dracula
for a Luest-Quenching Valentine's
One of the Most Popular Productions in Atlanta Ballet History
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
ATLANTA (November 2012) - Five years have passed since the mercurial Count Dracula last sauntered onto the Atlanta Ballet stage, but the seductive vampire is back just in time for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 8-16, 2013 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic gothic horror story, choreographer Michael Pink’s Dracula mixes romance and passion with horror and pain. The lush cinematic work, complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets and a gripping original score (by Philip Feeney), has become one of the biggest hits in Atlanta Ballet’s 83-year history and one of the most popular renditions of Dracula in the world.
“Long live Atlanta Ballet’s Dracula,” said the AJC’s Julia Bookman in a 2002 review. “Gorgeously stylized…this revival promises pulse-racing theatrics smoothly entwined with wondrous choreography.”
Atlanta Ballet performed the North American premiere of Dracula in 1998, and the production has since been seen by more than half a million people worldwide.
Michael Pink’s Dracula runs for two weekends Feb. 8-16 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre- 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. Tickets start as low as $20. Call the Ticketmaster Arts Line at (404) 817-8700, stop by a Ticketmaster outlet or the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office. To order on-line, visit www.atlantaballet.com. Groups of ten or more may call Atlanta Ballet Group Sales at (404) 873-5811 ext. 207.
Gas South is the official presenting sponsor for Atlanta Ballet’s production of Michael Pink’s Dracula.
To access the official Dracula promo video, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4yShad4T2o&list=UUvA-nG1uY8vbffJC9eCspQA&index=12&feature=plcp
About Michael Pink’s Dracula
The world premiere of Michael Pink’s Dracula was September 16, 1996 in Bradford Alhambra, England by the Northern Ballet Theatre. The premiere was timed to correspond with the 100th anniversary of the publishing of the novel in 1997. Pink’s highly popular Dracula has been performed in Atlanta, New Zealand, Norway, Colorado, Milwaukee and more.
About Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Dracula by Bram Stoker was first published in 1897. The novel follows Jonathan Harker in his struggle against the vampire, Count Dracula. Dracula introduced the modern idea of vampires, the undead and the horror genre to readers. Stoker’s Dracula characters and story have appeared in numerous films, television shows, plays and novels over the past century.
Atlanta Ballet Presents Michael Pink’s Dracula
Dates: Friday, Feb. 8 – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2012 (7 Performances)
• Friday, Feb. 8 – 8 p.m. (Opening Night)
• Saturday, Feb 9 – 2 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 9 – 8 p.m. (Single in the City Preshow Event - Taverna Fiorentina)
• Sunday, Feb. 10 – 2 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 14 – 8 p.m. (Single in the City Preshow Event)
• Friday, Feb. 15 – 8 p.m. (College Night)
• Saturday, Feb. 16 – 8 p.m. (Night OUT at the Ballet/Brian Wallenberg’s Farewell Performance)
Venue: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre - 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Back by popular demand, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, is Atlanta Ballet’s take on this tale of seduction and surrender. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror story, Michael Pink’s Dracula is a lush cinematic work complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets and a gripping original score that has become one of the biggest hits in Atlanta Ballet history.
Contact: (404) 817-8700 or www.atlantaballet.com