Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vampire Tchaikovsky Ballet? Um…yes, please.

There are just waaaay too many vampire things in fiction today. Twilight. Tru Blood. Vampire Diaries. Even Dracula is back. Vampires are wildly over saturated to the point that I'm pretty blasé about the genre.

But a vampire ballet? Ok…I admit…that got my attention.

It seems that a seriously talented ballet choreographer named Matthew Bourne’s has spent several decades creating ballets set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Apparently he remade “Nutcracker” in 1992 and “Swan Lake” in 1995.

And now? He's created a vampire version of "Sleeping Beauty."

Bourne took the story of a young girl cursed to sleep for one hundred years as a starting point to create a show with fairies, goths, vampires, and basically time travel because Aurora ultimately wakes up in the modern day.

I'm not a huge ballet fan…but I think I'd sign up to see this show.

From washingtonpost.com.



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