Photo: Courtesy, Ballet Arkansas
A new telling of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale, featuring live dance and other visual elements, is coming to Fayetteville this fall.
Little Rock-based dance troupe Ballet Arkansas will bring its version of Dracula to Fayetteville Public Library Oct. 14-15.
The performance is part of the organization’s plans to expand its footprint to Fayetteville, as well as to other areas of the state of Arkansas.
“Dracula renews our commitment to having an annual presence in the area, and creates a touring model we hope to replicate in other parts of the state in future years,” said Catherine Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas’s Associate Artistic Director in a press release about the show. “Every Arkansan deserves access to uplifting, enriching, and engaging programming from Ballet Arkansas.”
In addition to the live dancers, the show features multimedia elements developed by Little Rock creative agency, Cranford & Co.
“Dracula is our unique adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary novel and integrates vibrant imagery and cinematography into stunning dance sequences,” Fothergill said. “The program blends the traditional and modern, and brings the narrative as we know it to life in new and engaging ways.”
Two public performances and educational lecture are planned for the two-day residency in Fayetteville. Performances are set for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15 inside the library’s new performance center. In addition to the performances, Ballet Arkansas will also present a free, interactive exploration of Bram Stoker’s novel called “Literature Comes to Life – Bram Stoker’s Dracula” at 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the library.
Tickets to Friday and Saturday night performances range from $25-$40. To purchase, or for more information, visit balletarkansas.org/tickets.