“Welcome to my house”

Oklahoma City Ballet presents Michael Pink’s Dracula

“Welcome to my house. Enter freely of your own will.” These are the words Count Dracula uses to greet Jonathan Harker the first time he arrives at the castle.

Michael Pink's Dracula, which premiered in 1996 is the style of "dance drama" that is Pink's signature way to tell stories through ballet with totally new elements while remaining true to the intents of the classical art form.

Pink is the Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director and co-creator of the ballet. He and his creative team, comprised of film director Ken Russell, composer Philip Feeney, costume and scenic designer Lez Brotherston and co-creator Christopher Gable, are deep believers in the magic of good stories and the integrity of remaining true to the original storytellers.

This show is an internationally renowned retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror classic that has been performed around the world. Philip Feeney’s chilling original score and David Grill’s piercing lighting make this production a superbly rich, cinematic experience. 

Though many choreographers have jumped onto this gothic bandwagon, no version is quite like Pinks in scope and size.

Don’t miss this breathtaking story of passion, seduction, transformation, and sacrifice this Halloween at the Oklahoma Civic Center Music Hall. The ballet runs October 25-27 and will be performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

For tickets, call (405) 848-8637 or visit www.okcballet.org.

The Gayly. 10/2/2019 @ 12:02 a.m. CST.