Orlando Ballet Bites into First Performance of the Season with Vampire’s Ball


(Photo credit: Michael Cairns, Wet Orange Studios)

Just in time for Halloween, nightmares of the night come to life with Vampire’s Ball (October 21-23), the Orlando Ballet’s first performance of the 2011-2012 season.

This performance, which brings out a variety of creatures that go bump in the night, features a series of connected vignettes revolving around a young couple beguiled by seductive vampires, a mad scientist, the undead, ghouls and much more, each evoking the frightening, the erotic and the campy.

Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director Robert Hill, Vampire’s Ball contains high-energy dancing that has become part of Orlando Ballet’s signature style, and includes pieces from classical ballets such as La Bayadere, Swan Lake and Giselle – with a twist. The performance is perfectly balanced with a soundtrack that includes everything from the classical – the eerie score of Bach – to the current – the soulful sounds of Adele.

According to Hill, “We are excited to be a part of the vampire obsession which has glamoured audiences from the big screen to the stage. We look forward to entertaining our audience with a humorous, convoluted tale of vampires, humans and other strange monsters of the nighttime world.”

This year’s Orlando Ballet Family Series, featuring abbreviated performances for children and families, begins the season with a fairy tale favorite, The Sleeping Beauty (October 22 at 11am). Young ballet fans will enjoy the tale of the famous sleeping princess and her Prince Charming. Tickets are $22-30.

All performances take place at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 at 8pm, Oct. 23 at 2pm). Tickets for regular season performances range from $15-75.

For tickets or more information on the Orlando Ballet’s 2011-2012 season or Family Series, call 407.426.1739 or visit orlandoballet.org.


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