Release Date: October 19, 2016
Buffalo, N.Y. - The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo will present Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Dracula on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Dracula is brought to life by Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB), which is now in its 77th season. Burned into the public psyche over the past hundred years, the name Dracula evokes dread and horror, but most of all, fascination. A legend, a classic novel, the subject of countless movies since the earliest days of celluloid, Dracula features Mark Godden’s inventive choreography. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel RWB’s Dracula has kept audiences on the edge of their seats since the RWB debuted the piece in 1998. Set to a glorious score by Gustav Mahler, with opulent sets and costumes, flying bats, gargoyles and mysterious transformations, Dracula is gothic ballet at its best.
Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s RWB, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premiere ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America. In 1953, the Company received its royal title, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Tickets for Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Dracula are $45, $35, Students (any school) $24.50. Tickets are available at the Center Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-6 pm) and tickets.com. To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. Groups call 716-645-6771. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.rwb.org.