Dracula, a ballet to die for - this haunting full-length ballet comes to the San Francisco bay area for Halloween, with your help.
Dracula, a ballet to die for, by Peninsula Ballet Theatre (PBT) comes to the historic Fox Theater in downtown Redwood City, CA. This premier performance by one of the oldest classical ballet companies in the bay area is a Halloween weekend treat. This is artistic director Bruce Steivel’s premier of his contemporary ballet with themes of lust, love, and death.
In the days before Halloween and All Souls Day this performance doesn’t lay victim to super-hero costumes and piles of candy but is an extravagance of balletic prowess and absorbing story-telling in two acts. Based on Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, choreographed and directed by Mr. Steivel, brings the caché of European-trained principal dancers to Bay Area for this opulent ballet.
PBT is asking for your tax-deductible donations on Kickstarter to pay for production costs, set assets, and the crew committed to giving our peninsula audiences this exciting new production. We hope you’ll help us in making this performance possible. And when we do, we hope you’ll come out and see our ballet to die for.
The PBT’s talented local cast is joined by Serbian principal dancers, Boyana Zegarac and Milos Marijan and returning, PBT’s own Nathan Cottom, a former PBT principal dancer and now also performing with the Serbian National Ballet. The ballet will run on October 26, 27, and 28 at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, CA (tickets.foxrwc.com).
The Peninsula Ballet Theater (PBT) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1967 as a school and serves San Mateo and the peninsula today not only as a school but since 1971, as a professional classical ballet company. PBT has held the distinction of being the only professional ballet company in San Mateo County. We are proud to bring professional classical ballet performances to the peninsula and neighboring Nevada. As a further commitment to our own community, we are proud of the wide range of ballet and fitness classes for children and adults in our Conservatory of Dance.
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We hope but recognize that we run the risk of not having a full ensemle of dancers and not have the same production value that we plan. We also recognize that we may find ourselves in a position of having to reduce our dancers' contracts by 1 week.
This is a new ballet for PBT and as with all new projects, comes with it's unforseen risks. We look forward to a great deal of volunteer work to help us with this performance but there are some production values that may not be feasible -- music may be recorded rather than live.
This project will help us to make this ballet is a success.
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