Scorpius Dance Theatre has been invited to return to England to perform "A Vampire Tale" at the 2012 Bram Stoker Film Festival.
Scorpius Dance Theatre's requisite haunt of the Fall season, A Vampire Tale, is tersely touted as “the ‘Nutcracker’ of Halloween.” Voted BEST MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION by Phoenix New Times, Scorpius reprises this signature cult classic every October in Phoenix, AZ, making 2012 the ninth year running for the show. Created by award-winning choreographer, Lisa Starry, A Vampire Tale indulges audiences with all the trimmings…DARK and SEXY drama, QUIRKY and COMEDIC episodes, and VISUALLY STUNNING aerial feats.
This very popular, ever-evolving, original dance production pre-dates all the current pop-culture vampire phenomena; however, Scorpius is quite happy (and feels privileged) to be riding this vampire wave.
Receiving national and international acclaim, the company has performed Vampire as recent guests at the Twilight Convention in Phoenix, the International Vampire Film in New Orleans, and the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, England. Scorpius has been invited to return to England, October 21 - 28, 2012, where they will again perform Lisa Starry’s A Vampire Tale live at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival. The Festival attracts a huge spectrum of audiences from England and across the globe. It showcases independent goth narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from around the World, plus live music and a Vampire Ball. Promising to be a record-breaking year for attendance, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Bram Stoker's death.
The Festival will be providing Scorpius with accommodations, food stipends, and in-country travel. We just need to get there!
TOTAL AIRFARE SPONSORSHIP FOR 20-25 DANCERS + PRODUCTION CREW = $20,000 - $25,000.
You can help Phoenix's BEST continue to gain visibility on the local, national and international dance scenes by donating today! Scorpius Dance Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
Vampire Reviews from the Experts:
"The true allure is arresting imagery and emotional intensity. It's a lot closer to MTV than Tchaikovsky, but the music, movement and staging combine into a spectacle that's genuinely eerie ... and sexy as hell." – Kerry Lengel, The Arizona Republic
"A Vampire Tale showcases Starry's exotic, barefooted troupe in moody and occasionally breathtaking scenesthat range from aerials on suspended strips of fabric to coffin-side seductions. Mostly, though, the show is a chance for Starry to celebrate certain delicious juxtapositions: sultry sexiness and fun-house menace; dance that's fluid one moment, herky-jerky the next; the earthbound and the airborne; the subtle and the overt." – Chris Page, Get Out
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