Tutus and teeth: Metropolitan Ballet presents Dracula

Some people think of Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a tale of horror; others choose to focus on the romance.

In the case of the Metropolitan Ballet’s current production, the focus is definitely on the romance.

It’s billed as a family friendly performance with romance and suspense but no blood and gore.


Just in time for the Halloween season, the Metropolitan Ballet presents a new work, “Dracula, the Dark Prince.” (Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Ballet)

MPR Classical’s Steve Staruch spoke with the composer and choreographer, Erik Sanborn about his new ballet. Sanborn says it was in part inspired by listening to his grandmother accompany silent movies – including horror movies – when he was a child.

You can hear their conversation by clicking on the link below:

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