Ballet troupe sinks its teeth into 'Dracula'

October 23, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

For the second Halloween season in a row, the Ballet Theater of Annapolis is staging "Dracula" at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

The ballet, a modernized interpretation of Bram Stoker's horror tale, will feature Chinese dancer Zhirui Zou this fall, making her debut as a principal dancer with the Annapolis company in a new role as the monster's jealous bride.

Zou, a Beijing resident considered one of China's finest dancers, is spending a year in Annapolis.

The ballet tracks Dracula -- danced by Dmitry Tuboltsev, a Bolshoi dancer who joined the company and tackled the role last year -- from his birth through his death. It features choreography by BTA's artistic director, Edward Stewart, and special effects.

Performances are at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow at Maryland Hall, 801 E. Chase St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for children and students with valid identification. For more information, call 410-263-2909.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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