Dark new ‘Dracula’ drinks the blood of ballerinas

March 9, 2013 National / Local News

Sex, sweat and camp mingle onstage this weekend in Madison Ballet’s new production of “Dracula,” a stylized vampire story that puts a swivel in the hips of the dancers.

With an electrified score by Michael Massey that recalls his days as a rock band frontman and sensuous choreography by artistic director W. Earle Smith, “Dracula” should attract an entirely different crowd than the pirouetting tots and their parents who return yearly to “Nutcracker.”

This is Smith letting his hair down, and the company loves it.

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