Dracula

Ballet in six scenes by Gonzalo Galguera | Music by Sergej Rachmaninow, Jean Sibelius, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Elizabeth Maconchy, George Lloyd, Franz Schreker and Leon Gurvitch
World premiere

»For the dead travel fast.«
BRAM STOKER

Romanticism interprets the figure of the blood-sucking vampire as the embodiment of the dark, morally outlawed yet all the more fascinating desires of humankind. In the process, the primal fear of being buried alive combines dramatically with repressed sexuality and eroticism. In Bram Stoker’s legendary novel of 1897, the vampire took on the shape of Count Dracula – and ever since, the undead Transylvanian has been a firm fixture of European cultural history.

With its adventurous treatment and darkly erotic tensions, the material could have been made for a ballet d’action in the finest romantic tradition. Recent ballet classics of the last few seasons have proven that Gonzalo Galguera and his company are perfectly capable of mastering these challenges.

 

Zu dieser Inszenierung bieten wir theaterpädagogisches Begleitmaterial an.
Bitte wenden Sie sich an Matthias Brandt:
matthias.brandt[at]theater-magdeburg.de | Tel.: (0391) 40 490 4033

 

 

 

Currently there are no futher known events.

Opening Night
Sat. 6 April 2019

 

Conductor Svetoslav Borisov
Choreographer / Director Gonzalo Galguera
Set / Costume Designer Darko Petrovic
Video Jacopo Castellano
Dramaturg Ulrike Schröder,Hannes Föst

 

Video

Pressestimmen

Dracula – Magdeburg Ballet

Based on Bram Stoker’s narrative of the blood-sucking Count Dracula, Gonzalo Galguera wonderfully choreographed a ballet which challenges all imaginable preconceived notions. The vibrant Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the ensemble of technically strong, perfectly characterized dancers made the eclectic production feel effortlessly homogeneous.

Galguera, the director and chief choreographer in Magdeburg, meticulously and intelligently developed a plot full of powerful images, symbolism, and exceptional movements. Venturing outside of Berlin to experience this spectacular production by the Magdeburg Ballet is more than worthwhile.

Fatima Nollen, Dancing Times, May 2019

 

Dracula als ein mit sich, ja gegen sich kämpfender Mensch, das Ballett fast die Elegie auf einen Gehetzten – das hat man so noch nicht gesehen. Fulminant dann in dessen transsilvanischen Schloss, durchtanzt von einem Reigen unseliger Geister, das finale Ringen auf dem Henkertisch. »Dracula« hat das Zeug zu einem echten Repertoirestück. Getragen wird die Produktion von einem überragenden Mihael Belilov in der Hauptrolle, mit darstellerischer Feinnervigkeit für diesen kniffeligen Part. Gonzalo Galguera legt keine bilderstürmerisch revolutionäre Fassung des Stoffes vor, erzeugt beim Betrachter durch sein ästhetisches Gespür und seine choreografische Erfindungskraft jedoch ein abreißendes Zusehvergnügen.

Volkmar Dräger, Neues Deutschland, 30. 4. 2019

Dracula – Magdeburg Ballet

Based on Bram Stoker’s narrative of the blood-sucking Count Dracula, Gonzalo Galguera wonderfully choreographed a ballet which challenges all imaginable preconceived notions. The vibrant Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the ensemble of technically strong, perfectly characterized dancers made the eclectic production feel effortlessly homogeneous.

Galguera, the director and chief choreographer in Magdeburg, meticulously and intelligently developed a plot full of powerful images, symbolism, and exceptional movements. Venturing outside of Berlin to experience this spectacular production by the Magdeburg Ballet is more than worthwhile.

Fatima Nollen, Dancing Times, May 2019