For the making of this play, Dracula, both choreographers Claudia Martins and Rafael Carriço drew upon an extraordinary wealth of sources, besides the literary masterpiece with the same title by Bram Stoker, written at turn-of-the century, late-Victorian Britain. Newly created characters and others such as Baroness Bathory, further legendary tales, myths and fears that still haunt us today, they all served as mottos for their enormous creativity. Moreover, all these features share a cunningly sown thread, which lead audiences to the fabulous and utterly enigmatic world of horror. The beginning of the play is rife with highly suggestive ideas taken from the novel’s original course of action entangled with new and renewed ideas, which mysteriously swerve from it.
Our substance is flesh brutally blooded and nourished by the essence of each of us.
Essentially, we are neither pure souls, nor do-gooders every day. Flesh is part of our own nature, and our greatest weakness too. Rotten by fear, we succumb to facile temptation, as often as not much too facile...
Artistic Director/Choreographer Cláudia Martins & Rafael Carriço
Videographer/Scenography/Sonoplasty Rafael Carriço
Costume Designer Cláudia Martins
Technical Manager Nuno Martins
Stage Manager Paulo Formiga
Dancers Cláudia Martins, Rafael Carriço, Jaana Nurminen, Anna Kurlikova , Alexander Negru, Marian Chirazi,
Leandro Villavincenzo, Nicola Vacca, Vanda Stefanescu, Angela Bacellar, Luz Bacellar.
Duration approximately 1 hour, with no interval
Produced during residency at Makedonska Opera and Ballet.
Supported by Republica Portuguesa / Direção Geral das Artes
ROMANIA INSIDER : "The event is sold out, but those interested can still find tickets at Grand Cinema Digiplex, where it will be a live transmission of the show". (19 Aug. 2013)
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