Recommended for ages 12+ (adult content).
A gorgeous and highly erotic dance theater event, ‘Vampyre ’features a cast of critically acclaimed dancers from ballet companies across the US and abroad. Inspired by the gothic short story by John Polidori, this evening of dance is a feast for the eyes, transporting the audience to a world of darkness and beauty that will haunt your memory for years to come. Only presented once in 2011, Heather Maloy’s masterpiece continues to be Terpsicorps ’most requested work. In order to find the perfect cast for this uniquely challenging ballet, a national search has been performed to discover lead dancers capable of exquisite technical virtuosity and possessing the theatrical skills needed to bring the story to life.
‘Vampyre ’is not Dracula, nor is it what you might imagine ballet to be. Ready yourself for London nightclub scenes inspired by the aesthetic of goth fashion designers like Alexander MacQueen, 15 foot tall dancing trees weeping as they stretch their branches over a young man and the body of his beloved, and Grecian ruins haunted by faceless statues come to life. Presiding over it all is a vampire, simultaneously elegant, savage and cunning; a force so powerfully sensual that men, women and children alike are willingly drawn into his web.
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance has been producing cutting edge, world class dance in Asheville since 2003. Utilizing hand picked professional ballet dancers in the summers when they are off contract from larger companies, has given the dance lovers in our community the opportunity to enjoy performances of a caliber seldom seen outside of major metropolitan cities. To learn more visit Terpsicorps.org.