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Ballet West kicks off its 2011-12 season production of Dracula with a two-week “Dracula Festival.” Ballet West has teamed with The City Library, Salt Lake Film Society, the Sandy Library, The American Red Cross, The King’s English, and other local organizations to celebrate with a variety of events and activities. All events are free and open to the public, except for the “Dracula” double feature at The Broadway Theatre, which is $8.75 at the door.
Sandy Library Crafts & Games
Each day, October 10-22, 2011 from 10am to 6pm at the Sandy Library
10100 South Petunia Way (1450 East)
The Festival kicks off with day-long crafts, contests and prizes for kids. Activities include: Dracula Guessing jar, kids guess how many vampire items are in the jar; Dracula Make and Take, Dracula crafts at the library; and Hidden Dracula, kids look for Dracula hidden in the Children’s room to win a prize. The event is free and open to the public.
Children’s Dance Hour
October 10, 2011 at 7pm, the Sandy Library
10100 South Petunia Way (1450 East)
Ballet West dancers will be on hand to sign bookmarks, have their picture taken, and talk about what it’s like to be a ballet dancer. The event is free and open to the public.
Ballet West’s “Viewpointe” with Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
October 12, 2011 at 7pm, The Shilo Inn
206 South West Temple
Ballet West “Viewpointe,” an invitation-only event during which renowned choreographer and Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater, Ben Stevenson, will discuss his thrilling ballet adaptation of “Dracula,” followed by an audience Q & A and light refreshments. Free, RSVP required.
October 13, 2011 at 6:30pm, The City Library
210 East 400 South
A discussion of the “Dracula” story by silent film expert and member of the University of Utah’s Critical Studies faculty, Sam Dunn, followed by the film screening of the 1922 silent horror film “Nosferatu,” starring Max Schreck. The event is free and open to the public.
Children’s Dance Hour (The King’s English)
October 15, 2011 at 11am, The King’s English bookstore
1511 South 1500 East
Come for story time at The King’s English and stay to meet a Ballet West dancer. The event is free and open to the public.
“Make the Vampire Go Hungry” Blood Drive
October 17, 2011 from 2 to 7pm, Capitol Theatre lobby
50 West 200 South
The drive is an important part of the Ballet West Dracula Festival. Give blood for those in need and keep it away from you-know-who! For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: balletwest or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
All presenting donors will receive a certificate good for $5 off Ballet West’s sensational production of Dracula, running from October 21 through November 1 at the Capitol Theatre.
CANCELLED - “Ghost Hunters of Utah” with Wasatch Paranormal Investigators
This event has been cancelled. We hope you will participate in our other Dracula activites.
Dracula Double Feature
October 19, 2011 at 7pm, the Broadway Center Theater
111 East 300 South
“Dracula” double feature with Salt Lake Film Society, including Werner Herzog’s 1979 production of “Nosferatu,” starring Klaus Kinski, followed by Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 thriller based on Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” starring Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, and Winona Ryder. Tickets are $8.75 at the door.
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