Wed., Jan. 16, 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 9, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. 2013
After a five-year hiatus, the Atlanta Ballet's Dracula returns to the stage for a two-weekend run at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Choreographer Michael Pink presents a fresh interpretation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic story, mixing lush cinematic work, sensuous costumes, dark and haunting sets, and Philip Feeney's original score, which features wolf howls and a heartbeat reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." The show's central theme presents the tension between lust and death, but the focus is always on the dancers. Just in time for Valentine's Day, this performance is sure to provide a bloody-good time.