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Monster romance comes to North Van
Who doesn’t love a Halloween love story featuring a Frankenstein twinkle toes?
Ballet Victoria is presenting Frankenstein: A Zombie Love Story at Centennial Theatre this Saturday Nov. 2.
The eloquent drama unfolds when Frankenstein’s parts are harvested from a graveyard where a young couple, who died as they were about to be married, are buried. The bride watches in horror as her groom’s heart is plucked out and brought to the laboratory.
Once the doctor realizes his mistake, he attempts to destroy the creature, but Frankenstein flees to the graveyard where the Corpse Bride recognizes his heart and a twisted love story ensues.
“As the dancers and I worked on Frankenstein, it became clear that this truly needed to be a love story,” said Ballet Victoria artistic director Paul Destrooper. “We were inspired to create a gothic romance filled with grace, beauty, goose bumps and a touch of humour…”
Destrooper was inspired by Tim Burton’s animated film Corpse Bride when considering a love interest for Frankenstein. His original choreography is set to music from a selection of composers including Shostakovich and Beethoven. Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite No. 2 sets the mood as the monster’s body is assembled.
When asked why North Van was chosen as one of Ballet Victoria’s select tour stops, production manager Jovita Nathania said the community seems to have a high interest in the arts, especially dance.
“North Vancouver also has a nice theatre that fit all the requirements we would need to put on a good production,” added Nathania.
Frankenstein: A Zombie Love Story comes to the Centennial Theatre on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. More information and tickets are available online at tickets.centennialtheatre.com or by calling 604-984-4484.