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The Washington Ballet presents “Dracula” this weekend

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The book has been around for more than a hundred years. And the movie was a blockbuster smash in the 90s. But have you ever heard of “Dracula” – the ballet? Well this passionate, romantic and wickedly dramatic story of the world’s most famous Count is mesmerizing audiences at the Kennedy Center this weekend.

PHOTOS: The Washington Ballet presents "Dracula"

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PHOTOS: The Washington Ballet presents "Dracula"

For a sneak peek, check out ABC7’s YouTube channel.

You’ll find:

• video of the most chilling dances

• interviews with the cast

• interviews with the Washington Ballet’s artistic director and the original choreographer of “Dracula”
 

This is the last weekend to catch this hauntingly fantastic production. For show times and ticket information, head over to the Washington Ballet’s website. You're sure to enjoy this ballet with a bite!

 The Haunting History of “Dracula”
• 1897: Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” is released.

• 1922: “Nosferatu”, the first of many “Dracula” movies is released.

• 1992: Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, “Dracula” hits the big screen with stars like Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves.

• 1996: Michael Pink choreographs the first ballet interpretation of “Dracula” in England.

• 2012: Michael Pink’s “Dracula” is presented by the Washington Ballet at D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

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