Contemporary dance can be seen as a niche idea of a good night out. It is often unfollowable and only addressed to those who ‘get it’ . I however took the plunge and invited my boyfriend to Mark Bruce’s production of Dracula at the Contact Theatre in Manchester. Not only did he sit through it without checking his watch, he came out as a firm believer. And what a great introduction to dance it was; Dracula is enough art, sex and gore to get your blood pumping. Copious amounts of screaming, minimal lighting and beautiful choreography complimented the 1897 novel so well.
At times actually quite unnerving and full of excellent light and shade, Dracula safely enters the realm of traditional horror and a far cry away from the popular vampire fiction section at Waterstones.
So if you or a friend are new to contemporary dance, maybe this performance is a good one to…sink your teeth in to… Sorry.
Also to watch at the Contact Theatre:
Peter McMaster’s all male performace of Wuthering Heights