Horror, romance and science fiction are galvanized into this new ballet driven by the music of Verdi, Shostakovich, Dukas, Catalani and Adam. As the program notes state: "Mary Shelley's original gothic novel meets Caralli and Perrot's timeless ballet Giselle in an alchemy brought to life."
Ballet Victoria is a boutique professional ballet company with four yearly productions. As the website states: "Our performances are dramatic, technically demanding and often laced with humour." The ballet company has produced more than 73 new works since its inception.
Ballet Victoria's Artistic & Executive Director Paul Destrooper has an impressive dance background. He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1993, and was also a principal dancer with Alberta Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre. Destrooper has choreographed more than 30 works and nine full-length ballets, and his international dance career included working with renowned directors, dancers and choreographers and has been with Ballet Victoria since 2007. About Frankenstein, he states: "Very few people are still creating 'story ballets' -- to reach across not just to different cultures but to different generations, it has to make sense."