After a 10 year absence from the stage, WAB's Artistic Director, Aurélien Scannella, will be returning to the stage to perform the role of Old Dracula in their upcoming season of Dracula.
Choreographer ofDraculaKrzysztof Pastor*, reveals his thought process behind the casting stating, "I wanted Old Dracula to have a certain patriarchal presence so it seemed only fitting that Aurélien would dance this role."
After a 10 year absence from performing as a Principal Dancer in Europe, Aurélien has been back rehearsing alongside his Company to achieve peak physical condition for the role.
Humbled by the opportunity to return to the stage Aurélien is delighted to dance this dramatic role, “It will be such a privilege to perform on stage with my dancers in this iconic adrenaline-filled role in front of our beloved Perth public".
Aurélien takes the stage:
* Krzysztof Pastor: An outstanding choreographer and the director of the Polish National Ballet, Krzysztof Pastor has become famous worldwide for his work on more than 50 ballet performances that were hosted by some of the world’s most prestigious stages, from the Netherlands, Lithuania, Russia, Turkey, Germany, and France to the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Recently, he has been conferred the Commander's Cross of Polonia Restituta for his exceptional contribution to culture.