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    An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe

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    Ballet Embody, Maryland's trailblazing contemporary ballet company, invites audiences on an immersive journey into the haunting tales of Maryland’s beloved poet during "An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe," a spellbinding production taking place on May 18th & 19th at Carroll Community College.

    Unveiling Poe's Macabre Masterpieces

    Step into the enigmatic world of Poe as Ballet Embody brings to life the spine-chilling narratives of "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Annabel Lee," and, the evening’s feature ballet, "The Masque of the Red Death." The stage becomes a canvas for Poe's brilliance, and audiences are in for a rare treatβ€”a balletic exploration of horror and artistry.

    Artistic director Emily Runkle, a proud Baltimore native, expresses her reverence for Poe's work: "Poe's view of human behavior, paired with his impeccable writing technique, created some of the most famous poems and gothic horror stories of all time. His atmospheric style is perfect for the stage, and creating ballets in tribute to him is long overdue!" Ballet Embody adds their own spin on his story β€œThe Masque of the Red Death” by exploring the impending doom by delving into the seven deadly sinsβ€”a bold and innovative take on Poe's classic tale.

    A Symphony of Styles

    "An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe" is a tapestry of classical, rock, and pop music interwoven with Ballet Embody’s signature fusion of classical and contemporary ballet styles. This unique style combination adds an extra layer of thrill, strangeness, and even humor to the performance, making it an enticing spectacle for both ballet aficionados and horror enthusiasts.

    In the captivating ballet "The Masque of the Red Death," Ballet Embody explores the impending doom by delving into the seven deadly sinsβ€”a bold and innovative take on Poe's classic tale.

    Unforgettable Season Ahead

    As Ballet Embody unveils their Spring 2024 season, be prepared for a collision of ethereal ballet and Poe's macabre universe. Join Ballet Embody for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Maryland's artistic and literary heritage.

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