Put some masterminds together and you're bound to ignite sparks of creative genius. Ochre House's Matthew Posey and flamenco artist Delilah Muse both have been awardees in the Observer's annual Masterminds round-up. Dancer Danielle Georgiou was a runner-up this year. You can experience the trio's latest artistic collaboration this week at El Conde Dracula, a four-night-only drama with dance based on Bram Stoker's vampire story.
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Inspired by Muse's suggestion of a flamenco-dancing Dracula, Posey wrote and directed the one-hour show, performed in Spanish and English, as the showcase piece for the Dallas Flamenco Festival. "I had never read Bram Stoker's novel," says Posey. "I didn't realize what a wonderful structure it has. It's all told through travel diaries of the witnesses and what they report. I thought it would be a wonderful platform for flamenco. The only problem is that we're trying to cram a 325-page novel into a one-hour show with eight dances."More »