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Giving teeth to vampires

Published time: June 07, 2011 10:17
Edited time: June 07, 2011 14:34
The premiere of the musical scheduled to take place at the Theatre of Musical Comedy in St Petersburg

The premiere of the musical scheduled to take place at the Theatre of Musical Comedy in St Petersburg

A Russian dental clinic in St Petersburg has received a somewhat unusual order – to make more than 40 sets of false teeth with vampire fangs.

­It turned out that realistic vampire teeth are needed to bring together a Roman Polanski classic, Dance of the Vampires.

The premiere of the musical is scheduled to take place in early September, at the Theatre of Musical Comedy in St Petersburg.

The Dutch stage director, Cornelius Baltus, told Baltinfo online source that wearing vampire teeth is not a problem as each set is one off and feels like second skin. He also added that vampires naturally carry a lot of erotic emotion. “What can be more erotic than when somebody touches your neck, biting it?” Baltus was quoted as saying.

Dentists sponsoring the performance have agreed to fulfill the theatrical order for free. 

Also known as The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck, Polanski’s 1967 thriller focuses on a professor and his assistant, Alfred, played by the director himself. Going on a trip to Transylvania to check out rumors about vampires living over there, Alfred meets the strikingly beautiful Sarah, played by Polanski’s wife Sharon Tate. When she is kidnapped by a vampire, Alfred and the professor go to save the lady before she turns into a vampire for good.

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