Universal Horrors

Broken Rhythms is back with our largest and most thrilling production yet. Universal Horrors is an exciting and dynamic multimedia production inspired by the iconic classic horror films of the 1920s-1950s such as Dracula, Frankenstein and Creature of the Black Lagoon.


It all started when Executive and Artistic Director Dyana Sonik-Henderson found herself captivated by the 1925 gothic and melodramatic silent picture Phantom of the Opera. With a spark of creative inspiration, she quickly became enthralled with old monster pictures and began to experiment with how to transform these iconic movie moments and stories into dance.

The result is several short works that bring the classic horror movie genre of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s back to the stage and in 3D. Combining Broken Rhythms’ innovative rhythmical contemporary style with the Roxy Theatre’s vintage movie theatre charm, you’re in for a captivating and nostalgic experience as dancers Carlene Brick, Jessica Round, Christina Plaschka, Tiffany Hannan and Caleigh Hunter bring these acclaimed cult classics to life on stage.

Universal Horrors is proudly supported by the
CRD Arts Development Service.

“Its momentum, tension and sheer nerve will have you transfixed.” – CVV Magazine, Erin Anderson

“Stunning” CVV Magazine, Leah Callen