• Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)

Vaught Contemporary Ballet presents a ballet performance inspired by Dune, Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel. Dune is widely recognized as the best selling science fiction novel of all time. The novel explores politics, religion, sexism, and ecology against an interstellar backdrop, allowing the reader a reflection on the human condition in the modern era. Herbert’s Fremen of Arrakis provide a counterpoint to a culture consumed by avarice – the desire for melange.


Join us as we interpret this classic science fiction story through the art of ballet. Movement will be on full display in its varied definitions as we follow Paul Atreides in his rise to power as both royalty and the prophet of the Fremen.


Admission is free.

Directions and parking: 

Parking in Merriweather Lots 1, 2, and 3.