Festival Ballet Providence Set to Open 38th Season

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


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2004 performance of Firebird. Photo courtesy of facebook.

Festival Ballet Providence  is set to open it's 38th season starting on October 23-25th at The Vets with Ballet Russes Reinvented. The show is a tribute to the 20th century trope, The Ballet Russes, and features choreography by two award winning choreographers, Mihailo Djuric and Dominic Walsh.

“Ballet Russes was the seminal company in contemporary ballet history. This season’s production of Ballet Russes Reinvented is a tribute to that legacy and also an affirmation of our commitment to presenting exciting new perspectives to our audiences," said Djuric.

The show includes Djuric's rendering  of Firebird, last performed by Festival Ballet Providence in 2004.

“I am thrilled that I can present works of such caliber as Dominic Walsh here in Rhode Island. His work has been seen and loved around the world and it’s an honor to show RI audiences his unique and provocative choreographic voice for the first time," Djuric said.

Festival Ballet Providence has also partnered with Providence collaborative The Steel Yard and artist Isabel Mattia to create a 20-foot tall centerpiece for The Firebird.

The fact that we were able to take the metal skeleton of a very old set and turn it into something completely new and different is such an exciting addition to this collaboration. The Steel Yard and Isabel are natural partners with us for this kind of project. They are such talented innovators and artists; this kind of project is as exciting for them as for us," Djuric added.

The Schedule for Ballets Russes Reinvented is as follows:

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00am (School performance, Firebird only)
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm - 38th Season Opening Night
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 2:00pm

Season Continues

Festival Ballet Providence will continue their season with Up Close on Hope from Novembe 13-22 and The Nutcracker at PPAC from December 18-20.


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