Firebird. October 4th, 10th and 11th, 2009.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida wants to please its audiences by presenting once more Firebird. This dynamic dance company, conducted by Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev will open its season with the return of Firebird.
Stravinsky’s stunning score is embellished by Vladimir Issaev’s masterful choreography. This dynamic Russian folk tale follows a firebird that aids a gallant prince on his quest to rescue his beloved princess. Possessed by the evil Katsheii and his team of monsters, the princess is not so easily freed, and the story which unfolds is sure to keep patrons of all ages on the edge of their seats!
The cast includes principal dancers: Miho Yoshioka as Firebird, Anna Cannon as the Princess, Andrey Konkin as the Prince and Shannon Smith as terrible Katscheii who are accompanied by an extraordinary corps of dancers dressed with designs by costume designer Jorge Gallardo for a production with paintings by artist Elena Bond.
In addition to the “Firebird”, the daring, enthralling pas de deux, “Talisman”, will be performed by Miho Yoshioka and Shannon Smith. New to Arts Ballet Theatreâ ™s repertoire, and rarely seen in South Florida, it was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, to the music of Riccardo Drigo.
Audiences will also enjoy the world premiere of a contemporary piece “En Trois Parties” (In Three Parts) choreographed by recently awarded Ms. Josee Garant inspired in three movements of “Suite for Cello and Piano”, by Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero.
Performances will take place on October 4th at 6:00 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and October 10th and 11th at the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theater at 7:00 and 6:00 p.m. respectively.
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