Program Three: Firebird
Feb 14 – Mar 1, 2020
Three thrilling, inventive ballets featuring iconic music, each one radiating super-human charisma and adventure.
The premiere of Firebird, a fantastical fairy tale set to Stravinsky’s masterpiece, is brought to life with magical special effects. Be seduced by the elegance of Nine Sinatra Songs, as swirling couples dance to Frank Sinatra’s hits. In the irrepressible Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, 15 men and one female dancer enhance Aaron Copland’s beloved American score with an infectious sense of play and joy.
Program Three: Firebird*
Balanchine, Robbins / Stravinsky
Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, Firebird is a fantastical and thrilling story about magic, love, danger, and liberation – one of the greatest of all fairytales. This newly commissioned Firebird features the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Robbins with elaborate costume and set designs with music by the brilliant Stravinsky.
Prince Ivan, a young hunter, strays into a mystical forest and becomes spellbound by the exotic, immortal Firebird. She gives him an enchanted feather that will summon her when he is in dire need. When Ivan falls in love with a beautiful Princess who is under the control of the evil sorcerer Kaschei and his monstrous minions, he calls the Firebird, and this bewitching tale unfolds…
“Compelling and mysterious… a masterpiece of musical narration.” New York Times
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Nine Sinatra Songs
Tharp / Sinatra
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes*
Peck / Copland
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