For the first time Orlando Ballet premiers this epic fairy tale ballet and orchestral concert work by composer Igor Stravinsky with choreography by Orlando Ballet Artistic Director Robert Hill.
The ballet is based on Russian folk tales of a magical glowing bird that can be both a blessing and a curse to its owner. This tale of enchantment begins with an encounter between the magical Firebird and a young Prince Ivan. Energetic and elaborate displays of dance highlight this tale of bewitched creatures, a fight for love and the desire to find happiness. This is a must see with breathtaking virtuoso dancing and music from a 20th-century genius.
To Familiar Spaces in Dream
Choreographer Jessica Lang’s compelling new work with music by Philip Glass, John Cage, and Craig Armstrong. This contemporary performance includes a striking set of eight white columns representing the white keys on the piano. This regional premiere progresses with dancers moving on, over, and through the columns, and then, increasingly, across the stage to create a shifting, dreamlike architectural environment. Lang’s choreography builds a deepening emotional current that, by the end, appeared to engulf dancers and stage alike. To Familiar Spaces in Dream digs deep, charting rich new visual territory for the company and its audience.
Richmond Ballet dancers in Jessica Lang’s To Familiar Spaces in Dream. All rights reserved. Richmond Ballet. Photo by Suzanne Grandis.
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