Ballet Ariel adds another original, magical ballet to its repertoire with the premiere of Firebird. Performed to Stravinsky’s electrifying score, Firebird is the timeless tale of a Prince and his Princess and the beautiful firebird that rescues them from the torments of an evil magician and his nefarious goblins. Ballet Ariel’s production is an intriguing fusion of Michel Fokine’s original choreography and Artistic Director Ilena Norton’s reimagining of this ancient Slavic fairy tale set in an enchanted, shadowy forest. The result is a stunning ballet that pays tribute to its roots, opening with Fokine’s Firebird dance with the Prince. The Fokine choreography will be set and coached by Oleg Dedogryuk, Rehearsal Director and Ballet Master Patricia Renzetti. The evil magician Koschei will be created and danced by Gregory Gonzales.
Also on the program is the Grand Pas Classique from the ballet “Paquita”. Ballet Ariel will be performing Marius Petipa’s version from the Imperial Ballet with staging by Oleg Dedogryuk.
Performance dates and locations
The Elaine Wolf Theatre
At the Jewish Community Center
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver 80246
Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway
Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 pm
Tickets – Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center