Ballet Ariel presents the magical ballet “Firebird”
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 staged 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. Yoshiko Brunson and Marcelina Guadini-Lancaster will be featured company artists. Anton Iakovlev and Alexandru Glusacov will be guest artists for the ballets.
Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 80246.
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 80226.
Tickets are $28-30 for adults, $24-26 for seniors/students, and $20-22 for children.
For more information call (303) 282-9828 and to purchase tickets please go to www.balletariel.org.