Fiestaval





A century ago, The Ballets Russes introduced the world to daring new works of dance that would set ballet on a bold new course in a rapidly changing world. A hundred years later Reinvented offers fresh perspectives on three of the troupe's most prolific works.

In a unique collaboration, FBP has teamed up with The Steel Yard to create a brand new set piece for The Firebird. This new sculpture, designed and constructed by Providence-based artist Isabelle Mattia will rise 20 feet above the stage creating a breathtaking centerpiece and adding to this already stunning ballet.

Le Spectre de la Rose* (choreography: Dominic Walsh; music: Carl Maria von Weber)
Afternoon of a Faun* (choreography: Dominic Walsh; music: Claude Debussy)
The Firebird (choreography: Mihailo Djuric; music: Igor Stravinsky)
(* Company Premieres)

Fri. October 23, 2015 - 10:00am (Discover Dance educational performance, Firebird only)
Fri. October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm (38th Season Opening Night)
Sat. October 24, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sun. October 25, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Vets (One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903; location information)

 


Apollo & Bach Suites

Program 1 offers the chance to see one of legendary choreographer George Balanchine's most sought-after ballets: Apollo. The ballet depicts the young god as he is inspired into adulthood by the muses of poetry, mime, and dance. The legendary role will be danced by leading dancer Mindaugas Bauzys who will retire from the stage at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season.

The program will also feature live music from Community Music Works in a brand-new collaboration titled Bach Suites featuring choreography by Mihailo Djuric, Andrea Dawn Shelley, and Ty Parmenter. CMW musicians Adrienne Taylor (cello) and Hannah Ross (violin, viola) will play live.

Fri. November 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat. November 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
Fri. November 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat. November 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sun. November 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

FBP Black Box Theatre (825 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906; location information)

 



The magic and splendor of the holiday season has never been richer than in FBP's lavish production. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical journey complete with beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers bringing this holiday tradition to life!

Choreography: Mihailo Djuric
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Thurs. December 17, 2015 - 10:00am (Discover Dance educational performance, full length)
Fri. December 18, 2015 - 10:00am (Discover Dance educational performance, full length)
Fri. December 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat. December 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Sat. December 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Sun. December 20, 2015 - 1:30pm

PPAC (220 Weybosset St., Providence, RI 02903; location information)



The classic story of cunning and companionship comes to life as two young siblings must overcome frightful circumstances through perserverence, love, and determination in a cold world of poverty, evil, and hunger.

Sponsored by Seven Stars Bakery
Choreography: Ilya Kozadayev
Music: TBA
World Premiere

Sat. January 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sun. January 31, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sun. January 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sat. February 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sun. February 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sun. February 7, 2016 - 4:00pm

FBP Black Box Theatre (825 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906; location information)



DOUBLE BILL:

The House of Bernarda Alba
A haunting story of passion and captivity based on the play by Federico García Lorca.
Choreography: Viktor Plotnikov

The Lady of the Camellias
A new ballet telling Dumas' famous tale of romance and tragedy that inspired Verdi's La Traviata, set to his iconic score.
Choreography: Gianni Di Marco

Fri. March 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sat. March 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
Fri. March 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sat. March 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sun. March 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

FBP Black Box Theatre (825 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906; location information)



Perhaps the best-loved and most famous ballet the world has ever known, Swan Lake is a masterpiece of dance and music, rich with drama and glowing with grace. The ballet weaves together a story of young love and wicked deception against a backdrop of Tchaikovsky's lush, passionate score. Elegant sets and breathtaking choreography are sure to make this a beloved memory for audiences of all ages.

Choreography: Mihailo Djuric, Miliica Bijelic (after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Fri. April 29, 2016 - 10:00am (Discover Dance educational performance, full length)
Fri. April 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sat. April 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sun. May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm (38th Season closing night)

The Vets (One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903; location information)

 

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PHOTO CREDITS: 38th Season Banner: Jaime DeRocker (Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion), Ballet Russes Reinvented: Marissa Parmenter and Ty Parmenter in Dominic Walsh's Afternoon of a Faun (Photo by Gabriella Nissen Photography; image courtesy of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater); Up Close on Hope Program 1: Vilia Putrius and Mindaugas Bauzys in George Balanchine's Apollo (Apollo Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Gene Schiavone); The Nutcracker: Artwork by Sylvie Mayer (Digital Imaging by Erik Gould); Hansel & Gretel: Brenna DiFrancesco and Ty Parmenter (Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion); Up Close on Hope Program 2: Marissa Parmenter, Brenna DiFrancesco, Eugenia ZInovieva (Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion); Swan Lake: Ruth Whitney (Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion).

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