Firebird, Le Spectre de la Rose , Pentimento
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180
Saturday, October 6 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7 /3:00 pm
Buy Tickets at www.aventuracenter.org
Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Amaturo Theater)
201 SW 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Saturday, October 13 / 7:30 pm
Buy Tickets at www.browardcenter.org
A renewed production by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida on Stravinsky’s brilliant score, Firebird returns by popular demand. The ballet tells the tale of a magical firebird that helps a heroic prince rescue a beautiful princess from Katscheii, a sinister force of evil. Stravinsky’s masterpiece includes the Firebird’s exuberant dance followed by variations based on Russian folksongs, Katscheii’s rhythmic dance and a romantic lullaby. With fantastic costumes by Jorge Gallardo, sets by Jim Hammond and Digital Mapping backdrops along with magical special effects fulfill this wonderful production choreographed by Vladimir Issaev. Principal dancer Mary Carmen Catoya is Firebird !
A beautiful short ballet “Le Spectre de la Rose” about a young woman who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball, based on a poem by Théophile Gautier will also be included in the program.
Additionally, audiences will enjoy “Pentimento” . This ballet choreographed by Vicente Nebrada to excerpts of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Four Suites for Orchestra is a bold, abstract work that has the look of a vibrant oil painting. The piece develops through layers of movement, color, light and costuming. The use of masks, the flowing fabrics and the creative lighting provide a mystical atmosphere in which we see what was once there before while experiencing what is there now.