The season opens with a world premiere ballet from Company Principal Timour Bourtasenkov, who brings the same cool, "sensuous and endearingly brash" (The New York Times) quality to his choreography that he does to his dancing. The program also includes Firebird, Robert Weiss's "compelling . . . touchingly charming" (Balletanz--Europe's Leading Dance Magazine) take on the beloved Russian folktale. Set to music by Igor Stravinsky.