New York City
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.
Final performance: July 9, 2023
Final performance: June 16, 2023