‘Firebird’ re-imagines Stravinsky's beloved ballet using bunraku-style puppetry and dance to tell the story of a Prince Ivan and his life changing encounters with the magical Firebird. Act I is centered around Ivan as a young boy who is enthralled by the Firebird and is enchanted by their fiery pas de deux. In Act II, Ivan, now an adult, encounters the Firebird again, but this time in the lair of the evil sorcerer Koschei. From there, the infernal dance begins.
Commissioned for full orchestra and 10 puppeteers by Little Orchestra Society, the piece premiered at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in November 2010. This premiere marked the first time that Stravinsky's Firebird ‘Suite’ had been staged using puppetry.
'Firebird' was remounted to great acclaim in 2013 at New York City Center, the original birthplace of the New York City Ballet and Symphony.
Our most recent staging was at Teatro del Lago, Frutillar Chile and Teatro Corpartes, Santiago.
This production is now available to tour domestically and internationally. Performances are geared for all-ages audiences of up to 2,000 and can be augmented with educational programming such as public workshops, master classes, and post-show demonstrations and or talk backs.
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Design, script, and direction by Chris Green
Choreography: David Neumann
Lighting: Clifton Taylor