Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Firebird

Firebird

Jackie Nash. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

May 15-17, 2020 Firebird

  • Firebird Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
  • Music by Igor Stravinsky
  • Remembrance/Hereafter Choreography by Craig Davidson
  • Music by Franz Schubert
  • World Premiere Choreography by Juliano Nuñes

Atlanta Ballet will close out its 90th anniversary season with the seminal classic – Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird performed to Igor Stravinsky’s striking score. Visually and musically arresting, Firebird is an explosive production not to be missed that can also be enjoyed by all ages.

Returning after its 2018 Atlanta Ballet debut, Australian choreographer Craig Davidson’s sublime Remembrance/Hereafter explores the memories we hold after people pass on, the imprints they leave behind. Contemplative yet celebratory, it is set Franz Schubert's dramatic "Death and the Maiden."

As part of Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin’s continued support of commissioning new works, the May program will also include a world premiere from Juliano Nuñes, a budding Brazilian choreographer and current dancer with the Royal Ballet of Flanders. With his nascent, unique style, Nuñes focuses on creating imaginative and unexpected configurations of the body formed through the ebbing and flowing movement.

  • Venue
    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.

    Location and Parking
    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located in northwest Atlanta near the junction of I-75 and I-285, at the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Akers Mill Road.  Pre-paid parking is available for $12.00 through Parking Panda and AAA Parking for performances. Please note: the pre-paid parking option allows you a parking spot in the parking deck, not necessarily an assigned space. Day of parking will still be available for $10.00 (cash or credit). Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only for $15.00 (cash or credit card). Please do not park in the LA Fitness lot on Akers Mill Rd. This is not approved parking for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, so your car may be booted or towed if left there. Click here for dining, hotel, and additional venue information.

    Emergency Phone Number
    The 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre is 770.916.2911. Please leave your seat location with your babysitter or answering service so that the house manager may find you in case of an emergency.

    Special Needs
    The venue is ADA compliant. Designated seats in various locations are available for guests with disabilities and those needing special assistance. The venue is equipped with wheelchair accessible courtesy phones, elevators, plaza ramps, wheelchair accessible ticket windows, and wheelchair accessible drinking fountains.  For more information, please call 770.916.2800.

  • Group Discounts

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  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Reviews

    Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Alessa Rogers takes us from auditions to final rehearsals of “Firebird”

    Alessa Rogers, ArtsATL, 2017.04.12

    Company dancer Alessa Rogers chronicles the process of bringing Firebird to the stage - from auditions to performance.


    Atlanta Ballet’s ‘Firebird’ to challenge dancers, musicians

    Andrew Alexander, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2017.04.11

    Stravinsky’s modern score, which is full of a wide variety of moods and tempos, is notoriously challenging for musicians and dancers alike. Nash says that Possokhov’s style, which combines classical language with contemporary movement, proved to be helpful in approaching the work. “The way the steps are crafted around the music makes the music a lot more approachable,” Nash says. “I’d listened to the music, and I was like ‘Oh, my God.’ But Yuri knew the music really well, and it’s just a natural fit.”

  • Video

    Yuri Possokhov's "Firebird" (Atlanta Ballet 2017)