Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Firebird

April 14-16, 2017

Firebird

Jackie Nash. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

April 14-16, 2017 Firebird

In April, Atlanta Ballet pays homage to three of the most inventive choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries with a modern masters program.

  • Firebird Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
  • Music by Igor Stravinsky, Performed Live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • Allegro Brillante Choreography by George Balanchine
  • Petite Mort Choreography by Jiří Kylián

Atlanta will fall in love with Yuri Possokhov’s sensational Firebird with its vivacious whimsy and striking staging. The neoclassical splendor of George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and the passionate, intimate physicality of Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort round out the program, demonstrating the awe-inspiring range of Atlanta Ballet’s dancers.

  • 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.  Self parking is available on site for a $6 fee, and valet parking is available for select performances for a $10 fee. You can also pay for paking in advance online - click here for more information. Please do not park in the Toys"R"Us 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
    770.916.2911 is the 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre.  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

    Community and Corporate Group Tickets

    It only takes 10 people to benefit from Atlanta Ballet's Group Sales program.  With our fast, friendly and convenient service, you can secure the best seats in the house in no time at all. Groups save up to 40% off regular prices!

    Click here for details and to submit a request to Myredith Gonzales, Group Sales Manager.

    Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education's Kids In Step for School Groups

    The Centre for Dance Education's Kids In Step program is designed to bring dance to the school-age child.  For more information on weekday performances for accredited school groups and registered home schools, please visit our Kids In Step page.

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  • Seating Chart
    Seating chart for 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)

  • Guest Conductor

    Beatrice Jona Affron

    Beatrice Jona Affron was born and raised in New York City.  She joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 1993 as the assistant conductor and was promoted to music director and conductor in 1997.

    Photo courtesy of Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston (www.bu.edu/proarte).

    A graduate of Yale University, Beatrice studied conducting with Robert Spano and at New England Conservatory.  At Pennsylvania Ballet, Beatrice has conducted many Balanchine ballets, contemporary works, and full-length story ballets.  In 2004, she conducted the world premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.  Outside of dance, Beatrice is heard in a large and varied repertoire that encompasses works from Handel to Donizetti to Philip Glass.  In 2002, she received international attention when she led the world premiere performances of Philip Glass and Mary Zimmerman’s Galileo Galilei at Chicago’s Goodman Theater and subsequently on a tour to London’s Barbican Theatre.  In 2005, Beatrice made her debut with the Glimmerglass Opera conducting Donizetti’s Lucie de Lammermoor.  Other guest conducting appearances include Opera Theatre St. Louis, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and New England Conservatory.  This is Beatrice’s fourth appearance with Atlanta Ballet.

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