Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Firebird

Firebird

Atlanta Ballet dancers. Photo by Kim Kenney.

February 11-13, 2022 Firebird

  • Firebird
  • Choreography by Yuri Possokov
  • Music by Igor Stravinsky
  • Conductor Jonathan McPhee
  • Scenic Design by Yuri Zhukov
  • Costume Design by Sandra Woodall
  • Lighting Design by David Finn
  • With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • A World Premiere
  • Choreography by Claudia Schreier
  • Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror
  • Choreography by Darian Kane
  • Music by Miracle Musical
  • "Introduction to the Snow" and "Stranded Lullaby"
  • Lighting by Joseph R. Walls
  • A World Premiere
  • Choreography by Anderson Souza
  • Performed with live accompaniment by composer/musician Khari Joyner

In February, audiences will finally have the opportunity to enjoy Yuri Possokhov’s sensational Firebird, performed live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Visually and musically arresting, Firebird is an explosive production that can be enjoyed by all ages. In addition to Possokhov’s energetic version of the Russian classic, the February program will feature a world premiere from Atlanta Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Claudia Schreier, whose two prior Atlanta Ballet creations, First Impulse (2019) and Pleiades Dances (2020), have wowed audiences and critics alike. Two works created by Atlanta Ballet company dancers who choreographed for last season’s Silver Linings will round out the mixed bill. Darian Kane will elaborate on her initial concept of Dr. Rainbow’s Infinity Mirror to reveal a complete ballet, and following the debut of his piece, Touchline, Anderson Souza will choreograph his second world premiere on the Company, performed with live accompaniment by composer/musician Khari Joyner. 

  • 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 
    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. Click here for parking, 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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    Click here for details and to submit a request to Associate Director of Group Sales Myredith Momongan.

  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Video
  • Choreographers

    (© Chris Hardy)

    YURI POSSOKHOV (Choreographer, Firebird) danced for 10 years with the Bolshoi Ballet, performing leading roles in the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire. While performing, Possokhov studied choreography and ballet pedagogy at the State College of Theatrical Arts, completing the five-year course in 1990. He was a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet for two years before joining the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) as a principal dancer in 1994. During his 12 years dancing with SFB, he began choreographing. Upon his retirement from dancing in 2006, he joined the artistic staff at San Francisco Ballet as choreographer in residence. He has created 14 ballets for SFB and continues to choreograph new works for the company each season. Possokhov choreographs ballets for companies worldwide. In 2015, his full-length for the Bolshoi Ballet, A Hero of Our Time, was met with critical acclaim, and the company invited him to stage a full-length ballet based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev that premiered in December 2017. For these two ballets, Possokhov received the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award, established by the International Dance Union. Yuri Possokhov is a frequent guest choreographer with Atlanta Ballet. His Classical Symphony, Don Quixote and Firebird are also part of Atlanta Ballet’s repertoire. You can learn more at yuripossokhov.com.

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