Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Firebird

Firebird

Atlanta Ballet dancers. Photo by Kim Kenney.

February 12-14, 2021 Firebird

  • Firebird
  • Choreography by Yuri Possokov
  • Music by Igor Stravinsky
  • Conductor Ari Pelto
  • Scenic Design by Yuri Zhukov
  • Costume Design by Sandra Woodall
  • Lighting Design by David Finn
  • With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • World Premiere
  • Choreography by Claudia Schreier

Atlanta Ballet will open its 20|21 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.

world premiere ballet by newly named choreographer-in-residence, Claudia Schreier, whose 2019|2020 Season world premiere for Atlanta Ballet, First Impulse, was named a Standout Performance of 2019 by Pointe Magazine.

  • 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.

  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Video
  • Choreographers

    Yuri Possokhov, Choreographer, Firebird

    Yuri Possokhov 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.

    Claudia Schreier, Choreographer, World Premiere

    Claudia Schreier has choreographed for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. Her commissions include Vail Dance Festival, ABT Studio Company, Joffrey Winning Works, and New York Choreographic Institute, and she recently made her Kennedy Center debut with Dance Theatre of Harlem. Schreier served as choreographer for Juilliard Opera’s Dido and Aeneas and as co-artistic director for the production’s London and Versailles tour. The Hikers, her film and live performance collaboration with visual artist Rashid Johnson, is currently in exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Claudia Schreier & Company made its Joyce Theater debut in 2017 and is the subject of the documentary Sixth Position. Schreier has served as artistic associate and rehearsal director to Juilliard President Damian Woetzel on projects at the White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, New York City Center, Aspen Institute, and the Kennedy Center, including the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, Toulmin Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, NEFA National Dance Project Award, Lotos Prize, and Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize. Schreier was a TEDx speaker at Columbia University in 2018. She received her B.A. from Harvard University.

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