Fire Ballet at the Crucible: Stravinsky's Firebird Answered
I've been watching the set for the Crucible's second fire ballet, Firebird: L'oiseau de feu, come together over the past few weeks, and the metalwork and fire sculpture of the set alone is going to be incredible. Add ballet dancers, aerialists, acrobats, break dancers, motorcycle stunts, a classic car, and fantastic fire performance...and, well, amazement will ensue. If you're in the SF Bay area, come out for the show!
From the Crucible website and press release:
The Crucible Presents
Our second Benefit Fire Ballet
Stravinsky's FIREBIRD: "L'oiseau de feu"
Once again The Crucible sets the dance scene ablaze with a fusion of classical ballet, fire performance, aerialists, acrobats and break dancers to create a fiery and funky interpretation of Stravinsky's masterpiece.
Imagine the graceful firebird somersaulting through the air on a flaming trapeze, a ballerina engaging in a graceful pas-de-deux with a motorcycle stunt rider, or innocent maidens attacking the evil henchmen with flaming swords. And of course, no Crucible production of Firebird would be complete without a 1970's Pontiac Firebird.
Proceeds from this production help support the Crucible's art education programs. Firebird runs April 9-12 and 16-19, with performances Wednesday through Saturday each week.
Check out the video promo with clips from the last fire ballet (Romeo & Juliet) and the new list of spring classes at the Crucible, too.