Firebird Music by
Firebird Choreography by
Raymonda Variations Music by
Raymonda Variations Choreography by
©The George Balanchine Trust
Light Rain (pas de deux)
Douglas Adamz &
Light Rain (pas de deux) Choreography by
Aquilarco #6 (Spinning Top Prelude)
CRANE version II
The Smith Center
for the Performing Arts
The Plaster Family in memory of Wendy Plaster
Sandee & Tito Tiberti
Opening Night Sponsor
February 17 Performance Sponsor
Amy & Stan Leopard
Student Matinee Series Support Provided by
NBT’s mid-winter program begins with Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the striking, animated tale of young Prince Ivan, his two loves and the sorcerer whose evil spell must be undone. George Balanchine’s pretty-in-pink Raymonda Variations follows, with its indisputable charm and dazzling movement. Next is a pas de deux from Light Rain by Gerald Arpino. The NBT performance of this work is part of the Joffrey/Arpino Festival celebrating the lives Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino by having organizations nationally and internationally perform their works. Finally, NBT is honored to present Crane/ing, a World Premiere ballet by renowned choreographer Nicolo Fonte.
Prior to all performances, NBT will present Insights, an educational pre-performance discussion offering patrons an opportunity to further engage with the ballet, with special guests, multi-media presentations and more. Insights is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, 45 minutes prior to curtain.
Have a group of 10 or more? Contact NBT Group Sales at (702) 243-2623 for information on priority seating, special discounts and exclusive experiences.
As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 5 years of age are admitted to the performances.
Light Rain (pas de deux) is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sun, Feb 17
Go behind the scenes of a World Premiere ballet! Renowned choreographer Nicolo Fonte takes us inside the creative process of his new work, Crane/ing, and his experience working with our NBT Artists.
Enjoy this look behind the scenes of Firebird with choreographer Yuri Possokhov, courtesy of Atlanta Ballet and videographer Brian Wallenberg, in advance of their 2017 performance of the work.
NBT Artistic Director Roy Kaiser talks about the four impressive ballets on the mid-Winter repertory program: Raymonda Variations, Light Rain (pas de deux), Crane/ing, and Firebird.