Nevada Ballet Theater


plus Raymonda Variations, Light Rain (pas de deux) and a World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
with Full Orchestra


Music by Igor Stravinsky
Choreography by Yuri Possokhov

Raymonda Variations

Music by Alexander Glazounov
Choreography by George Balanchine

Light Rain (pas de deux)

Music by Douglas Adams & Russ Gauthier
Choreography by Gerald Arpino

Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 • 2:00pm

"Firebird is a crowd hit... filled with exuberance to match Stravinsky's majestic score." — San Francisco Gate

"[Raymonda Variations] is certainly one of those ballets that best shows precisely what ballet is about. It is nothing but dancing, but dancing of such indescribable happiness, of such neat aptness, of such simple deftness." — New York Times

NBT’s mid-winter program features four entertaining ballets. Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird is a 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 is filled with indisputable charm and dazzling movement. NBT’s performance of a pas de deux from Light Rain is part of the Joffrey/Arpino Festival celebrating the lives of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino by having organizations nationally and internationally perform their works. And finally, NBT is honored to present a World Premiere ballet by renowned choreographer Nicolo Fonte.

Prior to both 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.

Firebird character photos by Jerry Metellus. Raymonda Variations choreography by George Balanchine. ©The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev featuring Arantxa Ochoa and Ian Hussey with artist of Pennsylvania Ballet, courtesy of Pennsylvania Ballet. Firebird production photo by Blaine Covert, courtesy of Oregon Ballet Theatre.
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