plus Raymonda Variations, Light Rain (pas de deux) and
Crane/ing, a World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte
with Full Orchestra featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Conducted by Donato Cabrera, Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic

Firebird Music by

Igor Stravinsky

Firebird Choreography by

Yuri Possokhov

Raymonda Variations Music by

Alexander Glazounov

Raymonda Variations Choreography by

George Balanchine
©The George Balanchine Trust

Light Rain (pas de deux)
Music by

Douglas Adamz &
Russ Gauthier
Dream Dancer

Light Rain (pas de deux) Choreography by

Gerald Arpino

Choreography by

Nicolo Fonte

Music by

Giovanni Sollima
Aquilarco #6 (Spinning Top Prelude)
Donnacha Dennehy
CRANE version II


Reynolds Hall
The Smith Center
for the Performing Arts

Firebird Sponsor

The Plaster Family in memory of Wendy Plaster

Crane/ing Sponsor

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.

Sat, Feb 16


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.