FIREBIRD (2003)

FIREBIRD (2003)
Length: 30 minutes
Music: Igor Stravinsky, “Firebird”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Set: Harry Feiner

As Pascal Rioult describes, “In Russian folktale, as in Navajo legend, the gift of the feather from the golden bird brings power to man to overcome evil and be reborn. This universal theme is the basis of Firebird.”

“A compelling reinvention, even rejection, of the exotic beauties of Stravinsky’s famous ballet score…There is no enchanted firebird in red to defeat evil monsters. All is grim and gray until a child in white restores a stricken community to spiritual life.”
– Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

Firebird was commissioned by the American Dance Festival, with support from the Doris Duke Awards for New Work and the Altria Group, Inc., with co-commissioning support from Cal Performances. Additional support provided by the Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy.