AGON & ORCHIS, an evening of groundbreaking ballets. Then and Now.
Presented by Festival Ballet Providence
March 8, 8:00pm
March 9, 7:30pm
March 10, 2:00pm
The Vets in Providence, RI.
Festival Ballet Providence is pleased to offer our friends and neighbors in the Summit Neighborhood a 15% off discount to our upcoming production of Agon & Orchis. The code for this discount is BALANCHINE and is good for 15% off all shows and all price points excluding VIP seating ($65 seats). This code can be used online (www.TheVetsRI.com), by phone (401-421-ARTS), or in-person at the PPAC box office.
We look forward to having our neighbors in the Summit Neighborhood in our audience for this incredible evening of groundbreaking ballets.
AGON & ORCHIS promises to be a performance like no other – a unique double-bill of groundbreaking ballets. AGON, choreographed by the incomparable choreographer George Balanchine in 1957, is a staple of American neoclassical style. The complex and intricate choreography is an incredible display of technique and intensity. Stravinsky’s eccentric score serves as an appropriate background for this revolutionary ballet.
The arts world in New England is buzzing about the newest work by choreographer Viktor Plotnikov in collaboration with local artists including world-renowned Rhode Island resident and RISD alumna Toots Zynsky. ORCHIS was inspired by a series of photos of orchids by photographer A. Cemal Ekin (former Providence College professor emeritus). Toots Zynsky’s costume designs seek to capture the elegance of these photos, while Plotnikov’s choreography builds on the grace in each picture. RISD professor Beth Bentley is constructing Zynsky’s designs, and Rhode Island College professor Alan Pickart’s light and set designs will be an unprecedented union of technology and artistry. Composer Sonya Belousova’s original score for the ballet ties ORCHIS together through music.