Arts & Culture

Los Angeles Ballet: Firebird & Serenade

  • Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Firebird, the Russian Slavic folk tale passed down to children to this day, tells the story of a magical bird made of fire. Ivan, a young and boisterous prince, is granted the help of the bird to overthrow the evil magician Tzar named Kaschie and save the beautiful Princess.

Originally debuted in Paris at Palais Garnier by Imperial Russian choreographer Michel Fokine in 1910 with a score by Igor Stravinsky, the dance was considered groundbreaking and exceedingly radical compared to other ballets performed at the time. Yuri Possokhovs sensational production of Firebird is both visually and musically dazzling. Audiences of all ages will no doubt enjoy this most entertaining ballet fairytale.

Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York City Ballets repertory. The ballet is performed by 28 dancers in what are now signature blue costumes in front of a blue-hued background.

Show Times:

  • Matinee - 2:00 pm
  • Evening - 7:30 pm

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Historic Venue This 3,000-seat theater was dedicated in 1932, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places....

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  • Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • 300 E. Green St.
    Pasadena, CA 91101

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