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Dancing the night away

The cat is back; the clock is back; the fire is back.
Festival Ballet’s heartfelt Cinderella
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2010

Plugging in

For the past six years, Festival Ballet Providence has presented an evening of short works, Up Close on Hope , in their Black Box Theater on Hope Street.
Festival Ballet move to Metallica and Radiohead
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2009

More new than old

During his decade-long tenure at Festival Ballet Providence, artistic director Mihailo "Misha" Djuric has not only created a polished ensemble of dancers but fostered an impressive clutch of choreographers.
Hope gets its close-up at Festival Ballet
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 10, 2009

Mood swing

She is Giselle, the peasant girl of Adolph Adam’s ballet, and she’ll come to the VMA Arts & Cultural Center once again via Festival Ballet Providence.  
The emotional gamut of Festival Ballet’s  Giselle
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2008

Big pond, little pond

Swan Lake is ballet’s prima ballerina because, 131 years after its Moscow premiere, it’s still poised on pointe.
Swan Lake  in Boston and Providence
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 06, 2008


Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” program is a stunning selection of short classical and contemporary ballet, performed with polish and passion.
Festival Ballet’s intimate showcase
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008


Mastering the motion

“Masters of Motion” is the kind of catch-all title for a dance bill that encompasses everything and puts you in mind of nothing.
‘Masters of Motion’ in Providence
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 12, 2008

Made in USA

In choosing ballets from three American choreographers for the American Masters program, Mihailo Djuric has looked to two classics and one world premiere.
Festival Ballet stages the American Masters
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2007

The look of love

Following the acclaim given to Boston-based choreographer Gianni Di Marco’s short ballet Schéhérazade in 2005, Festival Ballet’s artistic director Mihailo Djuric commissioned Di Marco to create another new ballet for the company.
Festival Ballet's "Winter Passion"
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 07, 2007

Mixing it up

If your exposure to the world of ballet has been limited to The Nutcracker, do yourself a favor and get to the current incarnation of Festival Ballet Providence’s Up CLOSE, on HOPE series.
Festival Ballet’s Up CLOSE, on HOPE
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 14, 2006