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UP CLOSE ON HOPE
Festival Ballet’s ‘Up Close, On Hope’
Festival Ballet Providence's intimate in-studio performances, Up Close on Hope, have always offered full and varied programs of short works by local and guest choreographers, many of them new to Rhode Island audiences (and/or their work is new).
| October 26, 2012
Getting up close at Festival Ballet
Festival Ballet Providence's second Up Close on Hope series this season began last weekend and continues February 24-25 and March 2-3.
| February 24, 2012
Festival Balelt's latest 'up CLOSE on HOPE'
Watching a ballet or modern dance from eighth row center is a pretty privileged experience, but an "up CLOSE on HOPE" performance makes that seem like peanut gallery seating. Festival Ballet Providence is presenting nine company premieres through March
| March 25, 2011
Festival Ballet's emotional, sensual Carmen
Although the gypsy girl Carmen is most familiar from the 1875 opera of that name by Georges Bizet, local audiences have also become acquainted with the Carmen performed by Festival Ballet, which was commissioned by them and first appreciated in the 20
| January 28, 2011
Dancing the night away
The cat is back; the clock is back; the fire is back.
Festival Ballet’s heartfelt Cinderella
| April 30, 2010
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
| November 20, 2009
Two of this fall's dance performances will tell Halloween-style stories — a reprise of Viktor Plotnikov's THE WIDOW'S BROOM , by Festival Ballet Providence, and a premiere of Miki Ohlsen's DRACULA , by Island Moving Co.
Flying feet and acrobatic hijinks
| September 18, 2009
At a time when the world's attention is often focused on the countries of the Middle East, it's especially intriguing to dip into the Arabic folk tales of the region, which became the stories told by Scheherazade across a thousand and one nights.
Festival Ballet gets physical
| February 03, 2009
"Since the market crash," says Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, "we've watched our ticket sales, which had been doing well, hit a wall. Almost like a cartoon animal — splat. Then we started pushing the discoun
From Trinity Rep to Festival Ballet to Gallery Z, the creative community strives to overcome economic challenges
| December 03, 2008
What began as a way to give audiences a closer look at its dancers and choreographers an opportunity to showcase new work has become an integral part of Festival Ballet Providence’s season: the “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” series.
Festival Ballet’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE”
| November 05, 2008
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
| October 22, 2008
Dance in fall
This fall’s offerings of dance performances have an international flavor, as well as featuring the talents of Rhody-grown dance groups.
| September 10, 2008
Swan Lake is second only to The Nutcracker as a familiar entity for those with a nodding acquaintance of ballet.
Festival Ballet’s emotional Swan Lake
| April 23, 2008
Trust Festival Ballet Providence to put a new spin on Cinderella, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic ballet.
Festival Ballet’s fresh take on Cinderella
| October 16, 2007
Rhode Island’s dance scene has spawned and nurtured quite a few New York- and Boston-based artists.
A full slate of classics, new works, and seasonal treats
| September 19, 2007
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
| 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"
| 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
| November 14, 2006
Not Just Snacks
When the proprietors of Not Just Spices opened their doors seven years ago, they wanted to acquaint their neighbors with exotic fresh produce as well as fresh ingredients for curry.
Keeping it sweet and simple
| May 17, 2006
Festival Ballet Providence’s Up CLOSE on HOPE series has often featured intimate duets, trios, or quartets.
Festival Ballet mixes it up
| March 08, 2006
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