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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
Natural grace
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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Love prevails

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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2008
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Charming

Trust Festival Ballet Providence to put a new spin on Cinderella, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic ballet.
Festival Ballet’s fresh take on Cinderella
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007