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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
Gypsy woman
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2011
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Review: Festival Ballet celebrates Balanchine

There is a long list of reasons why George Balanchine is regarded as the greatest and most influential choreographer of the 20th century.
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By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2010
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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
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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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Magic moments

Dance fans who come to Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” series expect to see a wide variety of works and a few breathtaking moments.
Festival Ballet’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE”
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 06, 2007
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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


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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
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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