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Spring in their steps

Festival Ballet Providence's Up Close On Hope can be counted on to present new works and to spotlight new company members.
Festival Ballet's 'Up Close On Hope'
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 30, 2013
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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).
New moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 26, 2012
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Dracula's new digs

Take a quick glance at the fall calendar for performance events and you'll see there's a whole lotta dancin' goin' on!
Plus, Fusionworks turns 25, and a world of exotic moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 14, 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
Natural grace
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2011
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Fall Dance Preview: Kick up your heels!

This fall’s dance events include reprises at local companies.
Things are moving around town
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010
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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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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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Must-see moves

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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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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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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