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FIREBIRD at Nevada Ballet Theatre with the Las Vegas Philharmonic

With Full Orchestra Featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Conducted by Donato Cabrera, Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic FIREBIRD Music by Igor Stravinsky Choreography by Yuri Possokhov RAYMONDA VARIATIONS Music by Alexander Glazounov Choreography by George Balanchine LIGHT RAIN (pas de deux) Music by Douglas Adamz & Russ Gauthier, Dream Dancer Choreography by Gerald Arpino CRANE/ING – World Premiere! Music by Giovanni Sollima, Aquilarco #6 (Spinning Top Prelude) and Donnacha Dennehy, CRANE version II Choreography by Nicolo Fonte NBT’s mid-winter bill begins with Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the striking, animated tale of young Prince Ivan, his two loves and the sorcerer whose evil spell must be undone. George Balanchine’s pretty-in-pink Raymonda Variations follows, with its indisputable charm and dazzling movement. Next is a pas de deux from Light Rain by Gerarld Arpino. The NBT performance of this work is part of the Joffrey/Aprino Festival celebrating the lives of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino by having organizations nationally and internationally perform their works.Finally, NBT is honored to present Crane/ing, a World Premiere ballet by renowned choreographer Nicolo Fonte. Prior to both performances, NBT will present Insights, an educational pre-performance discussion offering patrons an opportunity to further engage with the ballet, with special guests, multi-media presentations and more. Insights is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, 45 minutes prior to curtain. Have a group of 10 or more? Contact NBT Group Sales at (702) 243-2623 for information on priority seating, special discounts and exclusive experiences. As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 5 years of age are admitted to the performances. Firebird is sponsored by The Plaster Family Foundation. Light Rain (pas de deux) is sponsored by Sandee & Tito Tiberti. Light Rain (pas de deux) is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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