Firebird

Douglas Martin has tackled the eastern pagentry and lore of the Russian ballet The Firebird, presenting his unique vision of the ballet through spectacular art-deco sets, stunning costumes, and dynamic choreography.

“While the ‘Firebird’ score and original choreography by Russian dance master Michael Fokine are milestones in the history of world theater, their seeming innovation was more an exotic brew of tones, color, myth, costumes, and vigor: a concoction that strove to meet Diaghilev’s creative dictate: ‘Astonish me!'”
Dan Aubrey, U.S. 1

“The principal roles are enlivened by ARB company members Alexander Dutko (Firebird), Samantha Gullace (the evil Sorceress), Stephen Campanella (Prince), and Alice Cao (Princess). Like its mythic namesake, “Firebird” is proving to be a recurring presence and reappears at McCarter Theater.”
Dan Aubrey, U.S. 1