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FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE
26th SEASON
2003 - 2004

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FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE 26th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
3 thru 5 OCTOBER, 2003
Viktor Plotnikov's Carmen
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence RI
Time: 730pm on Oct 3 & 4, 230pm on Oct 5
Tickets: $12.00 to $50.00 group, student and Friday discounts available

A thrilling world premiere by one of the most talented young choreographers in the country. Boston Ballet's Viktor Plotnikov has created a bold, new full-length production of Carmen for Festival Ballet Providence. Set to Bizet's compelling score, this Carmen is a contemporary ballet that conveys the impassioned story through Mr. Plotnikov's powerfully expressive dance vocabulary.

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8 & 15 NOVEMBER, 2003
Up CLOSE, on HOPE I
Festival Ballet
Grand Studio
825 Hope Street
Providence RI
Time: 730pm
Tickets: $20.00 - $25.00
$75.00 for a full subscription to all three programs

Up CLOSE, on HOPE gives audiences the opportunity to experience dance in an intimate setting in its purest form. Three separate repertory programs, one each in November, January and March will include works by established and emerging choreographers from around the country such as Viktor Plotnikov (Boston), Festival Ballet Providence's Mihailo Djuric (Providence), James Brown (Providence), Yves de Bouteiller (Ventura, CA), Gianni DiMarco (Boston), and Colleen Cavanaugh (Providence). Limited to an audience of only one hundred, these performances offer the chance to see thrilling, original dance, to meet the dancers, and to mingle with the choreographers. This series will kick off a fund-raising campaign to refurbish the space into a black box theater with lights, curtains and risers. All performances take place on two consecutive Saturdays.

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12 thru 14 DECEMBER, 2003
The Nutcracker

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Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence RI
Phone: 401-421-2997
Time: 730pm on Dec 12, 230pm & 730pm on Dec 13, 1pm & 630pm on Dec 14
Tickets: $17.50 to $52.50 group, student and Friday discounts available

The world's most beloved ballet, the Nutcracker is a magical holiday spectacle for the entire family that dazzles the eye with breathtaking sets, sparkling costumes, bravura dancing and Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.

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17 & 24 JANUARY, 2004
Up CLOSE, on HOPE II
Festival Ballet
Grand Studio
825 Hope Street
Providence RI
Time: 730pm
Tickets: $20.00 and $25.00
$75.00 for a full subscription to all three programs

Up CLOSE, on HOPE gives audiences the opportunity to experience dance in an intimate setting in its purest form. Three separate repertory programs, one each in November, January and March will include works by established and emerging choreographers from around the country such as Viktor Plotnikov (Boston), Festival Ballet Providence's Mihailo Djuric (Providence), James Brown (Providence), Yves de Bouteiller (Ventura, CA), Gianni DiMarco (Boston), and Colleen Cavanaugh (Providence). Limited to an audience of only ninety, these performances offer the chance to see thrilling, original dance, to meet the dancers, and to mingle with the choreographers.

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13 thru 15 FEBRUARY, 2004
Firebird
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence RI
Time: 730pm on Feb 13 & 14, 230pm on Feb 15
Prices: $12.00 to $50.00
Information: 401-353-1129

Celebrate Valentine's weekend with this special event. Back by popular demand, Firebird is a magic-filled tale of love and hate, good vs evil set to Stravinksy's dramatic score. This production brings to life the Russian legend with a dozen princesses, two dozen monsters, a handsome prince and a magnificent creature, part woman, part bird. This program also includes audience favorites from the company's rich repertoire.

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20, 27 & 28 MARCH, 2004
Up CLOSE, on HOPE III
Festival Ballet
Grand Studio
825 Hope Street
Providence RI
Time: 730pm on March 20 & 27
6pm on March 28
Tickets: $20.00 and $25.00
$75.00 for a full subscription to all three programs

Up CLOSE, on HOPE gives audiences the opportunity to experience dance in an intimate setting in its purest form. Three separate repertory programs, one each in November, January and March will include works by established and emerging choreographers from around the country such as Viktor Plotnikov (Boston), Festival Ballet Providence's Mihailo Djuric (Providence), James Brown (Providence), Yves de Bouteiller (Ventura, CA), Gianni DiMarco (Boston), and Colleen Cavanaugh (Providence). Limited to an audience of only 90, these performances offer the chance to see thrilling, original dance, to meet the dancers, and to mingle with the choreographers.

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23 thru 25 APRIL, 2004
Sleeping Beauty
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence RI
Time: 730pm on Apr 23 & 24, 230pm on Apr 24 & 25
Prices: $16.00 to $51.00
Information: 401-353-1129

Based on Perrault's familiar Mother Goose Tales, The Sleeping Beauty has become an unsurpassed masterpiece of classical ballet, beloved around the world for it's wonderful storytelling. Festival Ballet Providence's international company makes this stunning spectacle shine for the entire family!

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