Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadanco: Firebird and Cinderella

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For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadanco—two of our city’s most renowned artistic powerhouses—are teaming up to present the next level of world-class performance art, featuring grand suites by two legendary Russian composers. During his two-week residency, French conductor Stéphane Denève brings the beloved tales of Firebird and Cinderella, as composed by Stravinsky and Prokofiev, to the Kimmel Center stage. The former is an adaptation of an old Russian folktale surrounding a mythical bird whose magical powers were both a blessing and a curse, while the latter retells the ages-old Brothers Grimm story of the glass-slipper-donning peasant girl.

In addition to these tried-and-true favorites will be the special presentation of Aubade by French composer Francis Poulenc, a dazzling choreographic concerto for 18 instruments and accompanying dancers. This intimate, mythological tale of Diana and her struggle between passion and loneliness will be brought to life by the illustrious Philadanco, their unprecedented skill for merging the classic and the contemporary promising to breathe new warmth into winter-chilled spirits. Created to provide visibility for expert dancers of color, Philadanco continues to establish opportunities to enrich Philly and its surrounding communities, crossing barriers with style, grace and unparalleled professionalism.

It promises to be a beautiful collaboration—one that should’ve happened much, much sooner. Hopefully, it’ll mark the beginning of a fruitful, long-lasting relationship. / KENNEDY ALLEN

Through Sat., March 1. Various times. $59-$160. The Kimmel Center. 300 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org
 

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 02/28/2014. .

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Kimmel Center

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