At the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday, October 7, FANS attended a production by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida of the Firebird, returning by popular demand.
With Igor Stravinsky’s brilliant score, the ballet tells the tale of a magical Firebird that helps a heroic prince rescue a beautiful princess from Katscheii, a sinister force of evil. Stravinsky’s masterpiece includes the Firebird’s exuberant dance followed by variations based on Russian folksongs, Katscheii’s rhythmic dance and a romantic lullaby.
The Cultural Camaraderie program, sponsored by a FAN grant, also included le Spectre De La Rose, a beautiful short ballet about a young woman who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball, based on a poem by Theophile Gautier.
Lunch was at nearby Bonefish Grill in Aventura.
Hosts of this outstanding dance event were Joanne Levite and Esther Sandrew.