Festival Ballet Returns — Outdoors

For the first time in over a year, Festival Ballet will return to in-person performing with Emergence, “a powerful mixed rep program promises to delight audiences with a wide range of works, from the bold and contemporary to the virtuosic classical.” The Projo got a sneak preview of the outdoor setting:

Adding to the sense of emerging is that the program is performed outdoors. A dancer-friendly sprung stage is set up in the parking lot at Festival’s Hope Street studio, and while that may not seem like a perfect setting, the weather for Thursday’s “soft opening” was ideal — comfortably warm with a refreshing, light breeze. Even street sounds were no distraction to the mesmerizing movement and music on stage.

One night only: Friday, June 25. Gala performance event featuring performances by internationally renowned guest artists alongside the dancers of the FBP Company. Tickets include complimentary wine and signature cocktail.

Also on tap: Goldilocks and the Three Bears starts Friday with afternoon performances.

(Seen here is dancer Kirsten Evans. Photograph by Ian Travis Barnard.)

‘Emergence’ opens, 6pm, Thursday, June 17, Festival Ballet, 825 Hope street, (directions)


Last week, pedestrians could hear the music and take a peek. They were out there at the height of the heat wave!

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