The Crucible’s Benefit Fire Ballet, Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird

The Crucible's Benefit Fire Ballet

The Crucible is having their second annual Benefit Fire Ballet featuring Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird: L’oiseau de feu”, designed and directed by Michael Sturtz. Performances take place April 9-12 and 16-19, with a special Firebird Gala on Friday, April 18th.

This April, The Crucible will once again set the dance scene ablaze with our second benefit Fire Ballet, a funky and fiery reinterpretation of the Russian classic, Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird. A theatrical spectacle fusing ballet, break dancing, classical music, acrobatics and aerial performance with fire and industrial arts, this is truly ballet for today’s audiences. Conceived and directed by Michael Sturtz nearly one hundred years after the ballet debuted in Paris in 1910, Firebird will be performed in The Crucible’s 56,000 square-foot studio, with forges roaring and sparks flying. Like the Crucible’s previous Fire Operas and Fire Ballet, this production brings together an unlikely collection of performing and visual artists, costumers, and metal fabricators working together to create an unprecedented stage show.

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