FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Mann Center for the Performing Arts 5201 Parkside Avenue Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

With The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Janni Younge of South Africa's Renowned Handspring Puppet Company.

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the North American premiere of the multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral score for the 1910 ballet. Firebird: Reimagined will link South African and Russian traditions and integrate music, literature, and the disciplines of dance, movement, and puppetry. This performance will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, Grammy award-winning, South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets inspired by the artistry of the Broadway sensation War Horse and created by Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company. The Philadelphia Orchestra's performance of the complete score for The Firebird will be accompanied by a new interpretation of the original Ballets Russes staging with Younge’s puppets, performed by expert puppeteers and dancers.

Firebird: Reimagined is the signature event of our 2016 festival Firebird: Spirit Rising, a five-month celebration of the human spirit's boundless capacity for good, imagination, creativity, and freedom. Click here for more information about Firebird: Spirit Rising.

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.

Children under the age of 12 receive free admittance on the Great Lawn.

If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D. There is no re-entry once exiting the facility. Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of the Mann's Summer Picnic Series.

Categories
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Topic: 
Philadelphia
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
Dance
Topic: 
Music
Topic: 
Theater/Performance
Global Region: 
Africa
Global Region: 
South African
Global Region: 
Russian