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Firebird (2003)

Length: 30 minutes
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner

In Russian folktale as in Navajo legend the gift of the feather from the Golden bird brings power to man to overcome evil and be reborn. This universal theme is the basis of the piece. - Pascal Rioult

This piece was commissioned by the ADF, with support from the Doris Duke Awards for New Work and the Altria Group, Inc., with additional co-commissioning support from Cal Performances and was completed with funding from the Kenneth French Fund for New Works. (First performed on June 17, 2003 — American Dance Festival, Durham, NC) Commissioned by the Orchestra of St. Luke's and funded by HERMÈS "First Steps into the New Century".