Festival Ballet http://ripr.org en Festival Ballet Delivers Fine Work, Powerful Dancing http://ripr.org/post/festival-ballet-delivers-fine-work-powerful-dancing <p></p><p>Ah, yes, definitely. You could call this “Up Close” wide-ranging. Then again you could say, ahh, it’s a mixed bag. But, fortunately, this show has enough fine work – some powerful dancing, and one emotionally charged piece – to make it worth recommending.</p><p></p><p>What artistic director Misha Djuric has done this time is turn basically to his own company for inspiration and dances. The result shows work from young dancers that are sometimes amusing, sometimes not so much. Then again Festival’s stronger veterans also put forth some fine work.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Bill Gale 31446 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet Delivers Fine Work, Powerful Dancing Festival Ballet's Up Close Is One Of Its Best http://ripr.org/post/festival-ballets-close-one-its-best <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Widely varied, indeed.</p><p>This latest “Up Close” offers dances from the 19th century to world premieres. Topics range from a smartly funny, and goofy, piece called “Tea Time” to a heart-rending vision of the end of life. The music? Well, that goes from Igor Stravinsky and Gustav Mahler to Ray Charles and Jacques Brel.</p><p>The dancing by Festival’s best is, generally, at a high level. And, of course, in that rehearsal room the dancers are right there in front of you.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:20:00 +0000 Bill Gale 23955 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet's Up Close Is One Of Its Best Thursday, March 7, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/thursday-march-7-2013 <p>Snow and heavy winds are in the forecast for today. There are varying opinions about a proposed corporate tax rate cut.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.<br>And Bill Gale previews Festival Ballet Providence’s program coming this weekend to the Vets in Providence.</p><p> Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%207%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:53:15 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11519 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet Reaches Beautifully into the Past and Future http://ripr.org/post/festival-ballet-reaches-beautifully-past-and-future <p>"Groundbreaking” is the word used in the press release announcing Festival Ballet Providence’s program this weekend at the Vets in Providence. And you know what? That’s probably not just publicity hype.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:07:00 +0000 Bill Gale 11400 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet Reaches Beautifully into the Past and Future