The Festival Ballet Providence is an elite dance company whose mission it is to give cultural enrichment to the community through dance education and performance. On Feb. 8-10, the company offers a triple bill of emotional choreography through Agnes de Mille's "Rodeo", Antony Tudor's "Leaves are Fading", and Viktor Plotnikov's "Coma". For any ballet novice wanting to go, you may want to take part in a pre-performance opportunity with dancers, choreographers and production staff, 45 minutes before each curtain call. The opportunity to talk with professionals in such an intimate setting is priceless, especially for children and students of dance.
Tickets range from $17 to $62, discounts available for children, seniors, groups and family-four packs are also available. Call the VMA Box Office at 401-272-4VMA or the Festival Ballet Providence for further details, 401-353-1129. By the way, the VMA theater is just a three minute walk from the Amtrack station, and it adjoins the new Renaissance Providence Hotel.