In the past Festival Ballet Providence's popular Up Close on Hope series has presented evenings with half-a-dozen, or more, works by various choreographers. But beginning tonight Up Close will present just two pieces, each taken from classic tales, both world premieres by choreographers familiar to Festival Ballet fans.
One is Venezuelan-born dancer-choreographer,” Gianni Di Marco's view of Marguerite Gautier's “Lady of the Camellias,” a romantic idle, looking at love, and eventual death.
The other is the much darker tale, “The House of Bernarda Alba” done by Festival's resident choreographer, the Ukrainian born Viktor Plotnikov. Rhode Island Public Radio's Bill Gale sat down with Plotnikov and lead dancer Marissa Parmenter to discuss the challenge of transforming the written word into dance.