Announcing our 36th Season

Welcome to our 36th Season
Photo by Thomas Nola-Rion

The opening phrase of our mission statement: “To thrill and move…” sums up everything that FBP strives for, both onstage and off. Each day, everyone at FBP is driven by the thrill of ballet, and the moving effect that it has on them, and on the audience.

In our 36th season, we are channeling all of that energy into an exciting, thrilling, diverse lineup of ballets. This season will be marked by some FBP favorites, including a program devoted entirely to Viktor Plotnikov – Boundless Plotnikov – whose moving choreography has been a centerpiece of our repertoire for more than 10 years. We are also thrilled to present the New England premiere of a breathtaking staging of the classic story Peter Pan.

Up Close on Hope and chatterBOXtheatre, two reliable mainstays of every season, promise to thrill audiences young and old. With 4 different programs and 24 performances of these Black Box series, there are more opportunities than ever to experience dance “up close.”



Together We Dance 3
Daniel Ulbricht of New York City Ballet. Photo by Henry Leuwyler.

Internationally renowned ballet stars – along with FBP company dancers and selected students from the FBP School – take to the Vets stage for a spectacular one-night-only gala performance to kick off FBP’s 36th season. The world of ballet comes to Providence inTogether We Dance 3.

October 3, 2013 – 8:00pm

The Vets
1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence




The Nutcracker
Photo by Liza Voll.

Festival Ballet Providence’s production of The Nutcracker is a spectacle of artistry and theater, a Rhode Island classic. This family favorite is a magical production, complete with colorful costumes, Swarovski crystal snowflakes, stunning dancing, and a cast of over 100 performers.

December 20, 2013 8:00pm
December 21, 2013 2:00pm
December 21, 2013 7:00pm
December 22, 2013 1:30pm

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence




Photo by A. Cemal Ekin.

Viktor Plotnikov’s choreography is at once artistic and scientific, designed to break the boundaries of human emotion and anatomy. In a single evening,Boundless Plotnikov captures the range of Plotnikov’s creativity. In addition to an encore of last season’s hit premiere ORCHIS, the program features the RI premiere of SURRENDER and a brand-new work.

March 14, 2014 8:00pm
March 15, 2014 7:30pm
March 16, 2015 2:30pm

The Vets
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence


Peter Pan
Photos by Thomas Nola Rion

Characters don’t just fly in this adaptation of the classic story of a boy that never grows up, they dance in the air. Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s popular choreographer Jorden Morris (Moulin Rouge) created this spectacular production in 2006, to such great success that it has since been set around North America, but never before in New England.

The production utilizes state-of-the-art technology allowing FBP dancers to fly and dance high above the Vets stage, making this production a breathtaking spectacle that audiences won’t soon forget!

May 16, 2014 8:00pm
May 17, 2014 2:00pm
May 18, 2015 2:00pm

The Vets
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

Black Box Productions


Up Close on Hope
Photo by A. Cemal Ekin

Few dance programs in Rhode Island have the staying power and the devoted audience that FBP’s Up Close on Hope series does. Offering an experience unlike any other, audiences have a chance to witness a program filled with original, edgy choreography in the intimate setting of our Black Box Theatre.

Oct. 25, 26; Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9

March 28, 29; April 4, 5, 11, 12

Fridays: 8:00pm; Saturdays: 7:30pm

FBP Black Box Theatre
825 Hope Street, Providence

All programs include a complimentary intermission reception, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres, where you can mingle with other patrons and members of the artistic staff.


Peter and the Wolf
Photo by Thomas Nola Rion

Photo by Thomas Nola Rion

The popular chatterBOXtheatre series returns with two popular productions: the lively Peter and the Wolf and Miss McFuzz + More McFun, a new program from the FBP Student Company. Enjoy the unique family experience that has quickly become a go-to activity for our youngest audience members and their families.

Nov. 10, 2013 – 1:00pm; 4:00pm
Apr. 6, 2014 – 1:00pm; 4:00pm

February 1, 2014 4:00pm

February 2, 2014 1:00pm; 4:00pm
February 8, 2014 4:00pm
February 15, 2014 4:00pm
February 16, 2014 1:00pm

FBP Black Box Theatre
825 Hope Street, Providence

All performances include a post performance meet-and-greet with the dancers, complete with milk and cookies courtesy of our sponsor – Seven Stars Bakery.


Get first access to the best seats at a great discount! Single-series subscriptions and package subscriptions are available to maximize convenience and savings. Print and return the order form below. You can also call 401-654-6662 to reserve your subscription.

However you decide to subscribe, make sure to do it early because the best seats in the house won’t last long!

FBP 36th Season Subsciptions [PDF]


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