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HUDSON in Miami: Reimagining The Firebird

Design meets function onstage at the Miami City Ballet in the form of Anya Klepikov’s set for the latest production of George Balanchine’s The Firebird. After Marc Chagall’s 1945 scenery for the renowned Stravinsky ballet at New York City Ballet was deemed too delicate to travel, the artistic director for the Miami City Ballet, Lourdes Lopez, received permission from the Jerome Robbins Trust to redesign the ballet anew. Enter scenic designer Anya Klepikov and the team at HUDSON, who worked together to create a set that would remain true to the original fairytale, and could easily tour around multiple theaters in Florida. In Lighting & Sound America, Klepikov describes how she was inspired by Russian folk crafts, and partnered with HUDSON to bring her vision to reality:  “Hudson really rock-starred through the complicated R&D of quilted scenery on a giant scale - a super challenge to squeeze into a rigorous timeline of a commercial shop.” Click below to read more about how The Firebird came together in Lighting & Sound America.

LSA The Firebird Article
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