Firebird Tree

Firebird Tree

Firebird Tree is a 24 foot tall sculpture which served as the set piece for Festival Ballet's 2015 production of Firebird at the Vets Theater in Providence, RI.

The sculpture is made mostly out of repurposed steel from former Festival Ballet sets.

Piece created at the Steel Yard Public Projects Studio with the assistance of Artist Holly Popielarz.

Performances: October 23, 24, 25, 2015

 

 

 Firebird Tree work in progress photos

Firebird Tree work in progress photos

Some great press about the project:

Providence Journal article featuring The Firebird Golden Tree: http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151022/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151029824

Coxhub: Video about the process here: http://www.coxhub.com/articles/festival-ballet-the-steel-yard-collaboration-enables-firebird-to-soar

Providence Journal: "Festival Ballet enlists Steel Yard for a striking look" - Bob Thayer. full story: http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151005/NEWS/151009610

Go Local Prov: "The Steel Yard and Isabel ... are such talented innovators and artists" -  Mihailo Djuric. full story: http://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/festival-ballet-providence-set-to-open-38th-season

Broadway World: "The Ballets Russes were famous for bringing together artists like Picasso, Bakst and others to design scenery for their productions," Djuric said. "We hope to pay homage to that legacy by bringing in Isabel and The Steel Yard, who are leaders in the thriving art and design community here in Providence."  Full story: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/Ballet-Russes-Reinvented-THE-NUTCRACKER-and-More-Set-for-Festival-Ballet-Providences-2015-16-Season-20150918