Firebird Press


Here is information for publicity on the Firebird. All photographs are by Luke Younge.

Firebird Reviews

Extraordinary puppets help create fantastic Philadelphia Orchestra concert
Daily Gazette

“Firebird, transfigured as ballet with puppets, made image of rebirth in S. African production”
Chicago On the Aisle

“It is a rarity to have a full orchestra onstage instead of in a pit for a ballet production, but when it is handled right, the challenging configuration can be mesmerizing”
Broad Street Review

“It was a wonderful thing to feel risk in the air once again at the Mann – the essential element of art”
The Philedelphia Inquirer

“The strength of the production lies in its trust in the imagination above all else.”
Financial Mail

A New Vision of Stravinsky’s Firebird
Seen and Heard International

“a visual explosion of perfection”
What’s on in Cape Town

“The dance production which involves puppetry and animations was a visual feast…”
Independent Online

“No words could ever express the feeling I get when I step on stage because I feel like it is no longer about me having the talent to dance but about the other people who are physically challenged out there.”
Deaf dancer is a beacon of hope, Vukani

“Wooden puppets dance with flexible people, dreamy myth meets stark reality, abstract concepts like creativity vie with raw emotions like fear.”
Independent Online