This literally my favorite ballet! Misty Copeland dances in the title role of The Firebird. "It was one of the first really big principal roles I was ever given an opportunity to dance with American Ballet Theatre," she says.
Yekaterina Kondaurova Екатерина Кондаурова as “The Firebird” libretto and choreography by Mikhail Fokine, music by Igor Stravinsky, reconstruction by Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa, Mariinsky Ballet Мариинский театр - Photographer Mark Olich Марк Олич
Ivan chases and captures the Firebird and is about to kill her; she begs for her life and he spares her. As a token of thanks she offers him an enchanted feather which he can use to summon her should he be in dire need.