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FIREBIRD

Denmark, 1982 (MIFF 1983, Trans-Media)

Director: Thomas Grimm

In Glen Tetley's newly choreographed version of the classical story, the Firebird, a beautiful girl, is kept in an enchanted garden and is guarded by a Victorian family. Gradually, she liberates herself from the strict traditions and loosens her bonds: each pas-de-deux she dances with her lover, brings her nearer to being human. In a dramatic scene, the lover kills the garden's keeper and is at last reunited with his Firebird.

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