First State Ballet Theatre

Delaware's Professional Ballet Company

First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware’s professional ballet company, presents full length ballets and mixed-repertory programs throughout the state, commissions new choreography from internationally renowned choreographers, offers performing opportunities to aspiring dancers, and educates the Delaware dance audience of the future.

Headquartered in Wilmington's beautiful and historic Grand Opera House, First State Ballet Theatre performs under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov.



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Fringe Festival

About the Show

FSBT will present two pieces by renowned choreographer, Viktor Plotnikov. Everlasting Arms brings to life the enchanting sculptures of Charles Parks, Delaware's most famous sculptor, and Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence explores the surrealistic fantasy of dreams. Part of the Wilmington Fringe Festival.

Baby Grand Theater 
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5, purchase online or at the door.

To order tickets over the phone: Fringe Box Office is open November 20, 2014 and can be reached at 302-576-2135

Plan your visit 


Everlasting Arms, created for FSBT in 2009 by internationally-recognized choreographer Viktor Plotnikov, celebrates the sculpture of famed Delaware sculptor Charles Parks. Mr. Plotnikov, who has choreographed for many American ballet companies and the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, has won best choreographer honors at five international ballet competitions around the globe. Mr. Parks’ sculptures are in museums and public and private collections around the world.    

Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence, another major Plotnikov piece for FSBT, is a witty, edgy, quirky, elegant, entertaining work in five movements set to music by Beethoven, Chopin, Johann Strauss and Vivaldi.  

Earlier Event: November 15
Up Front with FSBT
Later Event: December 13
The Nutcracker (Georgetown)