Video: A look backstage at Janni Younge’s ‘The Firebird’

Visionary puppet designer and director Janni Younge and her company of dancers and puppeteers will perform her monumental retelling of the “Firebird” folktale with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony playing Stravinsky’s full-length ballet score on Monday, Aug. 1.

The production opens the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra Festival that runs through Thursday, Aug. 18.

“Firebird” stage manager Robyn Sacks gives a backstage tour of the puppets, the production and the spirit of the show.

Check back for another video with Younge, choreographer Jay Pather and dancers and puppeteers.

Read my Scene story about “The Firebird” here.

‘The Firebird’

Sun Valley Summer Symphony presents “The Firebird,” 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Free.