• Program Three

    FEB 12 - FEB 28, 2016

    Program Three

    Program Three features two additional company premieres including Justin Peck’s breakout ballet Year of the Rabbit, choreographed to music from Sufjan Stevens’ 2002 electronica-influenced album Enjoy Your Rabbit.

    The second premiere is one of Paul Taylor’s masterpieces, Sunset, performed to the haunting music of Edward Elgar and illustrating the complexities of love, camaraderie and separation experienced by six soldiers and the young women they leave behind.

    Closing this spirited program is Bourrée Fantasque, acclaimed as one of Balanchine’s most charming works. This big, vibrant, joyful ballet is set to the sparkling music of Emmanuel Chabrier – C’est Magnifique!

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    March 18 - April 10, 2016

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    MCB’s landmark 30th Anniversary Season culminates with an unprecedented reimagining of George Balanchine’s magical full-evening ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    Balanchine’s classic choreography is the vehicle for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love, magic and illusion, with ravishing music by Felix Mendelssohn – including the famous Wedding March. This reimagining includes all-new sets and costumes by artist Michele Oka Doner, and dramatic direction by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.

    With a fairytale cast that includes 24 children and six vocalists, magical new sets and costumes, and the breathtaking Miami City Ballet dancers accompanied by the Opus One Orchestra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dazzling spectacle for families and audiences of all ages.

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    Create Your Own Series

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    Save up to 15% on Miami City Ballet's historic 30th Anniversary season! Create your own series with masterworks from the company's George Balanchine foundation along with leading choreographic voices Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett.

    Choose two or more performances from the season, including four new works to the company repertory, including an unprecedented new production of George Balanchines' A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Program Three Opens This Weekend

MCB’s third repertory program of the season includes two company premieres; Justin Peck’s breakout ballet Year of the Rabbit, and Paul Taylor’s haunting masterpiece, Sunset – and closing with George Balanchine’s spirited, carefree Bourrée Fantasque.

Tickets are on sale now for opening weekend February 12-14 at the Arsht Center in Miami; and performances in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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The Miami City Ballet Dancers in Why We Dance

“Ballet is so hard. It’s hard on your body, and it’s hard on your mind… we’re constantly pushing ourselves.”

For its 30th Anniversary Season, Miami City Ballet asked members from every rank of its international, 51-member company to tell their stories; what inspired them to dance, and what motivated them to devote their lives to this incredible physical and artistic discipline.

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MCB’s Ballet Bus

Miami City Ballet participated in Give Miami Day 2015 to raise funds for our groundbreaking new outreach program, Ballet Bus.

Presented in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Ballet Bus was created to eliminate barriers that prevent young children from underserved communities from participating in the arts.

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Miami City Ballet to Debut at Lincoln Center

Miami City Ballet, presented by the Joyce Theater Foundation, debuts at New York’s Lincoln Center April 13-17, 2016.  The two programs and special opening-night gala performance include New York premieres of commissioned works by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Liam Scarlett alongside Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields and George Balanchine’s classics Bourrée Fantasque and Serenade.

Tickets are on sale now to the general public, starting at just $30.

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Subscribe to the 30th Anniversary Season

Subscribers to Miami City Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season save on the best seats in the house while enjoying VIP events, personalized box office service, and much more!

Become an MCB Subscriber today and enjoy the company’s finest season yet, including an unprecedented new production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and other masterworks along with leading modern choreographic voices Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett, all performed to live music provided by the distinguished Opus One Orchestra.

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30th Anniversary Tour Dates Announced

Miami City Ballet is pleased to announce several national touring engagements, with performances scheduled for New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary than by sharing these marvelous dancers with our audiences and lifelong fans across the nation,” said MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. “We are so excited to be back on the road bringing to New York, Chicago and Minneapolis audiences the vitality, energy and diversity that MCB is known for.”

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Strictly Ballet, Season 2

Season Two of Teen Vogue’s Strictly Ballet web series wrapped with an exciting season finale and rave reviews, including a spot on NY Magazine’s popular “Approval Matrix”.

Strictly Ballet followed six MCB School students’ journeys to professional careers. “After viewing all the episodes, I’m so proud to have been a part of this incredible experience,” said Ella Titus, one of two students featured who received a contract to join Miami City Ballet next season. “It was amazing to relive the happiest day of my life!”

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New York Times Reviews Justin Peck’s ‘Heatscape’

No ballet by the 27-year-old choreographer Justin Peck is much like another; with each assignment he sets himself new choreographic hurdles. But Mr. Peck has quickly become the most eminent choreographer of ballet in the United States — and two particular characteristics have propelled him to the top: the exciting formal architecture of his dances and the kinesthetic thrill of his movement.

Certainly his latest ballet, “Heatscape,” which had its premiere at the Kravis Center here over the weekend with Miami City Ballet, shows his gift for memorably picturesque, changing group shapes… Meanwhile the dancers infectiously show the appeal of the ebullient movement he gives to them, with contrasting through-the-body ripples, pounces, bends, jumps and changes of direction…

“Heatscape” was sandwiched by excellent performances of Balanchine’s ultraclassical “Raymonda Variations” (1962) and Jerome Robbins’s classic comedy “The Concert” (1956). The level of dancing in the “Raymonda” was extraordinarily high at both performances, with virtuoso coloratura made musically acute and danced with full-out verve. Miami City Ballet, a jubilant and endearing company, refreshes the eyes and spirit.”

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MCB and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Announce “Ballet Bus”

Miami City Ballet, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the office of the Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, announces the launch of Ballet Bus, a year-round dance scholarship program reaching deep into the Miami-Dade County community to provide arts education and access to students from all backgrounds. The pilot year of the program will target 30 children from District Title I Schools with both talent and need – and provide a long-term investment in each child.

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