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Leigh takes you to Chicago – plus Stephen’s exciting experience

Post by Leigh-Ann Esty

Hello everyone! It’s Leigh Esty back with another video installment of Miami City Ballet on tour–this time we traveled to Chicago! I’ll take you from hot Miami weather to chilly temps in the Windy City! You’ll see excerpts of performances, rehearsals and backstage action. Chicago welcomed us with open arms, blessing us with grand applause, full houses and wonderful reviews. This tour was full of exciting moments! Principal Dancer Patricia Delgado got her hands on the Flip and added her commentary during backstage activities. Two of our corps members danced new roles! To say the least, this tour was quite eventful. I hope you enjoy my video journal as much as we enjoyed Chicago!

Stephen Satterfield, MCB Corps de Ballet, had the opportunity to dance a principal role in Symphony in Three Movements on the Chicago tour. Check out this video about his experience.

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Windy City Reviews

The Company traveled home last night from a very successful Chicago tour. We weren’t kidding when we said our dancers would light up the stage! MCB left Chicago wanting more.

Check out these dazzling reviews.

Miami City Ballet displays its spirit, intense virtuosity, Chicago Sun-Times, 10/3/09

Miami City Ballet reviewed, Chicago Tribune, 10/5/09

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

MCB is in Chicago

Unfortunately the 2016 Olympic Games aren’t happening in the Windy City, but this weekend Chicagoans are in for a treat! The stage at the Auditorium Theatre will light up when our super human dancers perform Symphony in Three Movements, Valse Fantaisie (1953), Black Swan Pas de Deux and In The Upper Room. Leigh-Ann Esty, Corps de Ballet, took the Flip camera with her once again and will be documenting the tour.

Check out these articles in anticipation of Miami City Ballet’s arrival in Chicago.

At long last, Miami Ballet dances in Chicago, Chicago Tribune, 10/2/09

Ballet great to show off Miami dance company, Chicago Sun-Times, 9/27/09

Interview: Edward Villella, trailerpilot.com, 9/25/09

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.