Soloist Jennifer Lauren will bid farewell on Instagram as we say good-bye to the 2012-2013 Season during Program IV: Broadway and Ballet at the Adrienne Arsht Center May 3-5. She will be catching the best of Broadway, Ballet and Baseball….what? Yes, Baseball! When MLB All-Star Mike Piazza makes his debut as the Gangster in George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Jennifer will be snapping shots of all of the backstage action! Don’t miss out on the fun. Follow her at #JenLaurenMCBPhotos.
For our final program of the season, Jennifer will be performing the “blue girl” in Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering. We asked her why she enjoys this role so much and here is what she had to say:
I enjoy being in “Dances” because it feels like you are dancing with your family. I always tell Jeanette and Patricia that its fun to be their other sister for an hour.
Jennifer Lauren performs Dances at a Gathering with Jeanette (left) and Patricia (center) Delgado.
Join Jennifer and the rest of MCB’s amazing dancers for our final program of the season this weekend at the Arsht Center.
Former MLB catcher Mike Piazza visited our studios yesterday for a quick costume fitting and round of rehearsals in preparation for his cameo appearance as the Gangster in George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Channeling his Italian heritage and adding a mafiosa twist, Mike turned out to be a natural fit for the role. Check out his impressive acting skills in this sneak peek video!
Our studio seems to be looking more and more like a New York dive, as we continue rehearsals for George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. For a sneak peek at this wildly entertaining work and to see how we are getting along with our tap dancing skills, check out this new VIDEO!
Patricia also told us why she can’t wait to get onstage to perform BOTH of the ballets featured in Program IV: Broadway and Ballet.
Dances at a Gathering and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue are such different ballets on so many levels — for the dancers and for the audience. Dances is very human and has an enormous amount of subtle details to pay attention to, which makes performing the ballet extra special. Slaughter is a big broadway number that calls for a lot of energy and fun! I love being able to channel such different parts of myself artistically and technically all in one evening!
Patricia Delgado in Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering