For three weeks about three months ago, the Miami City Ballet played Paris to loud, raucous standing ovations.
One lasted a full 10 minutes, according to founding artistic director Edward Villella. To Villella, and many of his dancers, this was a defining point in his career.
One of the programs that brought down the house at the Paris Opera will be performed Friday at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, a program that contains four selections that run the gamut of ballet. Program 1 includes Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, George Balanchine’s lively Square Dance, Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy and Twyla Tharp’s energetic In the Upper Room...