The Miami City Ballet Company (MCB) will close its 2012-2013 season this weekend at the Arsht Center with Broadway and Ballet, a valentine to Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. No surprise there, since the MCB has been acclaimed far and wide for its devotion to the masters, especially Balanchine. What makes this program so delicious is the unpredictable pairing of the works as well as the works themselves.
The first part of the performance belongs to Jerome Robbins. So successful was he as a choreographer of Broadway musicals -- West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I
are only a sampling of his handiwork -- that it is easy to forget that Robbins loved ballet as well. And ballet as pure as it gets: that's what his "Dances at a Gathering" is all about...read more