Miami City Ballet Takes Vancouver
This month our dancers left behind the warm South Florida weather and headed to Vancouver, British Columbia for a weekend of special performances. Hosted by Ballet BC, the Company presented a full program of masterworks by George Balanchine with performances of Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements and Ballo della Regina. The performances, which received rave reviews, marked the company’s debut in Vancouver.
The Georgia Straight called the performance, ” a pleasing trip back into an optimistic time when ballet was being revolutionized,” while Review Vancouver said, “Miami City Ballet stole the heart of the audience.”
“The dancers fell in love with the city of Vancouver and Vancouver fell in love with our dancers,” said Miami City Ballet’s Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. “At the end of each performance we were received with numerous curtain calls, standing ovations, cheering and applause. What a thrill it was to be able to show Vancouver what Miami has right in its own ‘dance backyard’ with Miami City Ballet. This tour has opened the doors for MCB to be presented in other cities such as Ottawa and we remain grateful to our Vancouver presenters Ballet BC, for helping us achieve this and for receiving us so generously and openly.”
Next week, MCB heads back to Canada for the second half of our 2015 Canada Tour. The Company will perform March 5-7 in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s 2014-2015 season, with two Canadian premieres, Alexei Ratmanksy’s cinematic Symphonic Dances and Richard Alston’s sultry Carmen. Balanchine’s cheery Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux rounds out the program. Tickets are now on sale. Visit ticketmaster.ca for more information.