“The Miami dancers pushed through the air almost hungrily. City Ballet is assertive, stylish, and sharp; the Miamians dance with drive. It’s fascinating to see the two companies side by side, like siblings with different temperaments.”
Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck and celebrated artist Shepard Fairey beautifully merge ballet and guerilla street art. Plus, Balanchine’s Duo Concertant, a violinist and pianist perform Stravinsky’s high-spirited music, alongside the two dancers.
The way — breathtaking — that this company performs works by George Balanchine is an enormous point in its favor. But its artistic director, Lourdes Lopez, always has a treat in store: This year it’s the company premiere of “Brahms/Handel,” the 1984 choreographic collaboration between Twyla Tharp and Jerome Robbins.
As a child obsessed with ballet, Moskalenko learned to dance after she arrived in Miami in 1968. Her career in the performing arts led her to top front-office jobs at theaters. And now she’s returned home to be Executive Director of Miami City Ballet.
This fall, dance-inspired fashion is everywhere, from runway shows to ready-to-wear ensembles. INDULGE tapped into the trend by enlisting four Miami City Ballet dancers to showcase some of the moment’s top looks, major designers and most decadent jewelry.