Theme and Variations

Balanchine / Tchaikovsky


Set in a spectacular 19th-century ballroom to the soaring music of Tchaikovsky, this is classical ballet at its grandest. The cast is large, the costumes lavish, the dancing technically demanding yet joyous and serene – and with a thrilling finale. Long recognized as a Balanchine masterpiece.

CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

MUSIC
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

World Premiere by Brian Brooks

Brooks / Gordon


Known for his contemporary work in dance and theater, choreographer Brian Brooks expands his adventurous collaborations with classically trained dancers in his first piece for Miami City Ballet. This new work is conceived and choreographed by Brooks, Inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, with a commissioned score by Michael Gordon, American composer and co-founder of Bang on a Can.

CHOREOGRAPHY
Brian Brooks

MUSIC
Michael Gordon

The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)

Robbins / Chopin


Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) is universally acclaimed as the funniest of all comic ballets, a light-hearted exploration of human relationships – and the surprising tricks the mind can play while enjoying the simple pleasures of an outdoor concert, complete with folding chairs, rain that comes and goes and an enraged pianist.

CHOREOGRAPHY
Jerome Robbins

MUSIC
Frédéric Chopin