What’s next for Miami City Ballet? I feel weird because people always ask, “What’s your vision?” I don’t have a vision. I want to continue bringing the best to our dancers, bringing the best to our community, and making them better than they were. I want to have the world see the wonderful work we do. I love it when groups outside our community invite us to come and perform. It’s important to be able to share the gift we have as artists. That’s where I hope to keep growing.
This Nutcracker builds on Balanchine’s choreography and has a huge cast. The Miami City Ballet is bringing its full company of 52 dancers, plus seven pre-professional and three student dancers, Miami City Ballet Executive Director Tania Castroverde Moskalenko said. In addition, there are nearly 60 local student dancers (some still in elementary school) from the Colburn School and the Gabriela Foundation’s everybody dance! program, as well as performers from the Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Miami City Ballet is pleased to announce the appointment of Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as the ballet company’s new Executive Director.
“From the opening with Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet to the closing work by choreography’s young darling Justin Peck, MCB’s corps was absolutely in sync and energetic, and seemed to be having a total blast showing off their company’s impressive artistic range.”
“Each piece in this program is exceptionally crafted and performed, but it is the journey from one to the next that leaves the strongest impression. In an ever-changing dance landscape, Miami City Ballet has the talent, versatility and foresight to remain a leader.”
“The evening was a successful mix of past and present. Some of the dances are more than 60 years old but still fresh and vital. Robbins’ special connection to Spoleto was brilliantly honored.”
“Lourdes has exceeded expectations in making Miami City Ballet a company that rivals companies all over the country,” said Nigel Redden, general director of the festival.
“…this production, moderated by the Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, will include discussion and film in addition to exquisite performances, making it a Spoleto-exclusive, don’t-miss event celebrating Robbins’ remarkable life and work.”
“Circles became straight lines, canons twirled to unison, out of nowhere, a dynamic series of turns came right down the middle of the stage. There was a playfulness in the childlike formations, hops and skips, but there was no subtlety in the demands of the piece.”
Miami City Ballet returns to The Music Center’s, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this year, November 30 – December 2, 2018 with holiday favorite, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.