‘Romeo y Julieta’, el regreso de un favorito

El Miami City Ballet bajo la dirección artística de Lourdes López, regresó el fin de semana pasado al escenario del Ziff Opera House del Adrienne Arsht Center de Miami para ofrecer su monumental Romeo y Julieta como el primer programa de la temporada 2014-2015.

La historia de William Shakespeare sobre Romeo y Julieta ha sido adaptada al ballet desde principios del siglo XIX y las numerosas producciones concebidas durante la segunda mitad del XX lo convirtieron en el ballet clásico de larga duración emblemático del siglo.

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Amor y muerte de ‘Romeo y Julieta’ en el MCB

Una historia clásica de amor, la tragedia de Romeo y Julieta, de William Shakespeare, sobre dos jóvenes de familias enemigas que sin percatarse de esto se enamoran perdidamente, se escenificará como ballet en dos actos por el Miami City Ballet, para dar inicio a su nueva temporada este fin de semana en el Ziff Ballet Opera House del Adrienne Arsht Center.

La pieza que bailará el MCB es la del coreógrafo John Cranko, quien la creó con la música de Sergei Prokofiev para el Stuttgart Ballet, y se estrenó en 1962. “Hay varios Romeo y Julieta, por supuesto, pero este es uno de los más famosos”, dijo Lourdes López, directora artística del MCB. Ella ha hecho hincapié en que es muy importante escenificar piezas completas en las que los bailarines tienen que usar talentos diferentes, no solo la técnica del baile, sino la de la pantomima. Además, comentó, “es una música tan suntuosa, de tanta emoción y tan lírica, que de verdad se siente en el alma”.

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MCB named Best Theater Company in Sun-Sentinel Readers Poll

Congratulations to all the winners of the Sun-Sentinel’s Best of South Florida reader’s poll!

This year, Miami City Ballet topped the list for “Best Theatre Company”.

If they only danced as flawlessly as they do, then the Miami City Ballet (MCB) would be a hot ticket. But the company does that and more.  Much more.

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Miami City Ballet Announces Canada Tour

Miami Beach, FL — Miami City Ballet (MCB) dancers spend their days rehearsing in sunlit studios surrounded by swaying palm trees. But this winter, our (somewhat weather-spoiled) dancers will dig out their winter coats and boots as they travel to Canada for some special performances.

First stop is Vancouver, British Columbia in February at the Queen Elizabeth Theater as part of Ballet BC’s 2014-2015 season and then in March MCB performs in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the National Arts Centre’s 2014-15 dance season. The performances mark the company’s Vancouver premiere and its second time performing in Ottawa (MCB performed at The National Arts Centre in 2003). This is the first time the company has toured since 2011 and its first tour under artistic director Lourdes Lopez.


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MCB Seeks Naples Children for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Aspiring dancers from Naples and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to perform with the internationally acclaimed Miami City Ballet (MCB) during its annual performances of the beloved holiday extravaganza — George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. MCB Children’s Ballet Masters will hold auditions throughout the day on Sunday, September 14, 2014 beginning at 11:30am at Artis-Naples and are open to children ages 8 and up with previous ballet training.


MCB Seeks Palm Beach County Children for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Miami Beach, FL – Aspiring dancers from Palm Beach County and nearby areas will have the opportunity to perform with the internationally acclaimed Miami City Ballet (MCB) during its annual performances of the beloved holiday extravaganza — George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Auditions will be held Sunday, September 28 at Ballet East in West Palm Beach and are open to students ages 8 and up with previous ballet training.

MCB is one of the only companies in the country to perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. The ballet is admired for its dazzling choreography, ornate costuming and visually stunning sets. It boasts a cast of over 100, with many of these roles performed by children. Performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ will be held at the Kravis Center December 27-30, 2014.

Darleen Callaghan, Miami City Ballet School Director states, “This is a terrific opportunity for children to perform with a world-class ballet company in a large-scale, high caliber, professionally produced ballet. I am grateful to Ballet East’s Chelsea Nasby for partnering with us to find and rehearse Palm Beach area talent to perform in our production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Kravis Center this year.”

MCB Children’s Ballet Masters will audition prospective dancers throughout the day on Sunday, September, 28 beginning at 11:30am.

Ballet East Director Chelsea Nasby says, “It is such an incredible honor to have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the internationally renowned company, Miami City Ballet. MCB allows children to experience first-hand, one of the greatest ballet classics of all times. I am thrilled that young students in Palm Beach County will have the unique opportunity to share the magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ with Miami City Ballet once again.”

Rehearsals will take place weekly on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons beginning October 7 at Ballet East.


Sunday, September 28 Audition Details:

Ballet East 2365 Vista Parkway, Suite 7
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Chelsea Nasby

Height up to 4’4”
11:30am-12pm: Registration
12pm-1:30pm: Audition

Height 4’5” to 4’10”
1pm-1:30pm: Registration
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Audition

Height 4’10” to 5’
3pm-3:30pm: Registration
3:30-4:30pm: Audition




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Shakespeare, Balanchine, Robbins And Peck To Get The MCB Treatment

You can’t accuse Miami City Ballet of being stuck in a rut. The company just announced its season for 2014-2015, and the programs include a comedic piece by Jerome Robbins, a world premiere of a commissioned work by hot young choreographer Justin Peck, and a classical lineup with ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Carmen.’

Miami City Ballet School To Host Open House

Miami City Ballet (MCB) School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, will host its second annual Open House on Saturday, August 9, 2014, inviting prospective students, parents, and members of the community to tour the studios, learn about the many types of classes offered, and try sample classes for free.


Unlikely Artistic Duo Composes A Successful Partnership

‘The Art of Collaboration’ is what the latest installment in the National YoungArts Foundation’s Salon Series was all about, with a discussion that took place on Thursday evening at the organization’s main campus in downtown Miami.

Miami City Ballet 2014-2015 Season Opens October 17

Tickets to Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) 2014-2015 season of dance as well as holiday favorite, George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM are on sale July 14, 2014. Marking its 29th season, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has assembled one of the Company’s most compelling and adventurous offerings of dance to date.

Role Models Guided Tourism Growth, Built Artistic Offerings

Lourdes Lopez came back to South Florida to lead Miami City Ballet as artistic director, not only bringing her 40 years of experience to the company but also introducing premier performances that challenge audiences and dancers alike.