Diversity, Thy Name Miami City Ballet

The centerpiece on this program is a 30-year-old work that is new to Miami City Ballet. Yet it feels fresh. Jardi Tancat (‘Closed Garden’) is performed to Catalan folksongs. Three couples, probably farmworkers, enact their struggles with the land and their love for each other.

Miami City Ballet To Dance New Work By Budding Choreographer Justin Peck

It’s a good thing Justin Peck is young and resilient, as well as talented. Peck, 26, juggles a budding career as a choreographer favorably noticed by critics with his responsibilities as a soloist with the New York City Ballet.Mid-December found him in Miami Beach, rehearsing his pas de deux Chutes and Ladders with Miami City Ballet for the program the company will perform Friday through Sunday at the Kravis Center. The night before his arrival, he’d been on stage with New York City Ballet.Directly after his return to New York, he met with composer Sufjan Stevens to discuss a work Peck is creatingfor New York City Ballet that will premiere in May.As if that weren’t enough, the male dancer scheduled to perform Chutes and Ladders sprained his ankle during a Nutcracker rehearsal.

Casting Announcement

Casting is now available for performances of Program II: See the Music at the Broward Center.

Miami City Ballet Links Standards With Strong New

If there’s a link among the three works by Miami City Ballet that audiences saw Wednesday at Artis–Naples, it’s, well linkage. Sylphlike strings of dancers thread through each other in the opening Concerto Barocoo, the first of two George Balanchine works, in ways similar to the ensemble daisy chains in its elegant bookend, Serenade.

Insights: Jard

Enter the ‘closed garden’ of Nacho Duato’s profoundly, Spanish work Jard

Dancer Named Among ’25 To Watch’ Coming To Kravis

Jennifer Lauren, soloist with the Miami City Ballet, was named in the January issue of Dance Magazineas one of ’25 to Watch’ in 2014. The talented Tuscaloosa, Ala., native began her career with the Alabama Ballet Company.

Casting Announcement

Casting for performances of Program II: See the Music at the Arsht Center is now available.

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