Viscera Opening Night January 6th At The Adrienne Arsht Center

iam Scarlett is the youngest choreographer ever to have been commissioned by Britain’s Royal Ballet to create a new ballet for its main stage. That work, named Asphodel Meadows and triumphantly premiered when Scarlett was just 24 years old, was seen in London by Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, who promptly invited him to make a new piece for Miami

Young Choreographer Makes His American Debut

At just 24, Liam Scarlett made history when he became one of the youngest choreographers to stage a new work for the Royal Ballet Company, and now, the Brit is creating a work across the pond for one of America’s most respected companies, the Miami City Ballet.

A Cherub’s Classical Vocabulary

IT is a little after 7 p.m., and Liam Scarlett, a Royal Ballet corps dancer and the new choreographic wonder boy of British ballet, clad in black jeans and a T-shirt, is courteously escorting a visitor through the backstage corridors of the Royal Opera House here. As the sounds of the orchestra warming up for the evening performance of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ play through the loudspeakers, Mr. Scarlett casually mentions he’s in the show.Which role? One of Carabosse’s rats in the Prologue, he says, seemingly unconcerned that he’s due to commence his evil duties, in costume, in 10 minutes. ‘It’s not a problem,’ he says. ‘I just have to throw on the rat’s head.’Mr. Scarlett is good at changing hats. On Jan. 6 his new work for Miami City Ballet, ‘Viscera,’ opens at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. And while ‘Asphodel Meadows,’ his breakthrough piece for the Royal Ballet, was being performed in November, he was busy choreographing for the maverick troupe the Ballet Boyz, as well as coping with his usual dancer’s schedule of rehearsal and performance…

Miami City Ballet Debuts Work By Hot Young British Choreographer

One of the youngest and most talented choreographers in ballet makes his U.S. debut with a new work for Miami City Ballet. Liam Scarlett has been putting other dancers in motion for almost as long as he has been dancing. He choreographed his first ballet when he was 11, the same year he entered the Royal Ballet School in London…

Miami’s Cultural Transformation

Locals and visitors alike are leaving the sand and clubs to dip into the city’s lively arts scene. From films to music to arts, it’s all happening in South Florida.Dance enthusiast? Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, which played to sellout crowds during a recent Paris tour, is just one of the resident companies. (Although he’s announced his retirement, that doesn’t take place for two more years.)

What We Tweeted About In 2011 Here Are 10 South Florida Events That Dominated The Online Water Cooler.

It was an unreal year in South Florida pop culture, especially in the sphere of reality TV where Sunrise teen Melanie Amaro did us proud. Here’s what else we spent a lot of time yakking about around the water cooler known as Twitter:Miami City Ballet dazzles Paris: The impression of South Florida as cultural backwater is not limited to enlightened cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The whole of Europe likely held that opinion until MCB’s game-changing three weeks in Paris this summer with a program that included Balanchine’s “Square Dance” and Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room.” The response from Parisian audiences was, according to artistic director Edward Villella, breathtaking: standing ovations each night, culminating in a closing-night love-in that lasted for 10 minutes of applause and screams. “I danced at the Bolshoi [in 1962] and we had 22 curtain calls. It was the highlight of my dance career. But nothing compares to what Paris was like,” Villella said. , B.C.

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