Miami Art Guide Features MCB School’s Student Showcase

Don’t miss your chance to see the future stars of the ballet world as students from Miami City Ballet School take the stage with two exciting programs: the Annual Student Showcase and Benefit May 20-23 and the first Annual Student Jazz Showcase June 3 and 4, 2011…

Miami City Ballet’s Last Call For Open Barre Before European Tour

A toast to the next steps! Miami City Ballet (MCB) offers its hometown public another weekend to celebrate its 25th anniversary before honeymooning in Paris. This Friday and Saturday at MCB’s Wolfson studio theater in South Beach, the company performs excerpts from George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room. Raise a cocktail glass in the lobby (open bar sponsored by Bacardi USA) and preview the repertory the company will bring overseas. Read on to see what you’re in store for…

Miami City Ballet ‘Romeo And Juliet’

Tragedy called for celebration in Miami City Ballet’s plush production of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, a first for the company in its 25th anniversary season. The austere stone architecture of Verona, as well as its denizens’ array of outfits, announced the work’s noble pedigree. (Susan Benson designed the costumes, originally for National Ballet of Canada.) And, under Gary Sheldon’s baton, the orchestra poured forth the riches of Prokofiev’s story-tailored score. The show’s greatest fortune, however, lay in the opening-night cast…

Tuscaloosa Ballerina Takes On Miami, Paris

Jennifer Lauren among this year’s Druid Arts Awards honoreesAs a newly appointed soloist with the Miami City Ballet, it’s rare that Jennifer Lauren takes a day off. And with a stint in France coming up this summer, the schedule for 2011 has tightened even more…

Sumptuous Romeo And Juliet By The Miami City Ballet

Last weekend the Miami City Ballet presented the John Cranko ballet Romeo and Juliet at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This magnificent production will play this coming weekend at the Kravis Center on April 1, 2 and 3 and again on April 29, 30 and May 1 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Miami City Ballet Keeps ‘Romeo And Juliet’ Young With John Cranko Version

The story of Romeo and Juliet is a seemingly inexhaustible inspiration for choreographers. At least 11 ballets have been set to the tragic romance Shakespeare made immortal in the late 16th century. Miami City Ballet will put its stamp on the tale this weekend, when it performs John Cranko’s full-evening version at the Kravis Center.

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