Oct 20 – Nov 5, 2023
The season opens with a magnificent program featuring two works epitomizing the best of dance created over the past 100 years and a new work from Miami’s very own Jamar Roberts.
Created in 1934, Balanchine’s iconic Serenade is heralded for launching a new direction in classical ballet, one veering away from storytelling to impassioned plotless movement. Set to a spellbinding Tchaikovsky score, to experience Serenade is simply to appreciate its lasting beauty and to cheer for what followed.
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In the Upper Room
Twyla Tharp’s 1986 sensation In The Upper Room is described by The New York Times as “a knockout work” that “shows you how well Ms. Tharp knew to build excitement.” Performed to a compelling Philip Glass score, the piece brilliantly combines a broad spectrum of movement into one vigorous vocabulary; boxing, tap dance, yoga, ballet and modern dance are intertwined.
Sea Change (World Premiere)
Former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artist and choreographer, Miami-native Jamar Roberts returns home for a highly anticipated powerful new work.