• Afternoon of a Faun

Afternoon of a Faun


May 12 – 21, 2023

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Afternoon of a Faun


Two dancers meet in a sun-soaked ballet studio. They stretch, preen, and drift together – transfixed by their own reflections. The mirror is the audience, and we observe their intimate encounter, equal parts sensual and narcissistic. It was observing a young student at the School of American Ballet that inspired Robbins to create this masterpiece. That student was MCB Artistic Founder, Edward Villella.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY
Jerome Robbins
MUSIC
Claude Debussy

 

Square Dance


Lively couples clap, jump, and turn with gusto and charm in this melding of American folk dance and classical ballet.

“Two little ladies, up the track/sashay over, sashay back…” In an unprecedented return to the 1957 original, MCB’s current rendition of Square Dance brings back to the stage the high-spirited square-dance caller and his musician pals to keep things going.

Here is Square Dance as Balanchine first conceived it!

 

CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
MUSIC
Antonio Vivaldi / Arcangelo Corelli

 

Antique Epigraphs*


Ethereal and mystical, inspired by Greek mythology and poetry, a cast of eight composed women skim the floor like statues brought to life. Delicate and strong as the cool marble they embody, the women move with consummate grace to Debussy’s poetic score.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY
Jerome Robbins
MUSIC
Claude Debussy

 

Symphony in Three Movements


Crackling with genius, Miami City Ballet’s “superb” (The New York Times) interpretation of this Balanchine masterpiece from the legendary 1972 Stravinsky Festival awes critics and audiences everywhere. Stravinsky’s driving, ominous score propels the warrior-dancers and pony-tailed ballerinas as they attack, leap, and threaten with their high-powered non-stop energy and dynamism.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
MUSIC
Igor Stravinsky

 

*Company Premiere

 


 

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