Fresh & Fierce
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A feast for the senses and the soul featuring the dramatic crowd favorite West Side Story Suite, a stylish new work by choreographer Durante Verzola, and a beloved ballet of epic scale in Divertimento No. 15.
West Side Story Suite
Whether on stage or on screen, the music, dancing, and drama of West Side Story Suite never disappoints.
In 1995, Jerome Robbins adapted his smash-hit musical into a brilliantly theatrical suite of dances. Revel in the energy of the MCB’s own dancing and singing Sharks and Jets as they face it out at the school gym and ultimately – tragically – rumble in the streets. Feel for the tender lovers Tony and Maria, and paint the town with Anita and Bernardo as the suite unfolds – all in a swirling showcase of Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim’s collective genius.
West Side Story’s timeless theme of divisions among neighbors still resonates yet reminds us that with love, there’s a place for all of us.
World Premiere: Sentimiento
In this newly commissioned work by Durante Verzola, a highly talented young choreographer who comes from MCB School, his gorgeous choreographic style is fused with the lush designs of Miami-based international fashion designer Esteban Cortázar.
Divertimento No 15
A sparkling ballet for a regal cast of 16 dancers, Divertimento No. 15 is a prodigious work of geometric precision set to Mozart’s supreme score, which Balanchine considered the finest divertimento ever written.
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pre Performance Talks
Join us for our free pre-performance talks with MCB’s artistic team. These insightful conversations begin one hour prior to curtain before each performance except on opening nights.
Sat, April 29 at 6:30pm – MCB Dancers Bradley Dunlap and Cameron Catazaro in conversation with Lourdes Lopez
Sun, April 30 at 1pm – MCB Pianist Francisco Rennó and MCB Dancer Tricia Albertson in conversation with Gary Sheldon.
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Fresh & Fierce Production Trailer
Watch Fresh & Fresh trailer captured during our live performances.
Fresh & Fierce Music Playlist
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