Fresh & Fierce
Apr 14 – 30, 2023
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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 Symphony in C.
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.
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.
Symphony in C
Perhaps Balanchine’s most loved ballet, the dynamic, exhilarating Symphony in C, features over fifty dancers, the women in sparkling-white tutus, spilling across the stage to Bizet’s enchantingly effervescent music.
One of the deans of American dance criticism, Anatol Chujoy put it this way: “If there ever was any doubt that Balanchine was the greatest choreographer of our time, this doubt was dispelled when the curtain came down on his Symphony in C. Here is a classic ballet that will go down in history as the finest example of this thrilling art form.”
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
2022/23 Season Highlights
Immerse yourself in the joy of dance with our 22/23 Season Highlights below, or follow MCB on Spotify.
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