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A program for lovers of modern and contemporary dance, featuring two seminal works by masters of the genre and two commissions from notable choreographers working in the art form today.
“Astonishingly powerful” – Artburst Miami
“Pocas veces tenemos la oportunidad de sentirnos verdaderamente conmovidos ante la grandeza” – El Nuevo Herald
“Miami City Ballet shone in their ability to perform a range of modern and contemporary works.” – Palm Beach Daily News
Diversion of Angels*
Miami City Ballet premieres its first-ever ballet by Martha Graham, the great pioneer of American modern dance. With her signature style, Graham revolutionized how dancers could move their bodies to convey human emotion. In Diversion of Angels, three couples express three aspects of love: flirtatious young love, romantic love, mature love. How beautiful and enthralling they all can be!
Norman Della Joio
The Moor’s Pavane
To help celebrate the José Limón Dance Company’s 75th Anniversary, MCB performs his haunting ballet of jealousy, passion, and tragedy based on Othello. To the ravishing music of Henry Purcell, Shakespeare’s four central characters play out their fate in this world-famous stately yet searing drama.
World Premiere: Petrichor
In his first ballet for MCB, the internationally esteemed Pontus Lidberg uses Philip Glass’s hypnotic Violin Concerto in his latest innovative exploration of how dance, technology, and film can combine into an inspiring work of art.
World Premiere: Resplendent Fantasy
Amy Hall Garner’s second commission for MCB follows her digital premiere of ViVa (2021). A genre-mixing artist, Garner will again explore the interplay between ballet and modern dance in a piece that is wholly unique and stirring.
Amy Hall Garner
Oliver Davis, Jonathan Dove, Komitas
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.
Sun, March 5 at 1pm – Petrichor Costume Designer Andrea Spiridonakos and Violin Soloist, Mei Mei Luo in conversation with Gary Sheldon
Interview with Costume Designer Spiridonakou
Former MCB Soloist, fashion designer Andrea Spiridonakos is the creative force behind Spiridonakou the label behind the vibrant hand painted costumes for Petrichor in Modern Masters.
Modern Masters Music Playlist
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