Program Two: I’m Old Fashioned*

Featuring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

Robbins / Gould

Jan 10 – 26, 2020

Miami City Ballet is joined by two larger than life stars, Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth, dancing and gliding alongside Miami City Ballet dancers in Jerome Robbins’ stunning I’m Old Fashioned.

I’m Old Fashioned opens Hayworth and Astaire dancing a sparkling duet from the 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier. As they sail across a huge screen, the MCB dancers give new life to the original silver screen choreography as they interact with the film stars.

Balanchine famously called Fred Astaire ”the greatest dancer in the world”, and Astaire was reportedly honoured that Robbins had been inspired to create this work… From all sides, this delightful tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood is big, glamorous and simply irresistible!

“The greatest tribute he could have paid to Mr. Astaire… Mr. Robbins has given him a genuine Robbins ballet.” New York Times

Jerome Robbins
Morton Gould


Program also includes:

This Bitter Earth*

Wheeldon / Richter, Otis

Gorgeously haunting music by Max Richter is mixed with the spectacular vocals of Dinah Washington; this simple and powerful work will take your breath away.


Christopher Wheeldon
Max Richter, Clyde Otis


Tschaikovsky Pas De Deux

Balanchine / Tchaikovsky

Like a breath of fresh air, this beloved pas de deux never fails to delight.


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Pyotr Tchaikovsky


Symphonic Dances

Ratmansky / Rachmaninoff

A dramatic, fast-paced work by one of the world’s most sought-after, visionary choreographers.


Alexei Ratmansky
Sergei Rachmaninoff


*Company Premiere




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