Last season MCB revamped the Balanchine classic. Gone was the phone-it-in first Act. The new sets and costumes by Ruben and Isabel Toledo were not only gorgeous, they multiplied the references to the Hoffmann short story, deepening the ballet.
Glamor, drama, and suspense. Program Two: I’m Old Fashioned includes four sensational ballets by visionary choreographers.
Three thrilling, inventive ballets featuring iconic music and radiating super-human charisma and adventure.
Single tickets have just been released for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Get your tickets early and enjoy the best available seats!
Location courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
Photo © Karolina Kuras
This transformational support — $3 million over five years — will be used to further strengthen the Miami City Ballet’s cultural relevance in Miami by supporting a new administrative and leadership infrastructure emphasizing experimentation, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This Nutcracker builds on Balanchine’s choreography and has a huge cast. The Miami City Ballet is bringing its full company of 52 dancers, plus seven pre-professional and three student dancers, Miami City Ballet Executive Director Tania Castroverde Moskalenko said. In addition, there are nearly 60 local student dancers (some still in elementary school) from the Colburn School and the Gabriela Foundation’s everybody dance! program, as well as performers from the Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
“If the evening’s three pieces share anything in common, it is the intense difficulty and pin-point precision required of the dancers. And they really deliver. ”
“The opening gala began with “Serenade,” Balanchine’s windswept embodiment of Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade in C Major for String Orchestra,” …Miami City Ballet did the honors impressively, with Simone Messmer being carried off for the elegiac ending of the 4-part suite keenly framed by the center’s intimate space.”
“Miami City Ballet proved that it belongs in the festival. An offshoot of City Ballet, the Miami company understands what Balanchine discovered and taught: how exactitude needn’t sacrifice warmth; how even in Romanticism, rhythmic accuracy allows momentum to build.”