Re-imagining Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2016)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Balanchine / Mendelssohn
Program Four closes the 2018/19 season with the first return of one of Miami City Ballet’s most extraordinary productions, the reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine’s cherished full-length ballet based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love and magic, reality and illusion. The audience is transported to the ocean floor – a perspective that’s uniquely Floridian – through the creative collaboration of two internationally acclaimed artists: Michele Oka Doner, with her ravishing costumes and sets, and Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney’s dramatic direction. With its live Mendelssohn music (including the immortal Wedding March) and its fairytale cast that features 24 children, six vocalists, and the breathtaking Miami City Ballet dancers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dazzling spectacle for families and audiences of all ages.
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Michele Oka Doner