“Mr. Ratmansky’s boldest and most beautiful masterstroke,” says The New York Times’ Alastair Macauley on the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss. Read more of the glowing and enthusiastic review in the following article here.
“Alexei Ratmansky, the formidable Russian dance artist who is resident choreographer at American Ballet Theatre, is creating his version of “The Fairy’s Kiss” for Miami City Ballet, his second commission for the Miami troupe.”
The New York Times previews Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss” – premiering this weekend at the Adrienne Arsht Center. “While Ratmansky draws from the classical canon, he also shapes the movement with his own accent, with the aim of telling the story with greater immediacy.”
MCB’s spring tour to New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis was just named one of Pointe magazine’s Standout Performances of 2016. Starting with its Lincoln Center debut, with performances that Alastair Macauley of The New York Times said “placed this troupe at the forefront of all those dancing choreography by George Balanchine today,” the Company continued to garner critical acclaim and audience praise in Chicago’s Harris Theater and Northrop in Minneapolis.
Photo: Miami City Ballet dancers in Heatscape. Choreography by Justin Peck. Photo © Gene Schiavone.
MCB principal dancer Renato Penteado won the title of Best Male Performance in Dance Magazine’s “Best of 2016” feature. The magazine’s editors and writers nominated the best dancers and performances that they saw in 2016, and readers got to vote on the winners. This honor is a well-deserved accolade for the 17-year veteran of the company whose featured roles in 2016 included Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the lead in La Source, and also impressing New York audiences during MCB’s Lincoln Center debut in April.
Photo: Renato Penteado in La Source. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Daniel Azoulay.
Legendary ballerina Patricia McBride will be the guest artist featured in Miami City Ballet’s first Open Barre of the season on Nov. 16-17.
On Sunday, August 28, Miami City Ballet will hold auditions at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach for boys and girls from Palm Beach and Broward Counties who want to participate in the South Florida company’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
On Sunday, September 11, Miami City Ballet will hold auditions at Artis-Naples for boys and girls in Naples and the surrounding area who want to participate in the South Florida company’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
Nominees for the New York Dance and Performance Awards, known as the Bessies, were announced on Wednesday evening.
The awards, the dance world’s equivalent of the Tonys, will be presented on Oct. 18 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House — a change for the ceremony, which has taken place at the Apollo Theater for the last five years.
Miami City Ballet is celebrating National Dance Day on Saturday, July 30, with a dance party in Collins Park followed by an Open House across the street at MCB Studios to showcase MCB School programs.
Free and open to the public, the event is part of an annual celebration launched in 2010 by the Dizzy Feet Foundation and made popular by the hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” The tradition has since been carried out in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., so MCB is excited to lead the charge in inviting the community to its first-ever celebration in Miami Beach. The event will increase awareness for MCB and Dizzy Feet’s shared mission to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity.
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, adds to its roster of esteemed faculty members by welcoming Kathryn Moriarty, who begins her tenure by teaching at the MCB Summer Intensive that began on June 20. Moriarty will serve as principal faculty for Levels IV and V in the Student Division beginning in September.
Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School are pleased to announce that Arantxa Ochoa will join the School as its new Director of Faculty and Curriculum. Her appointment comes after three years of steady growth and expansion of the School under the leadership of MCB Artistic Director and MCB School Chairman Lourdes Lopez and Darleen Callaghan, who remains as Director of School Administration.