MCB Announces 2015-16 U.S.Touring Engagements

Performances Scheduled at Major Festivals and Theaters in New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis

MIAMI BEACH, FL – (July 30, 2015) – Miami City Ballet is pleased to announce several national touring engagements, with performances scheduled for New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary than by sharing these marvelous dancers with our audiences and lifelong fans across the nation,” said MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. “We are so excited to be back on the road bringing to New York, Chicago and Minneapolis audiences the vitality, energy and diversity that MCB is known for.”

MCB will give three performances at the 9th annual Chicago Dancing Festival, beginning with George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante on August 27 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park. This event is free to the public, but requires ticket reservations available at 312.334.7777 or harristheaterchicago.org.

MCB will also perform Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields on August 29 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This event is also free to the public, no tickets are required. Pavilion seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with a video screen projecting the program for lawn patrons.

In addition, the company appears as part of the Chicago Dancing Festival Gala on August 28 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Theatre. For information on all these performances, as well as the complete festival lineup, call 773.609.2335 or visit harristheaterchicago.org.

Miami City Ballet will open New York City Center’s internationally acclaimed Fall for Dance festival performing George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante on September 30 and October 1. The festival, now in its 12th year, features 20 works over five programs, and runs through October 11. Tickets may be reserved through City Tix at 202.581.1212 or at nycitycenter.org.

In the spring, MCB continues with appearances in Minneapolis and Chicago. First, at the University of Minnesota – Northrop on April 27, performing George Balanchine’s Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements and Justin Peck’s critically hailed Heatscape, a new work commissioned by MCB in 2014 and inspired by Miami’s flourishing artistic identity. Tickets and more information are available at northrop.umn.edu/events.

The company then returns to Chicago for more performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on April 29 and 30. The first program features George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements, and two MCB commissions from acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances and Liam Scarlett’s Viscera. The final program includes George Balanchine’s Serenade and Bourrée Fantasque, and closes with Justin Peck’s Heatscape. Tickets available at 312.334.7777 or harristheaterchicago.org.