It’s exactly 30 years since Edward Villella, America’s greatest male classical dancer, founded Miami City Ballet. At the start it was a small, modestly funded company in a city hardly known for its appreciation of ballet. Today it’s one of America’s leading companies: together with San Francisco, Pacific Northwest and Boston—Houston, some would say—it ranks in artistic success and national recognition right behind The Big Two: New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. In other words, it’s a miracle.
MIAMI CITY BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER
WITH PERFORMANCES IN MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE, NAPLES and WEST PALM BEACH
30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON INTRODUCES “NUTCRACKER SWEET SEATS”
FOR THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE
MIAMI BEACH, FL – (November 25, 2015) – Miami City Ballet’s 30th anniversary production of the holiday spectacular, George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM returns in December to all four of MCB’s home venues.
This presentation of George Balanchine’s holiday classic – one of the few in the nation – has become a beloved tradition throughout South Florida, and is the perfect holiday treat for the entire family, featuring a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. This lavish production includes magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes and a blizzard of snow – all performed to the magical music of Tchaikovsky.
ALL NEW – NUTCRACKER SWEET SEATS!
Sweet Seats are a brand-new part of Miami City Ballet’s dazzling 30th Anniversary Nutcracker, an exclusive package for the ultimate holiday experience, including premium seating, commemorative program book with dancer signature, exclusive photo opportunities with the Miami City Ballet dancers, and more festive family fun!
Sweet Seats are available for select performances at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets and more information can be found at miamicityballet.org or by calling 305.929.7010 / 800.929.7010 toll-free.
NUTCRACKER MAGIC CHILDREN’S GALA
And ring in the holiday season with Nutcracker Magic, a fun-filled children’s gala for the entire family taking place December 19th at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, and December 28th at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. For information and sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.929.7000 x1506.
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet and one of the most respected ballet training academies in America, will hold auditions for its prestigious MCB Summer Intensive. The National Audition Tour, sponsored by Freed of London, will kick off on Saturday, January 9 at two locations – Atlanta and Indianapolis – and continue to 15 additional cities across the United States until its conclusion on February 6.
Miami City Ballet will make its debut at New York’s Lincoln Center next April, capping off its 30th anniversary season by performing in one of the most storied and important theaters in the world.
The shows were announced Tuesday by the Joyce Theater Foundation, which will present MCB at the David H. Koch Theater, home to the New York City Ballet.
“It’s a landmark season, and to go to New York and celebrate this great company with New York audiences is a confluence of events one could only dream about,” MCB executive director Michael Scolamiero said Tuesday.
Miami City Ballet will give a season in New York for the first time since 2009. Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo team up for a program of contemporary ballet pieces with the pianist Bruce Levingston. These are some of the highlights of the Joyce Theater’s offerings for its spring and summer season, announced on Tuesday, which also includes the tap ensemble Dorrance Dance, the Stephen Petronio Company, Pennsylvania Ballet and a Cuba Festival.
It’s only fitting that the Miami City Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Gala be held on the (actual) shores of South Beach. After all, that’s the city where the company has grown to become one of the most prestigious troupes its kind in the world. Inspired by the forest setting of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the black-tie affair will begin with sunset cocktails, followed by dinner in a tent with views of the ocean.
“… Outreach initiatives related to diversity are in place at companies outside of New York. Miami City Ballet, for example, offers Ballet Beyond Borders, a program that helps subsidize tuition, travel and housing for dancers from Central and South America; and Ballet Bus, a new scholarship program for students, 90 percent of whom are living at or below the poverty line.”
It is an event to attend a Miami City Ballet (MCB) performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center. As the flagship dance institution in Miami, MCB delivers what is needed to entice, activate and excite an audience, which encompasses a flurry of diverse and eclectic people, from the socially conscious to the youthful dance student.