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.
El programa que abrió la temporada del 30 aniversario del Miami City Ballet (MCB) la noche del viernes en el Arsht Center, en downtown Miami, presentó tres conocidas obras de repertorio: el abreviado Swan Lake, de George Balanchine, el atractivo Viscera, de Liam Scarlett y el divertido Fancy Free, de Jerome Robbins.
El grupo, bajo la dirección de Lourdes López, incluyó también, fuera de programa y por única vez, el encantador Garland Dance de The Sleeping Beauty a cargo de bailarines profesionales y estudiantes de la escuela de la compañía.
There was something for everyone, plus a flowery surprise, at Miami City Ballet’s 30th season opening performance Friday night. From the classic romanticism of George Balanchine’s condensed version of Swan Lake, to the contemporary geometric fireworks of Viscera, to the wonderfully witty theater of Fancy Free, the program at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House offered a satisfyingly rich array of dance entertainment.
Set on the sands of Miami Beach’s scenic shoreline, Miami City Ballet will present its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, January 23, 2016 celebrating three decades of artistic leadership and community impact, and featuring elements of the company’s highly anticipated, all-new production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
by Olga Connor
Con una nota muy positiva Lourdes López declara su alegría al ser la directora de una compañía que más que perdurar ha sido extremadamente exitosa, y es ahora en su trigésimo aniversario, una de las 10 mejores de Estados Unidos, el Miami City Ballet.
Miami City Ballet has endured hurricanes and precarious finances. It has basked in triumphs at home and in New York and Paris. And in a city often known for discarding its past, it has not only lasted 30 years, but triumphed.