Ballet BC Miami City Ballet’s Balanchine

It must be a bit hard being the new kid in town, but Vancouver gave Miami City Ballet a warm welcome on the opening night of Balanchine.The evening, presented by Ballet BC, was an opportunity to not just witness renowned international talent, but also for audiences to experience the awe-inspiring choreography by the Russian-born “father of American ballet” himself, George Balanchine. Though Balanchine passed away in 1983, his work has continued to be produced in his legacy.

What is most exciting about Miami City Ballet’s package of Balanchine is that audiences have an opportunity here to see some exquisite and, in some cases, exclusive performances. The opening act of the evening, “Ballo della Regina”, is owned by Merrill Ashley, the ballerina that Balanchine choreographed this for personally. Luckily for Miami City and their audiences, Ashley has granted exclusive rights to this piece for them.

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Miami City Ballet brings timeless works to Vancouver

In her curtain speech at Ballet BC’s season-opening program last fall, artistic director Emily Molnar addressed the company’s historic upcoming presentation of Miami City Ballet. Molnar underlined the connection between Ballet BC’s identity as a 21st-century contemporary ballet company, and the game changing work of 20th-century choreographic genius George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, who changed the art form forever by stripping it down to its essentials.

Miami City Ballet is one of a handful of ballet companies in the United States founded or directed by a former Balanchine dancer, and which as part of its core mandate dances his ballets regularly, thus ensuring that they are part of our shared cultural legacy.

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A Contemporary Take on the Classic Carmen

A high-intensity drama about spirited Spaniards seems like such a good fit for Miami City Ballet, you’d think company artistic director Lourdes Lopez ran out looking for Carmen. But in a way it was Carmen that came to her.

As the centerpiece of MCB’s third program of the season, this story ballet by contemporary British choreographer Richard Alston has all the elements to give it prominence in the troupe’s repertoire. And, luckily for the choreographer, MCB has the craft and personalities from corps to principals — with force, speed, flair — to offer Carmen interpretive luxury in its first artistic home in America.

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Miami City Ballet 2015 Gala

Miami City Ballet presented its 2015 Gala with a fusion of art, dance and music at Wynwood’s Soho Studios. Inspired by the historic collaboration between famed choreographer Justin Peck and street artist Shepard Fairey, each moved by the art of Wynwood Walls in the creation of this season’s original Heatscape piece, the event was chaired by Ana and Robert Barlick.

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Miami City Ballet estreia novo espetáculo

A companhia de dança Miami City Ballet, uma das principais do sul da Flórida, estreia na próxima sexta-feira (13), em curta temporada no Adrienne Arsht Center, em Downtown Miami, novo espetáculo.

Passion and Grace leva ao público três histórias executadas por seu competente elenco de bailarinos. A primeira delas é Carmen, na montagem criada pelo coreógrafo Richard Alston e aclamada pela crítica. Este trecho do espetáculo é repleto de danças em estilo flamenco e é descrito pelo Miami City Ballet como uma “versão modernizada do clássico, marcada por paixão e traição”.

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Miami City Ballet to present ‘Carmen’

Miami City Ballet dancer Jeanette Delgado is not someone you’d tend to overlook, but she’s taking no chances on this steamy August afternoon. She steps challengingly to the front of the company’s studios — then stomps in defiance, planting her hands on out-thrust hips; inviting, no, demanding that we pay attention.

“This is when you go hello Miami!” smiles choreographer Richard Alston.

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Showcasing the Genius of Balanchine: Interview with Miami City Ballet

Dance lovers! Miami City Ballet is coming to town for the first time ever! Presented by Ballet BC, the renowned company will grace the QE stage for four performances only on February 19 to 21.

We’ve got a great interview with Miami City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez. Lopez brings a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching and arts management.

As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She co-founded Morphoses with Christopher Wheeldon in 2007 — a New York-based dance company aiming to revitalize dance through innovative collaborations with important artists from the worlds of music, visual arts, design, film and fashion; and by inviting younger and broader audiences to engage in and actively experience dance.

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Ballet BC presents Miami City Ballet Balanchine

For the first time in the company’s history, Ballet BC presents Miami City Ballet in a program of George Balanchine’s revolutionary choreography at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Performed by Miami City Ballet, one of America’s finest Balanchine interpreters, Balanchine is a triple bill of acclaimed George Balanchine works: Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements, and Ballo della Regina.

In an evening that displays Balanchine’s inspiring marriage of ground-breaking ballet with classical music, each piece is choreographed in dynamic relation to some of the world’s most celebrated scores.

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Miami City Ballet excels in three world-class ballets

From Stravinsky to Sinatra, Miami City Ballet’s Hear the Dance has everything for a memorable night of great theater.

Three world-class ballets burst on to the Kravis Center’s Dreyfoos Hall stage Friday night demonstrating the tasteful bravura and vast technical prowess contained in this jewel of South Florida’s cultural crown.

At the helm of this jewel sits Miami’s own, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. Since taking the reins in 2012, she has compiled and nurtured a new crop of virtuosic dancers who can deliver artistically technical performances worthy of these esteemed choreographers’ visions.

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Gala Gal – Ana Codina Barlick Miami City Ballet Gala heads to Wynwood

Miami City Ballet presents its 2015 Gala with a fusion of art, dance and music at Wynwood’s Soho Studios.

Chaired by Ana and Robert Barlick, the highly anticipated event will feature a one-night only, unique video art installation combining classical ballet with the street art that makes Wynwood such a uniquely Miami locale.

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Miami City Ballet Teases Gala and Performance with Street-Chic Video by Justin Peck

Miami City Ballet Director Lordes Lopez has injected new life into MCB. Evidenced by this year’s performance for Program IV, which includes a piece of art by Shepard Fairey. Ahead of that performance, called Heatscape, an amazing video by Justin Peck of the MCB dancers has been released ahead of a movie about the dance world superstar to be released in theaters on February 6th.

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Dance Evolution

Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez came to Miami City Ballet in 2012 with the plan of pushing the company into the future. So when the opportunity arose last year to invite New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer Justin Peck to create a work for MCB, her immediate response was a resounding “Yes!”

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