Miami City Ballet’s season opens the evening of Oct. 18 at the Adrienne Arsht Center with Ballo della Regina, a technical feat of precision and speed, with lots of fast turns, hops on point and at times a combination of the two. The ballet, set to music from Verdi’s Don Carlo, is so difficult that it’s not widely performed because many companies don’t have the dancers to pull it off.
Balanchine created ‘Ballo della Regina’ for Merrill Ashley, and she taught it to MCB dancers for Friday’s season opener.
It is the morning of Monday, July 29, 2013, and the lobby of Miami City Ballet studios in South Beach is alive with the kind of electric energy only a roomful of dancers can generate.
Miami City Ballet comienza la temporado 2013-2014 este viernes 18, con un proyecto de cautro estrenos de importantes core
Casting for Program I: First Ventures at the Adrienne Arsht Center is now available. *Casting is subject to change.
South Florida doesn’t (yet) have a modern dance company on the same scale as its ballet company, Miami City Ballet, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the region to see some phenomenal contemporary dance.
Miami City Ballet is a Top 5 Pick of the 2013-2014 Season for Dance!
Ballet is important and significant, yes. But first of all, it is a pleasure.’ So said the late George Balanchine, often called ‘the father of American ballet.’
All eyes will be on the Miami City Ballet in more ways than one this month. Artistic Directo Lourdes Lopez will finally get to show audiences what she’s been working on since she took over this past fall.
In the dance world, all eyes will be on the Miami City Ballet.This is the debut season from artistic director Lourdes Lopez, who set tongues wagging last year when she was asked by MCB’s board to take over eight months earlier than previously scheduled, replacing company co-founder Edward Villella who was at the helm for 27 years. Lopez gamely finished out the season planned by Villella and triumphed with the wary dancers.
HOTTEST TICKET – This season, Miami City Ballet debuts anticipated company premieres from new Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.
As we count down the days to the opening of the 2013-2014 Season, dancers share their most memorable opening night experiences on our blog. First up, Principal dancer Jennifer Kronenberg.