Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony are collaborating for the first time, for an April 20 symphony performance that will feature the premiere of a new pas de deux by an up-and-coming New York City Ballet choreographer…read more
Miami City Ballet principal Patricia Delgado seems to seems to glow softly from within, radiating warmth and charm onstage. Add to that her crisp, refined technique, and the result is a performer who’s captivating in everything from classical full-length ballets to the George Balanchine works that form the backbone of MCB’s repertoire…read more.
In April 2012, Lourdes Lopez was named artistic director of Miami City Ballet and was scheduled to begin this May.
Dancer Rebecca Kings tells Dance Spirit Magazine the worst advice she had ever received…read more.
Casting for Ballet for Young People at the Adrienne Arsht Center is now available.
Program III of the Miami City Ballet at the Broward Center was a fast moving feast for the eyes. The company opened with La Valse, a Balanchine revival with music by Ravel played beautifully by a live orchestra. Dressed in pale chocolate and pink, the women’s tutu’s sailed with them as the lifted their skirts, turned and leapt. Three couples: Zoe Zien and Shimon Ito, Nathalia Arja and Didier Bramaz and Jeanette Delgado and Renan Cerdeiro were elegant with excellent partnering.
The last ballet and the main attraction for this program is Alexi Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances’ entry into the standard repertory of Miami City Ballet. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Ratmansky seemed unwilling to label this ballet as one that mainly tells a story. Well, there might be a lot of truth in that, but when one first sees this gripping work, the narrative is where one’s focus lies…read more
Part Two features dancers Jeanette Delgado and Nathalia Arja talking about Ratmansky’s artistic process and what makes him such an exceptional choreographer…watch video
Casting for performances of Program III: The Masters at the Adrienne Arsht Center is now availalbe.
Anyone who feared that Miami City Ballet’s new artistic director Lourdes Lopez would transform the company beyond recognition will be consoled by her choices for the 2013-14 season. Half of the 10 ballets in the lineup, the first Lopez has programmed for the company, were choreographed by George Balanchine, whose work forms the bedrock of the troupe’s repertory.
Dancers Jeanette Delgado and Nathalia Arja break down Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances in Part One of this video interivew…watch now