Video:Miami Heat Players In Tights?

No, don’t expect to see the Heat players in tights. However, they are teaming up with a couple of ballerinas. Miami Heat superstars Dwayne Wade and Lebron James are set to star in a new promotional campaign for the Miami City Ballet. The campaign will center around the 25th anniversary of the Miami Heat and Miami City Ballet. It will also draw parallels between basketball and ballet…read more

Miami City Ballet Presents Commissioned Work

Miami City Ballet, Florida’s internationally acclaimed company, will present the repertory premiere of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, a work commissioned by the company. The ballet will first be performed on February 22-24 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach before continuing on to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on March 1-3 and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on March 8-10…read more

Lopez Reveals Plans For Miami Ballet, Its Audience

By JENNIFER KAYAssociated PressMIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Lourdes Lopez had heard the rumors about Miami City Ballet, that it was a failing institution in a city she remembered as a cultural wasteland she needed to leave 40 years ago to pursue a career in dance.She didn’t recognize the Miami that welcomed her in September when she took over as artistic director. The dancers were part of a vibrant arts scene, and the financial struggles that threatened the company’s survival were resolved.”I think there’s support, interest and desire here,” Lopez said Thursday.The plans she laid out for the company’s 2013-14 season, its school and a partnership with Morphoses, the New York dance company she co-founded in 2007, build on that support while challenging the dancers and their audience to stretch their conceptions of ballet…

Miami City Ballet’s New Artistic Director Reveals Plans To Challenge Both Dancers And Audience

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. , Lourdes Lopez says she had heard the rumors about Miami City Ballet, that it was a failing institution in a cultural wasteland.But she says neither turned out to be true. The dance company’s new artistic director said Thursday that she’s found a vibrant arts scene and support for her ambitious plans.Lopez’s program for the ballet’s 2013-14 season challenges the dancers and their audience with new choreographers. She’s also planning to create a new curriculum for the company’s dance school to include dance and music history, not just dance instruction…

An Update From Miami

Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, discusses Miami City Ballet’s recent turnaround. …read more

Ballet And Basketball

The Miami HEAT has teamed up with the Miami City Ballet to celebrate 25 years of basketball and ballet.

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