Letter To My Teenage Self

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.

Miami City Ballet Storms The Broward Center

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.

Following In The Master’s Footsteps

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

New Season Cautiously Takes Miami City Ballet Into The Future

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.

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