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The Miami City Ballet dazzled last weekend at West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center in the debut of Program III: The Masters.The program opened with Maurice Ravel’s La Valse with choreography by George Balanchine. Set in a dark and mysterious ballroom, the entire corps circles the floor in an intoxicating, almost dizzying waltz. While the ballet is considered plotless, the soiree leads to the disturbing appearance of Death (Reynaris Reyes) who claims the life of a young woman (Tricia Albertson)…read more.
Miami Beach, FL (February 25, 2013): Miami City Ballet, hailed by The New York Times as ‘one of America’s most beloved dance companies’ proudly announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring four Company premieres by four of the world’s greatest ballet and contemporary dance choreographers. This exciting season of dance marks the debut season of Miami City Ballet’s new Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.
Casting for performances of Program III: The Masters at the Broward Center is now available.
When Lourdes Lopez arrived at Miami City Ballet last fall to become its new artistic director, she barely had time to sleep, much less think about what was next. ‘It was a terrifying September,’ Lopez says. ‘It’s a gulp moment
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
13-14 Season Highlights – Premiere Packed Programming! Song & Dance from the hit Broadway musical West Side StoryLike no other ballet performed on MCB’s stage, a work by Leading Spanish contemporary choreographer Nacho DuatoChristopher Wheeldon’s breakthrough contemporary workBalanchine masterpieces
Video featuring Soloist Jennifer Lauren, as she breaks down the delightful, yet tragic love story of George Balanchine’s The Steadfast Tin Solider…Watch here
Casting for performances of Program III: The Masters at the Kravis Center is now available.
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
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 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…