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.

MCB Blog: Jeanette Delgado Dishes On Liam Scarlett!

When the young choreographer of London’s The Royal Ballet, Liam Scarlett, arrived at our Miami Beach studios to choreograph his first work for MCB last season, he was warmly welcomed by the smiling face of Principal Jeanette Delgado…read more

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