Amid a repertoire that is heavily 20th and 21st century, Miami City Ballet pulls itself back to a classic each season to show it has the same goods the iconic companies of the Western World boast.Some years the result is admirable. This year it was stunning.
MIAMI CITY BALLET PRESENTS PROGRAM IV: THE FULL-LENGTH PRODUCTION OF COPPÉLIA WHO:
27th SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:SYMPHONIC DANCES:AN ELECTRIFYING NEW WORK FROM ALEXEI RATMANSKY.A WORLD PREMIERE FROM BRITAIN’S LIAM SCARLETT.THE RETURN OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S APOLLO AND SIR FREDERICK ASHTON’S LES PATINUERS (The Skating Party).THE SYMPHONIC POWER OF THE OPUS ONE ORCHESTRA.Miami Beach, FL (Mar. 8, 2012):
This Saturday night the best things in life are free in South Beach: Come down, sit back, relax, and enjoy a FREE outdoor full-size screening of the critically-acclaimed, one hour PBS Great Performances special: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp, this Saturday evening, March 10, 2012 under the stars at Miami Beach SoundScape, 17th St. and Washington Ave. (on the wall of the New World Center.) Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp begins at 8:30 pm and ends shortly after 9:30 pm.
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Miami City Ballet will perform new works by two of the world’s most innovative and sought-after choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Liam Scarlett, during its 2012-2013 season, the company’s last under the leadership of longtime artistic director Edward Villella.MCB announced next season’s programming at a gala Thursday night, with new subscriptions and renewals available beginning Monday…
Miami City Ballet 2012-2013 Season of Dance The 2012-2013 season will be highlighted by two important premieres: (1) Alexei Ratmansky, today’s most highly acclaimed classical choreographer, has created SYMPHONIC DANCES to Rachmaninoff’s final great score. It joins our repertory season next February , after a one-time-only preview, in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra, at our Gala this Thursday, March 1. (2) Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s young prodigy of a choreographer, returns to us with another World Premiere ballet (as yet unnamed) following the triumphant World Premiere this year of his blazing VISCERA. Also returning to the repertory, after long absences, are works by the two leading choreographers of the 20th century: George Balanchine and Frederick Ashton. Balanchine’s APOLLO, from 1928, with its ravishing Stravinsky score and Ashton’s LES PATINEURS, also called THE SKATING PARTY, with all the charm and nostalgia it’s been celebrated for since it was first seen in 1937.Rounding out next season will be many of our audience favorites, including Jerome Robbins’ hour-long piano ballet DANCES AT A GATHERING; Balanchine’s dark, turbulent LA VALSE, his Mozartian DIVERTIMENTO No. 15 and his rowdy SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE, from the hit Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical ON YOUR TOES. And, in a very different mood, Paul Taylor’s tango ballet PIAZZOLLA CALDERA. All subscribers also have the first opportunity to purchase discount tickets to George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER
Tickets go on sale Monday for Miami City Ballet’s 2012-2013 season, which will bring back Symphonic Dances, the work by renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky set to Rachmaninoff’s final score that received its world premiere from MCB last week. It will be the focus of Program III in March 2013.Another highlight is a new dance commissioned from Liam Scarlett, whose intense, slashing Viscera made such an impression in its MCB world premiere in January. The young Royal Ballet choreographer’s still untitled work will debut on Program II, which opens Jan. 11.The rest of the season, which opens Oct. 19 at Miami’s Arsht Center and closes April 28 at the West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center, consists of existing repertoire, some of which the company hasn’t danced in years. That includes Balanchine’s glorious, witty ode to classical dance, Apollo; his Duo Concertant, in which a couple interact with a pianist and violinist onstage; and his darkly seductive La Valse.Other highlights should be Jerome Robbins’ elegiac Dances at a Gathering; Paul Taylor’s sexy, riveting Piazzolla Caldera, to music by tango master Astor Piazzolla; and Les Patineurs ( The Skating Party), a nostalgic postcard by the great British choreographer Frederick Ashton.The full schedule and subscriptions ($69-$635) are available at www.miamicityballet.org, 305-929-7010 or 877-929-7010.
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A coproduction between one of the world’s greatest orchestras and ballet companies is an adventure for any city and for Miami quite a coup.Offering Dvor
Three of the world’s most influential artistic sensations: Miami City Ballet, under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella; in collaboration with the highly esteemed The Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of Franz Welser-M
There is a whole lot going on in Miami City Ballet’s world premiere performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center.First, there are the big artistic guns involved. Ratmansky, the Russian former director of the Bolshoi Ballet and current resident choreographer of American Ballet Theater, is the most famous and in-demand ballet choreographer in the world. A new Ratmansky ballet is an event in the dance world, and for Miami City Ballet to commission one