Miami City Ballet Makes Its National Tv Debut Friday On Pbs

In its 26-year history, Miami City Ballet has performed regularly in three South Florida counties, across the United States and even abroad. But on Friday night, the troupe will appear in a single show that could match the impact of all those hundreds of performances for hundreds of thousands of people.In its national television debut, on the PBS Arts Fall Festival, MCB could be seen by nearly a million people on a broadcast that spotlights a different aspect of Miami than fictitious serial killers and forensic investigators…

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Newsletter Your Email : Back Miami City Ballet Kicks Off New Season

Miami City Ballet experienced a triumph in Paris this past summer finding new devotees. It is great to share the company with the rest of the world, but even better to have them back where they belong.The season’s opening program presented no new works. This is particularly satisfying because it gives the locals the opportunity to see how far the company has grown since the last time these pieces were presented. Because they are masterpieces, it is impossible to fully grasp them with just a handful of viewings. The serious ballet goer will commonly find new elements in the choreography and a particular dancer’s interpretation can awaken one to never before noticed details. The less dedicated audience members will never be bored by this program because it offers such tremendous variety…

Miami City Ballet Opens 2011-2012 Season With Bright And Beautiful Program I

Miami City Ballet opened the season last night with a program of favorites that covered a wide range of modern and contemporary ballet choreography from classic Balanchine to sexy Jerome Robbins and from stately Christopher Wheeldon to sassy Twyla Tharp. The Friday night performance also revealed that the company’s greatest strength may also be its greatest weakness…

Miami City Ballet Winningly Showcases Diverse Styles In Season Opener

Miami City Ballet’s opening program of the season found the company in top form on Friday night at Miami’s Arsht Center. Following this summer’s highly successful performances in Paris and the recent announcement of founding artistic director Edward Villella’s retirement in 2013, this program summarized the high standards and versatility that have been the hallmark of MCB’s first quarter century. A literal cavalcade of diverse choreographic styles and aesthetics, the four short, contrasting works showcased the dancers’ ability to encompass a wide balletic spectrum…

Plugged In: Dance On Tv

Dance on TVWhile PBS has been beaming dance into living rooms through its Great Performances series since the 1970s, it debuts what it calls its PBS Arts Fall Festival this month. Every Friday evening at 9:00 p.m. beginning Oct. 14, a performing arts group from a region across the country is spotlighted. Kicking off the dance portion on Oct. 28 is Miami City Ballet, which recently returned from a smashingly successful three-week tour to Paris. The triple bill, directed by Matthew Diamond (who also directed the Paul Taylor documentary Dancemaker), is about as all-American as you can get. Jeanette Delgado and 2011 Dance Magazine ’25 to Watch’ Renan Cerdeiro lead Balanchine’s fiendishly difficult Square Dance. For more contemporary flavor, the company tackles Twyla Tharp’s athletic The Golden Section. Then the full company canters through all four movements of Balanchine’s Western Symphony, with no curtain coming down to save the dancers from the showstopping finale of pirouettes (corps member Rebecca King reported on her blog, www.tendusunderapalmtree.com, that the dancers had to film the turn sequence seven times

Miami City Ballet’s Edward Villella Celebrates Birthday

Ballet icon Edward Villella celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday by celebrating his company, Miami City Ballet, and its latest achievement, an hour-long feature on the PBS Arts Fall Festival (it may be public, but it’s still national TV

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