Pbs’ Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp

WNET/Thirteen, New York’s PBS station, puts the spotlight on one of America’s finest dance companies, Miami’s own Miami City Ballet in the new television program Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp.The screenings will take place at the Miami City Ballet Studios, located at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center…

The New Season

MIAMI CITY BALLET Like many a ballet honcho Miami’s founding artistic director, Edward Villella, tends to stick to a blockbuster roster: Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, et al. This year he’s added an intriguing addition: a premiere, in January, by the Royal Ballet’s Liam Scarlett, in his debut for an American company. Oct. 21-April 15. (877) 929-7010, miamicityballet.org.

Naples Nutcracker Auditions This Weekend!

Naples Philharmonic Performances Audition: Saturday, September 17, 20119:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (see specific times below)Approximate ages: 8-16 years old Location: Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts (5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples)Performance dates: November 26-27, 2011Audition times:Height* Age Registration Time Audition Time4′-4’5 8-10 9:45-10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (age 8 as of Nov. 26, 2011)4’5-4’11 10-12 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:15-1:30 p.m.4’11-5’3 12-16 1:00-1:30 p.m. 1:45-3:00 p.m.*attend the session according to closest height of dancer rather than age Girls’ Attire: Solid color leotard (black preferred), pink tights, ballet slippers (pointe shoes for girls currently working on pointe). Hair must be in a secure bun; short hair should be pinned back. No jewelry, skirts or leg warmers.Boys’ Attire: Black tights, white T-shirt, ballet slippers. *All students must register one half hour before their audition time. Registration must be complete (including parent signature) before auditioning. Only Miami City Ballet staff and auditioning children are allowed in the studio. Registration form must be completed (including a parent signature) before auditioning. Only Miami City Ballet staff and auditioning children are allowed in the audition.

Miami City Ballet To Present Free Screenings Of Its Upcoming Pbs Special

Miami City Ballet will present two free preview screenings of the upcoming PBS special Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp at the company’s Miami Beach studios. The film presentation on October 2 opens the company’s Open Barre Dance Series. Great Performances is public television’s award-winning, flagship performing arts series.

Calendar Alert: MCB’s Open Barre Dance Series — 2 Free Screenings Of Pbs Special “Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine And Tharp”

TWO FREE PREVIEW SCREENINGS OF THE PBS NATIONAL TELEVISION SPECIAL: ‘GREAT PERFORMANCES: MIAMI CITY BALLET DANCES BALANCHINE & THARP’SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 4PM AND 7PM.WHO: Miami City Ballet (MCB)WHAT: Open Barre Dance Series presents: ‘Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp’WNET/THIRTEEN, New York’s PBS station, puts the spotlight on one of America’s finest dance companies, Miami’s own MIAMI CITY BALLET, in the new television program Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp. This program

Birthday Bash For Ballet Legend Edward Villella!

Miami City Ballet dancers, staff, supporters and friends celebrate the 75th birthday of legendary Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella with cocktails, dinner, dancing and a pre-screening of the company’s upcoming National PBS special.SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 2011MIAMI BEACH (Sept. 12, 2011)

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