Edward Villella will step down as artistic director of Miami City Ballet at the end of the 2012-13 season. The former New York City Ballet star has headed the company since its founding 26 years ago…
Like some of the most iconic figures in sports and performing arts history before him, Edward Villella, founder and director of Miami City Ballet, announced Thursday that he was leaving the company just as it had reached the pinnacle of success in its more than quarter century of existence…
(Miami Beach, FL: Sept. 23, 2011): Ron Esserman, Interim President of Miami City Ballet’s Board of Trustees announced today that Edward Villella, the company’s founding and current Artistic Director, will be departing at the end of the 2012-2013 season, twenty-nine years after his first discussions about creating a classical ballet company in Miami. Villella is leaving to continue his professional life.Esserman states: ‘As we all know, Edward has had an extraordinary success. From its modest beginnings
Best BetsMiami City Ballet: The company has commissioned its first new work in three years, a still untitled world premiere from rising young British choreographer Liam Scarlett. Jan. 6-8 at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Jan. 27-29 at the Kravis Center.
By Lewis Mike EidsonSpecial to The Miami HeraldMiami is in the midst of a cultural awakening. What started in 2002 with the arrival of Art Basel Miami Beach and continued with the construction of the Adrienne Arsht Center and New World Symphony’s new home, is now culminating with the development of Miami Art Museum and Miami Science Museum in downtown’s Museum Park.When the science museum is completed, Miami will have lured the world’s largest art fair, and built four world-class arts and science institutions in a 12-year span
In this video interview, Artistic Director Edward Villella describes his career path and artistic philosophy.
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…
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.
Miami City Ballet’s Young Professionals GroupFriday, September 23, beginning at 8:30pm.Performing Arts Exchange337 S.W. 8th Street
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 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.
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