Miami City Ballet Plies And Parlez En Route To Paris

In a humorous video, Miami City Ballet dancers drummed up excitement for their July trip to perform in ParisThey can tendu, but can they parlez-vous? As Miami City Ballet prepares to leave for its debut season in Paris July 6 to 23, company members Rebecca King and Callie Manning put down their toe shoes and picked up a video camera to survey their fellow dancers’ efforts to learn le francais. The tongue-in-cheek results, posted in a video on the troupe’s website, should captivate all but the kind of snooty cultural purists who gave French fries a bad name. Handsome lead dancer Yann Trividic (who actually is French), beret tilted almost down to his dangling cigarette, hoisting a glass of wine, grades their efforts with the kind of effortlessly loutish

Help Us Win $5,000 From American Express!

Help Miami City Ballet win $5,000 from American Express! Monday, June 20-Friday, June 24, vote for Miami City Ballet as many times as you’d like. Support like yours is critical to all the on stage and behind-the-scenes activities that make each performance so inspiring.Click here to visit the American Express Members Project Page and vote now…and later…as many times as you want!Voting is easy!Visit the American Express Members Project Page.’Miami’ must be listed as your

Booksmart Ballerina: Kew Gardens’ Jennifer Kronenberg Pens Book

An evening at the ballet is a fascinating event; the lights go dim, the harmonious sound of the orchestra fills the theater, and the plush velvet curtain slowly rises on what seems to be a magical scene…, writes stunning prima ballerina, Jennifer Kronenberg, in her new book for aspiring dancers, So, You Want To Be A Ballet Dancer. A sea of beautiful, porcelain-perfect ballerinas whirl and twirl…skimming effortlessly across the stage, changing seamlessly from one formation to another. It can be almost hypnotizing, the way they move through space to the music, in unison, as smooth and lovely as a beautiful dream.The Kindle Edition of So, You want To Be A Ballet Dancer was released on May 1 on It contains chock-full of tips and advice for aspiring dancers and their parents, and includes a personal account of the ballerina’s rocky journey to fame.

Stay Fit This Summer With Open Ballet And Jazz Classes

Summer 2011 Open Classes:BalletJazzFor further information call 305.929.7007 or e-mail Ballettaught by Kris Kramer and Kyra HomeresMondays (Beginner):6:30 – 8 p.m.Tuesdays (Intermediate/Advanced):6:30 – 8 p.m.Wednesdays (Beginner):6:30 – 8 p.m.Thursdays (Intermediate/Advanced):6:30 – 8 p.m.Jazztaught by Richard Amaro & Rafi Maldonado-LopezMondays:6:30 – 8 p.m.Wednesdays:6:30 – 8 p.m.Class levels will be based on student ability.All individual classes are $20.00 or you can purchase a card of ten classes for $150.00.No registration required.Any loose-fitting attire can be worn. Proper shoes should be worn.Classes are held at Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach). Metered parking is available throughout the area.

Ratmansky’s Odd Man Out

Spending the last two weeks dancing for Alexei Ratmansky has been an absolute joy. The first movement of his new 35-minute ballet, Symphonic Dances–with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff–is finished. Even though it lasts only about 10 minutes, a number of events happen. The plot, however, is still unclear, even to Alexei himself. He is leaving it up for interpretation…

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