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It was quite a bet: a little-known ballet company from Florida touring Paris for three weeks in the middle of the summer. And yet Miami City Ballet is pulling off some of the most refreshing performances seen here in a while. With 14 ballets scheduled, it may be an unprecedented undertaking for the company’s founder and director, former Balanchine star Edward Villella, but this tight-knit troupe has coped, and the audience’s reaction to the unfamiliar repertoire has been rapturous…

Time’s Summer 60: Paris

Each year, Paris welcomes a world-class ballet company for an exclusive miniseason, and this year hosts the Miami City Ballet performing works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Paul Taylor. In all, 50 dancers will perform 14 ballets over 17 shows at the historic Th

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

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