Mcb: Program IIi’s Roaring Opening

The audience at Miami City Ballet’s opening night of Program III could barely contain themselves. Before the curtain had closed on each of the ballets presented, a roar of voices and shouts of bravo! erupted from the house. Three-part programming typically saves the crowd-pleaser for the end; last night, however, the supposedly light opening and meaty middle caused the greatest sensations. Perhaps the quality of dancing transcended the expectations for the choreography…

Couples Mix Love And Work

When couples commit to love everlasting, they promise to stand together through thick and thin, sickness and health, for richer or poorer. But who counted on working together? Here is how four couples say they manage to keep their relationship strong at home and in the office.May I have this dance?Couple: Renato Penteado and Roma Sosenko.Years together: Eight.Where they work: Miami City Ballet.How they met: During rehearsals for The Nutcracker. He, a principal dancer, asked her on a date. She, the principal ballet mistress in charge of teaching and rehearsing the ballet company, responded with an absolute ‘no.’ Biggest challenge: Separating work from relationship. ‘At first it was annoying that she would not have anything to do with me at work

Miami City Ballet Will Make Its Paris Debut In July

Miami City Ballet will get its first chance to shine in the City of Lights this summer. The troupe announced Monday that it will cap off its 25th season in July by performing for the first time in Paris. The company will have a three-week season at one of the French capital’s major venues, the Theatre du Chatelet, for its annual Summers of Dance Festival…

On The Rise: 18-Year-Old Leads Miami City Ballet

By the age of 10, Renan Cerdeiro knew what he wanted. ‘It was always my dream to be in a big and famous ballet company and dance nice parts,’ he says. He also knew he could not fulfill that dream at home in Rio de Janeiro.’We don’t have many ballet companies in Brazil. So I always told my parents I would go away and live in another country to dance. They would laugh at me.’ Eight years later, Cerdeiro might be the one laughing, if he weren’t so busy living his dream. At only 18, he is a soloist at Miami City Ballet, promoted from apprentice just last month, dancing solo roles in two of the three ballets on the program Friday through Sunday. In March, he plays the ardent male lead in the company’s premiere of Romeo and Juliet…

Woo-Woo! Things To Do On Valentine’s Day Weekend

Pure Sinatra: The engaging couplings in choreographer Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs balance on Ol’ Blues Eyes’ ’60s-era love letters, including Softly As I Leave, Strangers in the Night, Something Stupid and One for My Baby. Nine Sinatra Songs is part of Miami City Ballet’s Program III at Miami’s Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd.) Friday-Sunday. Tickets: $19.75-$71.70. Info: 866-949-6722, 305-929-7010

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