Mattie Herrera Bower, Mayor of the City of Miami Beach, has proclaimed Friday, October 15, 2010 MIAMI CITY BALLET DAY on Miami Beach in recognition and celebration of the opening of MIAMI CITY BALLET’s 25th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 15th at the Adrienne Arsht Center.MIAMI BEACH PROCLAMATIONWHEREAS, Miami City Ballet is about to begin its 25th Anniversary Season, and the company was born, nurtured and has always made its home in the City of Miami Beach – first as a pioneer in the renaissance of Lincoln Road and then as a pioneer in the revitalization of the Collins Park neighborhood in its state-of-the-art facility, the Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Miami City Ballet building located on Liberty Avenue, all the while with the critical financial support of the City of Miami Beach and the belief of its Mayors and Commissioners in the vision and leadership of Founding Artistic Director/CEO Edward Villella; and WHEREAS, Miami City Ballet performed for the first time on October 17, 1986 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with a plucky troupe of 19 dancers and now comprises 50 brilliant dancers who have performed to universal critical acclaim in major venues and festivals across America and abroad; and WHEREAS, Miami City Ballet is a cultural jewel that has helped to create the City of Miami Beach’s image as a major center of artistic innovation and an important cultural destination; and WHEREAS, Miami City Ballet, brilliantly and lovingly guided by Edward Villella, is now recognized as one of this country’s leading classical ballet companies with an international reputation for artistic excellence and has established the Miami City Ballet School, which is regarded as one of the best pre-professional training academies anywhere, with an international roster of over 300 students: and WHEREAS, Miami City Ballet is about to celebrate its Silver AnniversaryNOW THEREFORE, DO I, Matti Herrera Bower, as Mayor of City of Miami Beach, hereby proclaim October 15, 2010 as MIAMI CITY BALLET DAYIn the City of Miami Beach MAYORMatti Herrera BowerOctober 15, 2010
MIAMI CITY BALLET PRESENTS’BALLET FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTERZIFF BALLET OPERA HOUSEONE HOUR FAMILY PROGRAM FEATURESFANFARE WITH OPUS ONE ORCHESTRA AND WESTERN SYMPHONYALL TICKETS $10!Miami Beach, FL (Sept. 30, 2010) — It’s that time of the year, once again, when Miami City Ballet’s internationally and critically acclaimed company of 50 dancers presents the opening program of Ballet for Young People. The one-hour performance takes place at the Adrienne Arsht Center Ziff Ballet Opera House on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2pm-3pm. ALL TICKETS ARE ONLY $10 and on sale in person Monday-Friday (10am-5pm) at Miami City Ballet Studios, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach or by phone at (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010. Tickets are also on sale online 24/7 at miamicityballet.orgBallet for Young People will feature two entertaining ballets that the entire family will love, sure to make dance fans out of children who have never seen a live dance performance:• Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare, an enchanting and bright take on Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, opened the company’s 25th Anniversary Season specially to welcome back the Opus One Orchestra. Robbins created Fanfare in 1953 to honor the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Each instrument in the orchestra is represented by the dancers on stage making for a light-hearted entertainment. • George Balanchine’s Western Symphony is a joyous romp set to themes based on traditional western songs, traditions and myths. Balanchine created the ballet out of his fascination for the American Wild West. The ballet merges Wild West stereotypes, classical ballet conventions and familiar songs, including ‘Red River Valley’ and ‘Good Night, Ladies’ offering the audience a seemingly incompatible combination and a good deal of humor – ending in a rip-roaring, full-company finale.Ballet for Young People at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2pm-3pm. All tickets are only $10 and on sale in person Monday-Friday (10am-5pm) at Miami City Ballet Studios, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach or by phone at (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010. Tickets are also on sale online 24/7 at miamicityballet.org.Tickets are also on sale in person at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office, by phone at (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.###About Miami City BalletCritically acclaimed by The New York Times, Miami City Ballet (MCB) was founded in 1985 by Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 50 dancers, and a repertoire of 88 ballets which they perform in the four home counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Collier, and around the world. MCB maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Company’s school: Miami City Ballet School. Visit us at www.miamicityballet.org . You can also ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
50 DANCERS! FOUR COMPANY PREMIERES! LIVE ORCHESTRA RETURNS! MIAMI CITY BALLET’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENS WITH PROGRAM I FEATURING THE COMPANY PREMIERE OF JEROME ROBBINS’ FANFARE TO WELCOME BACK THE COMPANY’S LIVE ORCHESTRA. EDWARD VILLELLA TO PERFORM IN FANFARE AS THE NARRATOR.Program I also features George Balanchine’s BUGAKU and THEME AND VARIATIONS.MCB FOUNDER TOBY LERNER ANSIN TO BE HONORED ON STAGE OPENING NIGHT, OCTOBER 15ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami October 15 & 16 at 8 p.m., October 17 at 2 p.m.Miami Beach, FL (Sept. 28, 2010)
A Bayside native who turned a rough-and-tumble childhood into a life of plies and pirouettes is returning to New York to mark a major milestone.
Program to be taped in mid-September will showcase the company’s acclaimed performances of the works of George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp
LIGHTS, ORCHESTRA, ACTION! MIAMI CITY BALLET CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASONWITH THE RETURN OF OPUS ONE ORCHESTRA FEATURING WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS LED BY AWARD-WINNING PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR GARY SHELDONMIAMI (August 4, 2010)
Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) milestone 25th Anniversary Season
MIAMI (July 27, 2010) – Miami City Ballet has been selected to make its debut at the 2010 Fall for Dance Festival at New York’s City Center September 28th and 29th, 2010. The company will perform Twyla Tharp’s ‘The Golden Section’. The festival, running September 28th – October 9th, 2010, will showcase 20 dance companies and choreographers from across the United States and around the world. Miami City Ballet is one of ten dance companies making their debut in the festival. ‘We are thrilled to perform, as it builds on our ongoing successful relationship with New York City Center, where the company made its debut in 2009,’ said Edward Villella, founding artistic director and CEO of Miami City Ballet.Twyla Tharp’s ‘The Golden Section’ (1983) is a ballet of pure energy with music by David Byrne (Talking Heads). It premiered on the main stage in Miami City Ballet’s 2009-10 season. Thirteen dancers in athletic costumes sail, soar and tear through the air bathed in golden, glowing light. Dashing, jogging, coupling and intermixing, the men and women act as individuals and as an individually select race of super beings. Jordan Levin of The Miami Herald calls it Full-tilt relish driven by David Byrne’s churning electro-rock score and The New York Times’ Alastair Macaulay raves, Waves of applause! These Miami dancers keep highlighting some of Ms. Tharp’s most startling demands.The festival will feature a wide range of dance styles and traditions, ranging from contemporary dance and classical ballet to Odissi, tap and hip hop, represented in five programs. Miami City Ballet joins 20 other dance companies appearing in the festival including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Paul Taylor Dance Company. New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival has received national and international recognition for its quality, innovation and success in introducing new and younger audiences to the world of dance. Since its inception, the festival has presented 135 different dance companies to more than 130,000 dance enthusiasts for just $10 per ticket. Newcomers and ballet fans alike now look forward to the festival as both an introduction to new artists and a welcome return to familiar and beloved companies.We’re thrilled to be heading into our seventh season of Fall for Dance, and we’re especially excited to be able to continue offering tickets at the original $10 price, said New York City Center President and CEO Arlene Shuler.The 2010 Fall for Dance Festival runs Tuesday, September 28th through Saturday, October 9th at New York City Center (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th avenues). Miami City Ballet will perform ‘The Golden Section’ on September 28th and 29th, 2010 at 8:00pm. All tickets are $10 and go on sale on Sunday, September 12th at 11 a.m. online at www.NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or at the City Center Box Office.Tickets are now on sale for Miami City Ballet’s 2010-2011 25th Anniversary Season beginning in October in South Florida. Order now for best seating by calling (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling (305) 929-7001 or toll-free (877) 929-7001. For more information, visit www.miamicityballet.org.