The Nutcracker: Miami City Ballet Lights Up The Arsht Center

There is a treat for the entire family playing this week at the Earshot Center in downtown Miami. If you’ve heard about The Nutcracker and the famous choreography by George Balanchine and have never seen this ballet, go. The company includes young ballet students from the Miami City Ballet studio. With the exception of one or two who couldn’t resist looking out at the audience, these young ballet students were as professional as the company dancers. My program didn’t contain the names of the dancers who played each role, so this review will mention the characters I enjoyed…

MCB’s 25th Anniversary Season Continues With Program II Featuring The Company Premiere Of Tharp’s Baker’s Dozen

50 DANCERS! FOUR COMPANY PREMIERES! LIVE OPUS ONE ORCHESTRA! MIAMI CITY BALLET’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONTINUES WITH PROGRAM II FEATURING THE COMPANY PREMIERE OF TWLYA THARP’S BAKER’S DOZEN ON STAGE WITHGEORGE BALANCHINE’S LA SONNAMBULA AND WESTERN SYMPHONY. ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER, MIAMI • JANUARY 7, 8 & 9BROWARD CENTER, FORT LAUDERDALE • JANUARY 14, 15 & 16KRAVIS CENTER, WEST PALM BEACH • JANUARY 28, 29 & 30 Miami, FL (Dec. 14, 2010)

Miami City Ballet’s Performance Of ‘Nutcracker’ Pure Magic

The Nutcracker epitomizes Christmas spirit. Even if you’ve never seen it and couldn’t tell the waltzing flowers from the waltzing snowflakes, you know the music. It resonates. And for me, it’s just not Christmas without The Nutcracker.Miami City Ballet took on George Balanchine’s adaptation of The Nutcracker and performed it with such magic

MCB’s 25th Anniversary Opens At Kravis Center With Program I

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.KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach November 19 at 8 p.m. œ November 20 at 2 p.m. & 8p.m. œ November 21 at 1 p.m.West Palm Beach, FL (Nov. 4, 2010)

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