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Set to the ultra-romantic piano music of Chopin, Dances at a Gathering is a celebration of dance in all of its grace and sheer joy. The electric second half of the program features the premiere of Brahms/Handel – on this year’s list of NY Times top must-see’s.
Both the music and dancing made “Dances” an over-the-top success. Francisco Rennò turned in extraordinary renditions of Chopin’s works.
Sparkling invention will come with exclusivity when Miami City Ballet stages Brahms/Handel for the first time in South Florida. The unique collaboration between Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp, which premiered at New York City Ballet in 1984, both demarcates and merges the choreographic territories of its top-of-the-mountain creators. And from each of their sides the high view is bracing.
Last season MCB revamped the Balanchine classic. Gone was the phone-it-in first Act. The new sets and costumes by Ruben and Isabel Toledo were not only gorgeous, they multiplied the references to the Hoffmann short story, deepening the ballet.
Miami City Ballet is holding open auditions in New York City for the 2019/20 season. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez is seeking classically trained male and female dancers with at least 10 years of training or professional experience to join the Company at all ranks. Training in the Balanchine technique is a plus.
This transformational support — $3 million over five years — will be used to further strengthen the Miami City Ballet’s cultural relevance in Miami by supporting a new administrative and leadership infrastructure emphasizing experimentation, diversity, equity, and inclusion.