When Arantxa Ochoa took over as MCB School’s director of faculty and curriculum two years ago, she decided to add a second part to the summer intensive: five weeks focused on technique would be followed by a new two-week choreography session. The technique intensive is not a requirement, but students audition for both at the same time and many attend the two back-to-back.
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.
What’s next for Miami City Ballet? I feel weird because people always ask, “What’s your vision?” I don’t have a vision. I want to continue bringing the best to our dancers, bringing the best to our community, and making them better than they were. I want to have the world see the wonderful work we do. I love it when groups outside our community invite us to come and perform. It’s important to be able to share the gift we have as artists. That’s where I hope to keep growing.
This Nutcracker builds on Balanchine’s choreography and has a huge cast. The Miami City Ballet is bringing its full company of 52 dancers, plus seven pre-professional and three student dancers, Miami City Ballet Executive Director Tania Castroverde Moskalenko said. In addition, there are nearly 60 local student dancers (some still in elementary school) from the Colburn School and the Gabriela Foundation’s everybody dance! program, as well as performers from the Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
As MCB’s Development and Outreach Manager in Palm Beach, Bulfin Monteiro will build and maintain valuable relationships for the organization in the market
Miami City Ballet is pleased to announce the appointment of Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as the ballet company’s new Executive Director.
“From the opening with Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet to the closing work by choreography’s young darling Justin Peck, MCB’s corps was absolutely in sync and energetic, and seemed to be having a total blast showing off their company’s impressive artistic range.”