Jazz It Up At Miami City Ballet’s Next Open Barre Dance Series: Urban Jazz Featuring Lounge 2200

Miami City Ballet dancers and advanced school students are trading in their ballet slippers for high heels and jazz shoes, undoing those tight hair buns, letting it all down, and dancing to a different groove during the next Open Barre program featuring the exciting jazz work, Lounge 2200.? The theme of the second Open Barre program of the season is URBAN JAZZ.? Come see MCB move out of the ballet box and perform contemporary pieces to modern beat.? Performances are at Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach) on? Friday, March 6 at 7pm (with an open bar reception at 6:30pm) and Saturday, March 7 at 2:30pm (with an open bar reception at 2pm), and at 7pm (with an open bar reception at 6:30pm).? Tickets are $29 and available by calling Miami City Ballet’s Box Office at (305) 929-7010 or online at www.miamicityballet.org.Lounge 2200 is a hot contemporary jazz piece set to the sexy and soulful music of the 50s and 60s. The dance is choreographed by Rafi Maldonado, head of Miami City Ballet School’s jazz department and one of the choreographers of the recent off-Broadway production of Celia about the life of Celia Cruz. Also choreographing for the piece is Liz Malm, MCB School jazz teacher who has worked in the music video industry and Broadway dancer Richard Amaro.Open Barre is part of the Company’s ?Dancer Journal? Program on Miami Beach which is meant to showcase interesting topics related to the Company. Miami City Ballet performs in the Tri-County South Florida area: in Broward at? Broward Center For Performing Arts, in Miami-Dade at Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, and in Palm Beach at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts. MCB is also presented as the resident ballet company at the Naples Philharmonic Center in Naples, Florida. The Company also tours extensively.Open Barre is sponsored by Bacardi and Aerobar.###