Emotions ran high even before the dancing started. Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet’s artistic director, stepped in front of the curtain Valentine’s night to speak lovingly about her two teachers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and announce that George Chakiris was in the audience.
Casting is now available for Program III: Triple Threat at the Broward Center.
Miami City Ballet will feature a major new commission and three company premieres in its 2014-2015 season, the company announced on Friday.
Fierce and fresh, Miami City Ballet claimed the vibrant territory of musical theater for its own Friday night with the company debut of West Side Story Suite at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Miami City Ballet’s 29th season promises to be as exciting as ever with programs sure to delight both avid ballet fans and newcomers to the art alike by presenting an impressive array of works — including four Company premieres.
Known for its strength and versatility, Miami City Ballet will flaunt a new set of skills this Friday as the company debuts its world premiere of Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. In addition to tackling Robbins’ dazzling choreography, several dancers will also sing. Yes, ballet dancers will sing.
Go behind-the-scenes of West Side Story Suite and watch as our dancers discover what it takes to become a true Triple Threat.
Casting for Program III: Triple Threat at the Arsht Center is now available.
Miami City Ballet dancers are used to whirling and leaping to a big finale, but as they rehearse the ending of their next premiere, their feet are planted firmly on the floor. The only things moving are their mouths, in a familiar, yearning ballad: ‘There’s a place for us,’ they sing, ‘somewhere a place for us,’ before dropping their heads into stillness.The song is Somewhere, from the renowned musical West Side Story. And singing was not the only challenge for MCB as the troupe preparedWest Side Story Suite, which it will premiere Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
On Friday, February 14, Miami City Ballet (MCB) will hold a black-tie gala in celebration of the Company’s West Side Story Suite premiere hosted by Hollywood legend George Chakiris.