Program III of the Miami City Ballet at the Broward Center was a fast moving feast for the eyes. The company opened with La Valse, a Balanchine revival with music by Ravel played beautifully by a live orchestra. Dressed in pale chocolate and pink, the women’s tutu’s sailed with them as the lifted their skirts, turned and leapt. Three couples: Zoe Zien and Shimon Ito, Nathalia Arja and Didier Bramaz and Jeanette Delgado and Renan Cerdeiro were elegant with excellent partnering.
The last ballet and the main attraction for this program is Alexi Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances’ entry into the standard repertory of Miami City Ballet. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Ratmansky seemed unwilling to label this ballet as one that mainly tells a story. Well, there might be a lot of truth in that, but when one first sees this gripping work, the narrative is where one’s focus lies…read more
Part Two features dancers Jeanette Delgado and Nathalia Arja talking about Ratmansky’s artistic process and what makes him such an exceptional choreographer…watch video
Casting for performances of Program III: The Masters at the Adrienne Arsht Center is now availalbe.
Anyone who feared that Miami City Ballet’s new artistic director Lourdes Lopez would transform the company beyond recognition will be consoled by her choices for the 2013-14 season. Half of the 10 ballets in the lineup, the first Lopez has programmed for the company, were choreographed by George Balanchine, whose work forms the bedrock of the troupe’s repertory.
Dancers Jeanette Delgado and Nathalia Arja break down Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances in Part One of this video interivew…watch now
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The Miami City Ballet dazzled last weekend at West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center in the debut of Program III: The Masters.The program opened with Maurice Ravel’s La Valse with choreography by George Balanchine. Set in a dark and mysterious ballroom, the entire corps circles the floor in an intoxicating, almost dizzying waltz. While the ballet is considered plotless, the soiree leads to the disturbing appearance of Death (Reynaris Reyes) who claims the life of a young woman (Tricia Albertson)…read more.
Miami Beach, FL (February 25, 2013): Miami City Ballet, hailed by The New York Times as ‘one of America’s most beloved dance companies’ proudly announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring four Company premieres by four of the world’s greatest ballet and contemporary dance choreographers. This exciting season of dance marks the debut season of Miami City Ballet’s new Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.
Casting for performances of Program III: The Masters at the Broward Center is now available.
When Lourdes Lopez arrived at Miami City Ballet last fall to become its new artistic director, she barely had time to sleep, much less think about what was next. ‘It was a terrifying September,’ Lopez says. ‘It’s a gulp moment
13-14 Season Highlights – Premiere Packed Programming! Song & Dance from the hit Broadway musical West Side StoryLike no other ballet performed on MCB’s stage, a work by Leading Spanish contemporary choreographer Nacho DuatoChristopher Wheeldon’s breakthrough contemporary workBalanchine masterpieces