Miami City Ballet Shows Guts In ‘Viscera’

There’s no doubt that Miami City Ballet is graceful. The debut this weekend of “Viscera,” a new work by choreographer Liam Scarlett, proves the company has guts. The 25-year-old choreographer with Britain’s Royal Ballet created the piece specifically for MCB dancers by channeling the power of the principal women…

Miami City Ballet Shows Off Its Versatility

Interesting second bill by Miami City Ballet: a world premiere, a company premiere and one of the big ones complete the program. Because of so many choreographic train wrecks over history, it is not unfair that we are suspicious of new works. But Balanchine, Robbins, Tudor, Taylor, MacMillan, etc. all had to start somewhere; and though they might not have always been great, because they were true artists, they were almost always interesting. Liam Scarlett has had considerable success as a dancer and choreographer at Royal Ballet in London, so for Miami City Ballet to commission him is a signal that he has paid his dues. It can be exciting to see the early work of a young choreographer and imagine where his vision will take us. Both the Miami Herald and the New York Times gave considerable space to discussing Scarlett and Miami City Ballet’s decision…

Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Hosts Lunch In Honor Of Miami City Ballet

Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour played host to an exclusive, invitation-only, luncheon in honor of Miami City Ballet and its dancers on Thursday, November 17th . The event began with an intimate cocktail reception as guests mingled amongst the beautiful couture on the 2nd floor of the store. Guests enjoyed a delicious gourmet lunch as they viewed a stunning fashion presentation highlighting the latest Fall and Holiday 2011 collections from various designers that can be found at Neiman Marcus. Miami City Ballet supporters including Francinelee Hand, Bobi Eroncig, Darla Karlton, Dr. Amy Buchman and Lynne Steinfurth took part in a behind the scenes Q & A discussion hosted byPlum TV personality Gerard Bush and three of the Miami City Ballet’s dancers: Principal Dancer Tricia Albertson, Principal Soloist Didier Bramaz and Corps Dancer Adrienne Carter. The dancers shared secrets about their careers at the Miami City Ballet. They gave an exciting account of their experiences this past July when the company made its debut in Paris, France at the famed 2500 seat Th

Viscera Opening Night January 6th At The Adrienne Arsht Center

iam Scarlett is the youngest choreographer ever to have been commissioned by Britain’s Royal Ballet to create a new ballet for its main stage. That work, named Asphodel Meadows and triumphantly premiered when Scarlett was just 24 years old, was seen in London by Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, who promptly invited him to make a new piece for Miami

Young Choreographer Makes His American Debut

At just 24, Liam Scarlett made history when he became one of the youngest choreographers to stage a new work for the Royal Ballet Company, and now, the Brit is creating a work across the pond for one of America’s most respected companies, the Miami City Ballet.

A Cherub’s Classical Vocabulary

IT is a little after 7 p.m., and Liam Scarlett, a Royal Ballet corps dancer and the new choreographic wonder boy of British ballet, clad in black jeans and a T-shirt, is courteously escorting a visitor through the backstage corridors of the Royal Opera House here. As the sounds of the orchestra warming up for the evening performance of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ play through the loudspeakers, Mr. Scarlett casually mentions he’s in the show.Which role? One of Carabosse’s rats in the Prologue, he says, seemingly unconcerned that he’s due to commence his evil duties, in costume, in 10 minutes. ‘It’s not a problem,’ he says. ‘I just have to throw on the rat’s head.’Mr. Scarlett is good at changing hats. On Jan. 6 his new work for Miami City Ballet, ‘Viscera,’ opens at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. And while ‘Asphodel Meadows,’ his breakthrough piece for the Royal Ballet, was being performed in November, he was busy choreographing for the maverick troupe the Ballet Boyz, as well as coping with his usual dancer’s schedule of rehearsal and performance…