Miami City Ballet Receives $900,000 for Knight Arts Challenge Grant
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Cover Girl Jennifer Kronenberg Will Perform in MCB’s 24th Season, Opening on October 23rd with Program IAcclaimed for her graceful allure, technical prowess and natural lyricism on stage, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is proud to announce that Principal Dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg graces the cover of the October issue of Dance Magazine. A major national publication in the industry, Dance covers news on leading dancers, choreographers and dance companies as well as provides reviews and multiple resources to students, professionals and teachers. The issue offers an inside look into Kronenberg’s dancing career, her challenges, her successes and how she became ‘More Than a Balanchine Baby.”Being on the cover of Dance has been my dream since I was a little girl and used to thumb through the magazine’s pages, full of photographs of my favorite dancers,’ says Kronenberg. ‘This is not only a prestigious publication that has covered the finest of the industry in the last 80 years, but that it has shaped the culture and vision of American dance as a whole.’A native of Queens, New York, Kronenberg started taking Ballet classes when she was seven years old. She trained with renowned dancers and directors including Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff and Barbara Walczack. She joined the School of American Ballet in New York City in 1993. That same year, she was awarded the Villella pointe-shoe scholarship. At 17, she auditioned for MCB and joined the Miami troupe as an apprentice during the 1994-95 Season. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2001. Five years later, Kronenberg married dance partner Carlos Guerra, a MCB principal. ‘Kronenberg’s style of dancing is purely within the Balanchine realm,’ says Edward Villella, founding artistic director and chief executive officer of MCB. ‘Her dancing is a fine blend between delicate beauty in the movement and the portrayal of intense emotion.’According to Dance’s article, last winter, Kronenberg’s performance in Symphony in Three Movements at City Center stirred The New Yorker critic Joan Acocella to praise how ‘she moved through the piece like a symbol of winged victory.’ On October 23rd, the South Florida audience will have the opportunity to watch Miami’s cover girl dance this dazzling and colorful Balanchine ballet when MCB kicks off its 24th season at Adrienne Arsht Center. MCB’s Program I will open with four exciting dances including Symphony in Three Movements, a large-cast Balanchine chef-d’oeuvre containing some of the most dynamic and interesting patterns found in dance and set to a driving Stravinsky score, and Company B, a Paul Taylor masterwork performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war. Program I will also show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on November 6-8 and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on November 20-22.Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, MCB was founded in 1985 by Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 45 dancers, and a repertoire of 88 ballets which they perform in the four home counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Collier, and around the world. MCB maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Company’s school, the Miami City Ballet School. For more information on Miami City Ballet or to purchase tickets, call 305.929.7010 or call 877-929-7010 toll-free or visit www.miamicityballet.org. You can also become a fan of MCB on Facebook or follow the Company on Twitter. # # #
Miami City Ballet Launches Social Media Talk-BackWhen Miami City Ballet (MCB) opens Program I of its Superhuman Season on Friday, October 23rd and performs Company B, a modern dance work set to the recordings of the 1940’s vocal group, The Andrews Sisters, it will recall a by-gone era. MCB will simultaneously take a leap forward into the digital age, when it presents its first-ever Social Media Talk-Back.’I’ve been doing pre-performance talks with the company for many years,’ said Edward Villella, founding artistic director and CEO of MCB. ‘This Social Media Talk-Back will offer a new way for the audience to connect with the performance and extend their ballet experience.’ The New York Times critically acclaimed MCB will feature a twist on the Talk-Back concept, which has become increasingly popular on Broadway, by adding a social media aspect. MCB’s Social Media Talk-Backs debut on Friday, October 23rd at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and will continue throughout the season. During intermission and after performances, patrons are invited to submit questions via Twitter, at www.twitter.com/@miamicityballet, for Villella and dancers. Responses will be posted in the days following performances on the MCB blog (http://www.miamicityballet.org/blog/). For patrons who haven’t caught the Twitter bug yet, questions may also be submitted on MCB’s Facebook page, or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). ‘While we support the spirit of the Talk-Back, we will be sure to remind patrons to turn their phones off after they tweet,’ says Villella. ‘We are thrilled to be able to connect and engage with our audience and fans on a more personal and emotional level. By being able to create a dialogue with them, it will enhance not only their ballet enjoyment and overall experience but ours as well,’ says Principal Dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg. MCB’s Program I will open with four exciting dances including Symphony in Three Movements, a large-cast Balanchine chef-d’oeuvre containing some of the most dynamic and interesting patterns found in dance and set to a driving Stravinsky score, and Company B, a Paul Taylor masterwork performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war. Program I will also show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on November 6-8 and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on November 20-22# # #
Like much of the rest of the world, Miami City Ballet has been on a financial and professional roller coaster in the past year. In January, the company hit artistic and career highs, performing in Manhattan for the first time to sold-out audiences and critical raves,…