This month our dancers left behind the warm South Florida weather and headed to Vancouver, British Columbia for a weekend of special performances. Hosted by Ballet BC, the Company presented a full program of masterworks by George Balanchine with performances of Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements and Ballo della Regina. The performances, which received rave reviews, marked the company’s debut in Vancouver.
A Miami City Ballet production. Presented by Ballet B.C. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, February 20. Continues February 21
When the curtain rose on George Balanchine’s masterwork,Serenade, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre emitted a collective “Ahhhhhh” and broke into applause before the piece even began.
In front of the enraptured audience, set against a dusty blue screen, were five diagonal rows of white-tutu’d, bunned ballerinas, frozen in position. This was the almost mathematical precision and feminine perfection the crowd had come for, presented with crispness and polish by the Miami City Ballet.
Dance lovers! Miami City Ballet is coming to town for the first time ever! Presented by Ballet BC, the renowned company will grace the QE stage for four performances only on February 19 to 21.
We’ve got a great interview with Miami City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez. Lopez brings a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching and arts management.
As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She co-founded Morphoses with Christopher Wheeldon in 2007 — a New York-based dance company aiming to revitalize dance through innovative collaborations with important artists from the worlds of music, visual arts, design, film and fashion; and by inviting younger and broader audiences to engage in and actively experience dance.
Miami City Ballet dancers spend their days rehearsing in sunlit studios surrounded by swaying palm trees. But this winter, our dancers dig out their winter coats and boots as they embark on a tour of Canada with stops in Vancouver (Feb 19-21) and Ottawa (Mar 5-7).