The Nutcracker may have left the Arsht Center, but Marie and her Prince are just getting started on their magical journey! We now travel north to West Palm Beach for performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Kravis Center, where corps de ballet dancer Leigh-Ann Esty will be capturing the magic on Instagram. Follow her on our feed #LeighMCBphotos to make the holidays last. Leigh-Ann shares why this beloved holiday tradition is so special to her below!
I’m so excited for the holiday season. Nutcracker means so much to me! It brings families together and really gets you in the holiday spirit. I’ve been performing in The Nutcracker since I was 7, so it’s been a huge part of my life! I love how happy it makes the audience.
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It has been said that this time of the year is the most wonderful and we can’t agree more! Tomorrow, we open George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Adrienne Arsht Center, starting our our magical journey into a world of dancing snowflakes, sweets and flowers for the next three weeks, until our final performance at the Broward Center on January 5, 2014. With every holiday tradition comes brand new memories, so to capture the special backstage moments on Instagram is corps de ballet dancer Ashley Knox.
In the first act of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Uncle Drosselmeyer reveals three large gifts. Watch our latest video to find out what’s inside!
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Adrienne Arsht Center: Dec. 19-24
Kravis Center: Dec. 27-30
Broward Center: Jan. 3-5
While most of you are digging your nose deep into cookbooks and fighting the crowds at the local grocery store, we are preparing for Thanksgiving with rehearsals of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™! This weekend, we head to Naples for our first Nutcracker performance of the season! Dancer Rebecca King will be capturing the magic of this holiday classic on our Instagram feed and shares how The Nutcracker has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition in its own right below. Follow Rebecca #RebeccaMCBphotos!
Check out our latest video to discover what exciting dance masterworks Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has in store for Miami City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season. What ballet(s) are you most excited to see next season?
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photos © Kyle Froman, Leigh-Ann Esty, Nicole Mitchell
Spoiler alert: the following video contains Nutcracker secrets! With the help of our dancers and Pico, our wardrobe master, we’ve documented some of the behind-the-scenes secrets from our production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™.
We can’t reveal how all the magic happens — we have to keep some tricks up our sleeves!