From Huntsville, Alabama, Amy Hall Garner honed her dancing chops at New York City’s famed Julliard School. She believed she would be a dancer, not a dancemaker. It wasn’t until she mustered the courage to present a work she created for herself that the fire to create was ignited. Those flames have carried her far, and today Amy is an in-demand choreographer. From Beyonce to BalletX, Amy is carving out an impressive career as she develops her own choreographic signature. Something she admits she is still very much in the process of discovering.
Join us for the Gala event of the season featuring world-class dancers singing and dancing to live musicians performing Leonard Bernstein’s irresistible tunes “Cool” and “America.”
Mar 30 | More Info
An inspiring new 45-minute family-friendly ballet co-produced with The Joffery Ballet of Chicago and performed by Miami City Ballet School Students. Free with registration.
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We spoke with fight director Christian Kelly-Sordelet to get more insight into the choreography for Romeo and Juliet. Kelly-Sordelet has been involved in over 70 Broadway productions including The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Learn more about what it takes to safely and expertly choreograph sword fighting on stage in our Q&A below.
By: Orlando Taquechel
For ballet lovers and knowledgeable audiences (including critics, who are nothing more than specialized spectators), attending all performances provides true enjoyment in any season of a repertory ballet with a plot performed by a big company.
There are a handful of coveted roles where dancers can spend their entire careers dreaming of being called to rehearsal – the moment when a small selection of dancers is chosen to learn various ballet roles – usually by the choreographer or a repetiteur (a person with extensive knowledge of a particular ballet). When that role is Juliet set to John Cranko’s stunning choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless score, that desire and anticipation grow exponentially.
On June 28, 1969, after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, New York City’s gay community broke out in an uprising which became a catalyst for a modern gay rights movement and the beginnings of Pride month.