LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

 

10.16.11
CALENDAR ALERT

MIAMI CITY BALLET 2011-2012 SEASON OPENS!
PROGRAM I FEATURES
SQUARE DANCE, AFTERNOON OF A FAUN, LITURGY and IN THE UPPPER ROOM



WHO:     
Miami City Ballet (MCB)

WHAT:   
2011-2012 season opens with Program I, featuring four ballets that run the gamut from classic to contemporary:

Square Dance (Balanchine/Vivaldi and Corelli) Balanchine’s breezy and exuberant Square Dance reveals a surprising number of connections between American barn dancing and the classical vocabulary of academic ballet.

Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins/Debussy)  Jerome Robbins’ riveting duet between a young man in a dance studio absorbed by his reflection in a mirror and a young woman who enters the studio and interrupts his reverie.  It was observing a young student at the School of American Ballet that inspired Jerome Robbins to create this masterpiece.  That student was MCB Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella.

Liturgy (Wheeldon/Pärt) An intensely sensual and haunting pas de deux by one of the world’s leading choreographers, Liturgy involves two dancers intertwining to the contemporary sounds of composer Arvo Pärt.

In The Upper Room (Tharp/Glass) This turbulent, explosive, almost hypnotic experience is Twyla Tharp’s signature dance and a contemporary masterwork.  An endurance test filled with power, energy and speed, it leaves the viewers, as well as the dancers, breathless.

WHEN:   
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami  
        Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.        
        Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m.
        Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale
        Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
        Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
        Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
        Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m.
        Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
        Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m.

WHERE:  
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House           
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 U.S.A.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 U.S.A.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Dreyfoos Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Fl 33401 U.S.A.

DETAILS:   
Tickets $19-$85
    -By phone: (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010
    -Online: miamicityballet.org
    -In Person: Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach,
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONTACT:   
Roberto Santiago, P.R. Manager
Miami City Ballet
(305) 929-7000, ext. 1602
rsantiago@miamicityballet.org
Photos available upon request.


Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, MCB was founded in 1985 by Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has more than 40 dancers and a repertoire of over 90 ballets which they perform in the four home counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Collier, nationally and around the world.

PRESS INQUIRIES

For press information and interviews with
Miami City Ballet, contact Amber Dorsky,
PR Manager, at 305.929.7000 x1602
or e-mail: amber@miamicityballet.org