LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

 

02.08.12
BALLET TALK FOLLOWS WITH EDWARD VILLELLA, MCB DANCERS AND ARTISTIC STAFF.

3 SHOWS ONLY!  FRIDAY, MARCH 2 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 3.

 
Miami Beach, FL (Feb. 8, 2012) – Get up close and personal with Miami City Ballet dancers in their 200 seat intimate studio theater when Miami City Ballet presents its “Open Barre: Behind the Curtain” dance series showcasing excerpts from their exciting, just debuted World Premiere of Symphonic Dances by world-renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.  A ballet talk follows with Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, MCB dancers and the artistic staff to give the audience an inside look at the creation of this new ballet. This exclusive, one-of-a-kind performance will be presented three times only: Friday, March 2 at 7p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are only $35, and include a complimentary “open bar” with wine and soft drinks in the lobby beginning thirty minutes prior to curtain time, courtesy of Bacardi USA. Purchase tickets by calling (305) 929-7010, toll-free (877) 929.7010 or order online at www.miamicityballet.org.

Miami Beach InCard members save $10 dollars when they purchase their tickets in person only at Miami City Ballet, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or day of performance until curtain time, at Miami City Ballet Studios, Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Center, Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Theatre located at 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach at 22nd St. one block west of Collins Avenue.

FREE TICKETS FOR MIAMI BEACH RESIDENTS: The first 26 Miami Beach residents to arrive at the box office starting 1 hour before the matinee on Saturday, March 3 gets free admission. Must present valid ID with Miami Beach address.  Not valid on prior purchases.
                        
Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most sought after choreographers working today.  Miami City Ballet scored a coup in commissioning him to create Symphonic Dances, set to the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff which, just prior to the OPEN BARRE performances, will have had its World Premiere in a one-night-only Gala performance on Thursday, March 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House.  It’s a tour-de-force showcasing the artistic strengths of Ratmansky, Miami City Ballet’s dancers and The Cleveland Orchestra’s musicians, all who are at the height of their careers.

Miami City Ballet’s 26th season is currently underway at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Ziff Ballet Opera
House in Miami, in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center and in Palm Beach at Kravis Center.  
MCB is also presented as the resident ballet company at the Naples Philharmonic Center in Naples,
Florida. For more information on Miami City Ballet or to purchase tickets, call 305.929.7010, toll-free
877-929-7010 or visit www.miamicityballet.org. You can also join us on Facebook, follow the
Company on Twitter and subscribe to the MCB Blog.

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Miami City Ballet, contact Amber Dorsky,
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