Tickets go on sale Monday for Miami City Balletís 2012-2013 season, which will bring back Symphonic Dances, the work by renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky set to Rachmaninoffís final score that received its world premiere from MCB last week. It will be the focus of Program III in March 2013.
Another highlight is a new dance commissioned from Liam Scarlett, whose intense, slashing Viscera made such an impression in its MCB world premiere in January. The young Royal Ballet choreographerís still untitled work will debut on Program II, which opens Jan. 11.
The rest of the season, which opens Oct. 19 at Miamiís Arsht Center and closes April 28 at the West Palm Beachís Kravis Center, consists of existing repertoire, some of which the company hasnít danced in years. That includes Balanchineís glorious, witty ode to classical dance, Apollo; his Duo Concertant, in which a couple interact with a pianist and violinist onstage; and his darkly seductive La Valse.
Other highlights should be Jerome Robbinsí elegiac Dances at a Gathering; Paul Taylorís sexy, riveting Piazzolla Caldera, to music by tango master Astor Piazzolla; and Les Patineurs ( The Skating Party), a nostalgic postcard by the great British choreographer Frederick Ashton.
The full schedule and subscriptions ($69-$635) are available at www.miamicityballet.org, 305-929-7010 or 877-929-7010.