Program III of the Miami City Ballet at the Broward Center was a fast moving feast for the eyes. The company opened with La Valse, a Balanchine revival with music by Ravel played beautifully by a live orchestra. Dressed in pale chocolate and pink, the womenís tutuís sailed with them as the lifted their skirts, turned and leapt. Three couples: Zoe Zien and Shimon Ito, Nathalia Arja and Didier Bramaz and Jeanette Delgado and Renan Cerdeiro were elegant with excellent partnering.
Tricia Albertson and Carlos Miguel Guerra, as the young woman and man, were particularly strong with their sustained movement, intertwining their arms over and over. This piece has a lot of stylized gestures, which they danced well...read more