It’s been a series of celebrations for Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. Back in October the company opened their season with an extraordinary Latin program that included Nuestros Valses by Vicente Nebrada and where the incredibly talented dancers of Vladimir Issaev, led by prima ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya in a showcase of virtuosity and energy. Just recently the company celebrated their 20th anniversary of Vladimir Issaev’s The Nutcracker with nine full house performances in Aventura and Fort Lauderdale.
And the celebrations continue. In 2018, the energetic company with pay Tribute to legendary and international choreographer Marius Petipa with two different programs which will include several excerpts or complete pieces of his extensive repertoire:
Program III – Tribute to Marius Petipa I – Harlequinade & Sleeping Beauty
Halequinade: Originally made into a ballet in 1900, by Marius Petipa, with music by Riccardo Drigo, Harlequinade follows Harlequin, and his lover, Columbina, as they outwit Columbina’s father, Cassander. He wishes Columbine to marry a rich suitor, so he keeps her locked up inside the house, away from Harlequin. He entrusts the key to his servant, Pierrot, Columbina’s friend, Pierretta, comes to the house and steals the key away from Pierrot. She unlocks the house and lets Harlequin in, allowing the two lovers to reunite and more dancing to ensue.
Harlequinade has long been a “forgotten” ballet, with only a few restorations within the past hundred years. However, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s production of the ballet represents the original storyline, and upholds the classical style in which it was first choreographed, while still maintaining a fresh and exciting atmosphere.
The program also includes Divertissements of Sleeping Beauty, which will enchant the audience including dances of the Fairies, in the first Act and the variations of the third act, including the Grand Pas de Deux.
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Saturday, March 10 / 7:30 pm (New time)
Sunday, March 11 / 3:00 pm
3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180
Phone 954.462.0222 | Toll-free 877.311.7469
Don’t miss the celebration!
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About Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Founded in 1997 by Vladimir Issaev, its mission is to create professional productions for the community’s enjoyment and to offer the opportunity to receive professional and pre-professional education to children and young adults in the community. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida receives the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade County, The Division of Culture of Broward County and The Division of Cultural Affairs of State of Florida, Funding Art Broward, Citizens Interested in Arts, Target, Publix, The Marlins Foundation and The Children’s Trust.