International Ballet Festival of Miami

From Aug 27th through Sept 12th, 2010

altThe International Ballet Festival of Miami is celebrating its XV Anniversary this year. The IBMF is one of the most successful festivals of its kind in the U.S. featuring world-wide prestigious ballet companies represented by their greatest stars. The event will open with the Official Poster Unveiling by Spaniard Artist Pilar Cossio with her personal exhibition “La Leçon de Danse” dedicated to the festival and the launching of the Dance Film Series at the historic Tower Theater in Miami on Friday, August 27th. The Film series continues at the Lehman Theater, Miami Dade College North Campus.

The IBFM also includes a unique spot for young talent organized with the foremost competition organization “Youth America Grand Prix” Director, Larissa Saveliev. The International Young Ballet Medalists Performance at the Lehman Theater in Miami is on September 3rd and Contemporary Performances at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach on September 4th and 5th with the first appearance of the Balleto Teatro di Torino and other national and international companies.

The Etoiles Grand Classical Gala will take place at the great historic Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on September 11th, where the Lifetime Achievement Award “A Life for the Dance” will be presented to Milorad Miskovitch. Miskovitch is a famous dancer/director of the 20th century. The Festival Closing Gala at the Jackie Gleason Theater will take place on September 12th where a second award, Criticism & Culture of Ballet, will be presented to the famous Danish dance critic and author, Erik Aschengreen.

EVENTS CALENDAR (PERFORMANCES)

Friday, September 3rd, 2010. 11:00 a.m. schools and 8:00 p.m. General public
International Young Ballet Medalists. Medal Winners of International Ballet Competitions in Collaboration with Youth America Grand Prix.
Lehman Theater. Miami Dade College North Campus

Saturday September 4th, 2010. 8:00 p.m.
Modern and Contemporary Performances. Balleto Teatro di Torino, Italy. Colony Theater, Miami Beach

Sunday, September 5th, 2010. 5:00 p.m.
Evidence A Dance Company, New York
Move: The Company, Canada; The Dance Now! Ensemble, Miami; The State of Hellectrick Danse Theatre, Miami
Colony Theater, Miami Beach

Saturday, September 11th, 2010. 8:00 p.m.
Etoiles Grand Classical Gala & Presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement” Award, presented to famous dancer/director of the 20th century Milorad Miskovitch
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Sunday, September 12th, 2010. 5:00 p.m.
Festival closing gala of the Stars Performance
Criticism & Culture of Ballet Award will be presented to the famous Danish dance critic and author, Erik Ashengreen.
The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Arena di Verona Ballet, Italy; American Ballet Theater, USA; Alberta Ballet, Canada; Australian Ballet, Australia; Ballet Estable Teatro Colon, Argentina; Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Balletto Teatro de Torino, Italy; Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico; Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami; Compania Nacional de Danza Nacho Duato, Spain; Compañía Nacional de Danza, Mexico; English National Ballet, England; Hungarian National Ballet, Hungary; National Ballet of Canada; New York City Ballet, USA; Stuttgart Ballet, Germany; and Vienna State Opera Ballet, Austria.

THE FESTIVAL WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

Friday, August 27th, 2010. 7:00 p.m.
Opening and Official Poster Unveiling the Spaniard Artist Pilar Cossio and Exhibition “La Leçon de Danse”
Tower Theater

Friday, August 27th, 2010. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Invitation only
Poster Unveiling and Dance Films opening film presentation
”Cuban Ballet” Book Launch and Presentation by the book’s author Octavio Roca, Former Dance critic of the Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Miami Dade College Chair of Arts & Philosophy
Tower Theater

Saturday, August 28th, 2010. 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Open to the Public
Diccionario Biografico de la Danza Mexicana
Presentation and discussion with Patricia Aulestia, Dance Critic and Journalist from Mexico
Patricia Aulestia: Cuatro Decadas en la Danza Mexicana
Presentation and discussion with Orlando Taquechel, Miami Herald Dance Critic
CubaOcho Art and Research Center

August 27th, 2010. 9:00 p.m.
August 28th, 2010. 6:30 p.m.
August 29th, 2010. 2:00 p.m. 
Dance Film Series; Variety of new dance films – Miami Premieres – from NYC Dance Films Association
Tower Theater

August 30th – September 1st, 2010
Monday, 10:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.
Dance Film Series; Variety of new dance films – Miami Premieres – from NYC Dance Films Association
Lehman Theater. Miami Dade College North Campus

August 1st – September 11th, 2010. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dance Workshop: Ballet Modern Dance Hip Hop, Lyrical and Ballrooms. Guest teacher Manny & Lory Castro from Chile-USA
DanceTown Dance Studio

September 11th – 12th, 2010. 12:00 p.m.
Ballet Master Classes
(Only for guest festival dancers, available for student observation)
Featuring Guest International Ballet Masters Lazarro Carreño from Cuba.
Rehearsal Studio at Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater

September 4th – 30th, 2010
September 10th – Fundraiser
Artist sale benefits Festival
Opening exclusive Art Exposition by 15 recognized local artists dedicated to the XV Anniversary International Ballet Festival of Miami
Rodezart.com Gallery
Sun-Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

International Ballet Festival of Miami
Ph: 305.549.7711
www.internationalballetfestival.org

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