Miami City Ballet presents Viscera

From Jan 6 through Feb 5, 2012.

altMiami City Ballet continues its 2011 – 2012 season by presenting the World Premiere of the ballet “Viscera” by 25-year-old choreographer Liam Scarlett from London’s Royal Ballet.

Liam Scarlett is the youngest choreographer ever to have been commissioned by Britain’s Royal Ballet to create a new piece for its main stage. That work, named Asphodel Meadows, and triumphantly premiered when Scarlett was just 24-years-old, was seen in London by Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, who promptly invited Scarlett to make a new piece for Miami – his first American commission, and a considerable coup for the company.

Using a challenging score for orchestra and piano, Piano Concerto No. 1 by the renowned American composer Lowell Liebermann, Scarlett’s Viscera gives us a complex and urgent ballet, specifically created to reflect what he sees as MCB’s outstanding dance qualities of energy, passion, musicality and radiance. Viscera is beautifully structured (a ravishing pas de deux is book-ended by two driven group sections), meticulously crafted and gut-wrenching. Costume designs for Viscera have also been created by Mr. Scarlett.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, January 6 at 8 p.m.       
Saturday, January 7 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, January 27 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 29 at 1 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale
Friday, February 3 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m.

Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.929.7010
www.miamicityballet.org

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