Miami City Ballet. Program II

From Jan 12 through Jan 14th, 2007Miami City Ballet’s Program II will take place at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts located in Downtown Miami. The program will showcase the ballets Agon, Afternoon of a Faun and the company premieres of Liturgy and In the Upper Room. Miami City Ballet performs for the first time a ballet by the highly acclaimed Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet Christopher Wheeldon. Liturgy is an almost ritualistic pas de deux set to the haunting music of Arvo Pärt. The work was staged for Miami City Ballet by Albert Evans, principal dancer with New York City Ballet and is the first work the Company has performed by Wheeldon. Also a Company Premiere on this program is one of contemporary choreographer Twyla Tharp’s most popular works, In the Upper Room. Set to music by Philip Glass a cast of 13 performers dance through smoke and light thrilling audiences with what Tharp describes as “fierce, driving, and relentless moves” that “burn the retina.” The Upper Room was staged for Miami City Ballet by Elaine Kudo. Program II will also feature Agon, one of George Balanchine’s most famous and revered abstract ballets and considered one of the greatest dance works of 20th Century. Also showing is Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun a ballet set to music by Claude Debussy that takes place in a beautiful dream-like dance studio setting. For more information, please call: 877.929.7010

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