From Feb 11 through Mar 13, 2011.
Miami City Ballet continues its 25th Anniversary Season in South Florida with Program III and the Company Premiere of Paul Taylor’s powerful Promethean Fire. Program III also features these audience favorites: George Balanchine’s enthralling Scotch Symphony and Twyla Tharp’s popular Nine Sinatra Songs. The Opus One Orchestra will play, under the baton of maestro Gary Sheldon, 42 to 56 musicians strong, supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
The Company Premiere of Paul Taylor’s Promethean Fire explores a spectrum of human emotions surrounding a catastrophic event set to Leopold Stokowski’s orchestral transcriptions of Bach. The work is considered by many to be Taylor’s response to 9/11. The Washington Post calls it “the best new dance in ages” and The New York Times hails “quite simply one of the best dance works choreographed by Mr. Taylor.” Miami City Ballet is the first company to be granted the rights to perform the piece, outside of Taylor’s company, making this a unique and rare opportunity for South Florida audiences.
Scotch Symphony, with its lovely allusions to Romantic ballet, has been enthralling audiences for more than 50 years. With its masterful deployment of Mendelssohn’s rousing symphony, the ballet, based on the novel “La Sylphide” by Sir Walter Scott, is set in the Scottish Highlands and tells the story of James, a restless young man who is entranced on his wedding day by a Sylph – a magical creature visible only to him. Period costumes are by the famed designer Karinska.
Nine Sinatra Songs is perhaps choreographer Twyla Tharp’s most popular work. It radiates glamour, excitement, passion and fun as she flings her dancers, dressed in costumes by famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, at the best of Frank Sinatra: from “My Way” to “Strangers in the Night” to “Softly, As I Leave You” to “Something Stupid.” One of Miami City Ballet’s biggest hits and audience favorites!
Audrey Love Charitable Foundation presents MIAMI CITY BALLET’S 25th Anniversary Season of dance. MIAMI CITY BALLET dedicates its 25th Anniversary Season to Founder Toby Lerner Ansin.
Performance Schedule and Information:
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami)
Friday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach)
Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 1p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale)
Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.
For complete information regarding ticket prices and performances, visit www.miamicityballet.org or call 305.929.7010 or toll-free (877) 929.7010.
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139