From Miami City Ballet:
Miami City Ballet OPEN BARRE performances are SOLD OUT for tonight (Friday evening, Feb. 25, 2011) and tomorrow (Saturday evening Feb 26, 2011) –
ONLY SATURDAY MATINEE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE – less than 50 seats are left!
Curtain is Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm.
Tickets are only $35 and include a complimentary lobby “open bar”, beginning thirty minutes prior to curtain, courtesy of Bacardi USA. Purchase tickets by calling (305) 929-7010 or order online 24/7 at www.miamicityballet.org.
Performances are at Miami City Ballet Studios, Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Center, Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Theatre located at 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach at 22nd St. one block west of Collins Ave.
Get up close and personal with Miami City Ballet dancers in their 200 seat intimate studio theater when the Open Barre Dance Series showcases three exciting works: George Balanchine’s Tarantella and Symphony in Three Movements and Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy.
George Balanchine’s Tarantella is a non-traditional pas de deux featuring seven minutes of virtually non-stop dancing. Set to music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, it demands great stamina and exceptional footwork, performed at breakneck speed. Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy is a haunting pas de deux danced to music by contemporary composer Arvo Part. It was created for New York City Ballet in 2003.
Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements, a large ensemble work, is choreographed to Stravinsky’s 1945 jazz-flavored score said to evoke his impressions of World War II. Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, will offer a sort of “Ballet l0l” on the piece, breaking down sections, narrating and explaining, and adding his own personal experiences with Balanchine having danced in the 1972 original production at New York City Ballet. This is a wonderful way for audiences to learn more about ballet and Balanchine masterworks.