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Works by Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett to be featured at Miami City Ballet during 2012-13 season

Miami City Ballet has announced a preview of its 27th season, which runs October through March 2013. Here's the news release:

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MIAMI CITY BALLET

FLORIDA’S INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS 2012-13 SEASON!

27th SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • SYMPHONIC DANCES: AN ELECTRIFYING NEW WORK FROM ALEXEI RATMANSKY.
  • A WORLD PREMIERE FROM BRITAIN’S LIAM SCARLETT.
  • THE RETURN OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S APOLLO AND SIR FREDERICK ASHTON’S LES PATINUERS (The Skating Party).
  • THE SYMPHONIC POWER OF THE OPUS ONE ORCHESTRA.

Miami Beach, FL (Mar. 8, 2012): Miami City Ballet, Florida’s internationally acclaimed company, announces its 2012-2013 season of dance in South Florida, which features new works by two of the world’s most innovative and sought-after choreographers: Alexei Ratmansky, regarded as classical ballet’s greatest choreographer, brings us SYMPHONIC DANCES, a dramatic, fast paced work set to the powerful Sergei Rachmaninoff score of the same name. It enters the repertory season following its one-night-only World Premiere performance at the company’s gala on March1, 2012; and 25-year-old Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet of London’s young, celebrated choreographer, has been invited back to Miami City Ballet to create a World Premiere ballet fresh on the heels of the triumphant success of his VISCERA, which had its World Premiere this past winter. Also, returning to the repertory after long absences, are works by the two leading choreographers of the 20th century: George Balanchine and Sir Frederick Ashton. Balanchine’s APOLLO, from 1928 with its ravishing Stravinsky score, and Ashton’s LES PATINUERS - also called THE SKATING PARTY, with all the charm and nostalgia it’s been celebrated for since it was first seen in 1937. Rounding out the season will be many audience favorites: Jerome Robbins’ piano ballet DANCES AT A GATHERING, Balanchine’s dark and turbulent LA VALSE, his Mozartian DIVERTIMENTO No. 15 and his rowdy SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE from the hit Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical ON YOUR TOES. And, in a very different mood, Paul Taylor’s tango-flavored ballet PIAZZOLLA CALDERA.

The holiday season will once again feature George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ in Miami and Fort Lauderdale this December, a delightful treat for the entire family with beautiful sets, lavish costumes, dazzling special effects and Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, featuring a cast of over 100: talented children from South Florida performing with MCB’s international ballet stars.

The symphonic sounds of the Opus One Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Gary Sheldon, returns to play for all repertory programs, supported by a grant from the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The season runs October 2012 through May 2013 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Full and Mini Subscription Packages are now on sale by calling the Miami City Ballet Box Office at (305) 929-7010, toll-free (877) 929-7010 or online at www.miamicityballet.org. Group Discounts (10 or more) are available by calling (305) 929-7001 or toll-free (877) 929-7001.

Full subscription prices range from $69 to $635. All subscribers are offered the opportunity to purchase priority discount seating to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ before the general public.

Miami City Ballet’s 2012-2013 full season line-up is as follows:

PROGRAM I

Les Patinuers (The Skating Party) (Ashton/Meyerbeer)

Apollo (Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Piazzolla Caldera (Taylor/Piazzolla)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (Ziff Ballet Opera House)

Friday, October 19 at 8p.m.

Saturday, October 20 at 8p.m.

Sunday, October 21 at 2p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale (Au-Rene Theater)

Friday, October 26 at 8p.m.

Saturday, October 27 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, October 28 at 2p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach (Dreyfoos Hall)

Friday, November 30 at 8p.m.

Saturday, December 1 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, December 2 at 1p.m.

PROGRAM II

Divertimento No. 15 (Balanchine/Mozart)

Duo Concertant (Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Don Quixote Pas de Duex (after Petipa/Minkus)

World Premiere Ballet by Liam Scarlett (Scarlett/tbd)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (Ziff Ballet Opera House)

Friday, January 11 at 8p.m.

Saturday, January 12 at 8p.m.

Sunday, January 13 at 2p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale (Au-Rene Theater)

Friday, January 18 at 8p.m.

Saturday, January 19 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, January 20 at 2p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach (Dreyfoos Hall)

Friday, January 25 at 8p.m.

Saturday, January 26 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, January 27 at 1p.m.

PROGRAM III

La Valse (Balanchine/Ravel)

The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Balanchine/Bizet)

Tschaikovsky Pas de Duex (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)

Symphonic Dances (Ratmansky/Rachmaninoff) – Repertory Premiere

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach (Dreyfoos Hall)

Friday, February 22 at 8p.m.

Saturday, February 23 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, February 24 at 1p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale (Au-Rene Theater)

Friday, March 1 at 8p.m.

Saturday, March 2 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, March 3 at 2p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (Ziff Ballet Opera House)

Friday, March 8 at 8p.m.

Saturday, March 9 at 8p.m.

Sunday, March 10 at 2p.m.

PROGRAM IV

Dances at a Gathering (Robbins/Chopin)

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Balanchine/Rodgers)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach (Dreyfoos Hall)

Friday, April 5 at 8p.m.

Saturday, April 6 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, April 7 at 1p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale (Au-Rene Theater)

Friday, April 26 at 8p.m.

Saturday, April 27 at 2p.m. & 8p.m.

Sunday, April 28 at 2p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (Ziff Ballet Opera House)

Friday, May 3 at 8p.m.

Saturday, May 4 at 8p.m.

Sunday, May 5 at 2p.m. .

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker TM

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale (Au-Rene Theater)

Friday, December 14 at 7:30p.m.

Saturday, December 15 at 2p.m. & 7:30p.m.

Sunday, December 16 at 1p.m. & 6:30p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (Ziff Ballet Opera House)

Thursday, December 20 at 7:30p.m.

Friday, December 21 at 2p.m. & 7:30p.m.

Saturday, December 22 at 2p.m. & 7:30p.m.

Sunday, December 23 at 1p.m. & 6:30p.m.

Monday, December 24 at 1p.m.

Miami City Ballet Home Theater Addresses:

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Ziff Ballet Opera House

1300 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132

Box office: (305) 949-6722

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Au-Rene Theater

201 S.W. Fifth Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Box office: (954) 462-0222

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

701 Okeechobee Boulevard

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Box office: (561) 832-7469

Photos of the 2012-13 season ballets are available upon request.

Please call Roberto Santiago at (305) 929-7000, ext. 1602, or email rsantiago@miamicityballet.org

About Miami City Ballet

Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, MCB was founded in 1985 by Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has more than 40 dancers, and a repertoire of over 90 ballets which they perform in the four home counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Collier, and around the world. MCB maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Company’s school: Miami City Ballet School.

For more information on Miami City Ballet or to purchase tickets, call 305.929.7010, toll-free 877-929-7010 or visit www.miamicityballet.org. You can also join us on Facebook, follow the Company on Twitter and subscribe to the MCB Blog.

MCB IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. SPONSORED IN PART BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, AND THE FLORIDA COUNCIL ON ARTS AND CULTURE. FUNDING FOR THIS ORGANIZATION IS PROVIDED IN PART BY THE BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE BROWARD CULTURAL COUNCIL AND GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU. MCB PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, CULTURAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM, CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL. MIAMI CITY BALLET HAS COMPLIED WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 496, FLORIDA STATUTES, THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT. OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH1034. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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