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Dance Moves

| April 8, 2015 | Parties

THE PARTY
In a season marked by stellar reviews, the Miami City Ballet scored yet again with its 2015 gala, an evening marked by art, dance, music and serious fundraising at Wynwood’s Soho Studios.

THE CROWD
Both MCB fans and supporters were well-represented in the guest list. Gala chairs Ana and Robert Barlick gave inspiring remarks about the company’s future as attendees enjoyed dinner. There as well were MCB honorary chairs R. Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susan Kronick, who revealed that the ballet has been invited to perform at venues in New York, Chicago, Paris and Israel in the coming months.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Putting on a show has never been an issue for the Miami City Ballet, and the evening didn’t disappoint in that regard. Christofle hosted a Champagne welcome where a chandelier made out of 300 pointe shoes was revealed. But the moment that dazzled the crowd the most was when Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez surprisingly announced a $1 million gift from Claudia and Steven Perles that will go toward the funding of a major 30th anniversary production in 2016. Much applause and dancing later, $1 million in proceeds were raised for the company’s education and outreach initiatives. Bravissimo! –Photography by Seth Browarnik & Rodrigo Gaya/World Red Eye and Manny Hernandez



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