The Miami City Ballet 2011-2012 season opens with Program I, featuring four ballets that run the gamut from classic to contemporary:
- Square Dance (Balanchine/Vivaldi and Corelli): Balanchine’s breezy and exuberant Square Dance reveals a surprising number of connections between American barn dancing and the classical vocabulary of academic ballet.
- Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins/Debussy): Jerome Robbins’ riveting duet between a young man in a dance studio absorbed by his reflection in a mirror and a young woman who enters the studio and interrupts his reverie. It was observing a young student at the School of American Ballet that inspired Jerome Robbins to create this masterpiece. That student was MCB Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella.
- Liturgy (Wheeldon/Pärt): An intensely sensual and haunting pas de deux by one of the world’s leading choreographers, Liturgy involves two dancers intertwining to the contemporary sounds of composer Arvo Pärt.
- In The Upper Room (Tharp/Glass): This turbulent, explosive, almost hypnotic experience is Twyla Tharp’s signature dance and a contemporary masterwork. An endurance test filled with power, energy and speed, it leaves the viewers, as well as the dancers, breathless.
Tickets range from $19 to $85. For tickets, please contact (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010. Tickets are also available online via miamicityballet.org or in person at Miami City Ballet.