#Miami City Ballet

Miami Herald

She so loved Beach play with Spanish/Creole parts that she wrote the director a letter

Janet Melk’s connection with Miami New Drama began in the fall of 2017 when she went to the Colony Theatre to catch Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”. The company’s version of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play was just its third production since the troupe was launched by its cofounders, artistic director Michel Hausmann and director-playwright Moisés Kaufman, in early 2016. But the resonant, movingly executed, fresh interpretation of an American classic about birth, life and death in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the 20th century so impressed Melk that she sent Hausmann a handwritten letter.
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Roanoke Ballet Theatre prepares for spooky Halloween show

ROANOKE, Va. – If you have never been to the ballet before and are a little hesitant about going, this would be a great first show to see. The dancers from the Roanoke Ballet Theatre said their Halloween show, Dracula, is a fun production and a little scary, but it is still kid-friendly. The show includes some special effects with smoke and lights. However, this is not your classic ballet. Their production of Dracula puts a modern spin on ballet.
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Palm Beach Daily News

Editorial: All the world's a stage — and we can finally go there

About 20 months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the tail end of the 2019-20 arts season and then moved much of the next season online. Today, arts organizations in the area are ready to return to pre-pandemic ways — but with safety protocols in place to help protect patrons, performers and guest speakers.

Flashback Friday: Celebrating Edward Villella

Edward Villella in many ways epitomized the American ballet dancer of the mid-20th century in his years with New York City Ballet. Born October 1, 1936, in New York City, he began training at School of American Ballet at age 10, and, after stepping away from ballet to earn his degree at New York State Maritime College (where he also proved to be a capable boxer), he joined NYCB in November 1957.
Palm Beach Daily News

Kravis, Miami City Ballet announce single-ticket sales

It's the time of year when tickets go on sale for local performances. More than 125 shows and events with more than 250 individual performances are on tap for 2021-22 season at the Kravis Center, with public ticket sales starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets available will include two shows in the Kravis On Broadway series — "Come From Away" and "Summer: The Donna Summer Special."

Lessons Learned In Balanchine’s Classroom

Finally, the ballet movie everyone’s been waiting for without really knowing it. In Balanchine’s Classroom — the title workmanlike and unprepossessing, like the man himself — offers the first anatomization of George Balanchine’s essence as teacher and choreographer. It’s no dry catalogue of word and image, but a gorgeous, ever-shifting panoply. Its hundreds of excerpts, in studios and on stages, offer clues — often in black and white, sometimes flickering, sometimes hazily dreamlike images — to the pressures and passions that drove him and, in turn, his students. They were to inherit his teaching, his style, his New York City Ballet.

Só Dança’s BE YOU Collection: Embracing each dancer’s individuality

Every dancer is an individual and has special, unique attributes that help them stand out. Whether it is during a stage performance or at an audition or in class, these qualities can be noticed. Even though everyone may be learning the same techniques or combination, there is a beauty in the way that no two dancers are exactly alike. And it is for this reason that it is so important to learn to be yourself.
Miami Herald

Where can you find great dance performances in South Florida? Here is your guide

Arsht: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722, Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. 305-237-3010, MDC Wolfson Campus: 500 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. (305) 237-3000, Miami-Dade County Auditorium: 2901 West Flagler, Miami, 305-237-3582. Miami Design District: 140 NE...

Dancers Making Moves: Announcements You May Have Missed This Month

These dancers are on the move! The end of summer has brought a wave of recent news about changing career paths, including international company changes and an entrepreneurial endeavor. Check out some of the latest announcements on dancer transitions, retirements and leadership appointments. Fall Farewells at New York City Ballet.

Doral holiday festival to offer three weeks of performances

From outdoor digital lights exhibit to an original performance by Miami City Ballet to kick off a three-week concert series in the park, Holiday Festival at Downtown Doral is Miami-Dade’s newest family-friendly arts experience set for the winter season. Presented by the Downtown Doral Culture and Arts Foundation (DDCAF), the...