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Miami City Ballet’s season, with orchestra on all programs, will open with Spanish fanfare when the Company premieres the ballet Don Quixote as Program I. Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel mesmerized Spain and the rest of the world for four hundred years – inspiring major works of art, plays, and ballets. There have been many dance enactments of the tale of the man from La Mancha – and Miami City Ballet’s full-length production will be based on some of the best – from the famed 19th century choreographers Marius Petipa and Alexsandr Gorsky, with some exciting and lively enhancements.

This work is filled with plenty of ballet action and Spanish-style dancing. Costumes and sets – directly from American Ballet Theatre’s New York run – are exceptional. The music composed by Léon Minkus will be played live by the Florida Classical Orchestra. Don Quixote will be one of the largest productions ever performed by Miami City Ballet, featuring nearly 50 dancers.

Other not-to-be missed Company Premieres throughout the season include In the Upper Room and Liturgy on Program II. One of contemporary choreographer Twyla Tharp’s most popular works, In the Upper Room is a one-act ballet filled with power, energy and speed. A kind of ballet and modern dance face-off, the work features some dancers on pointe and others in sneakers and is set to music by Philip Glass.

A cast of 13 performers dance through smoke and light and thrill audiences with what Tharp describes as “fierce, driving, and relentless moves” that “burn the retina.” And Liturgy is a work by Christopher Wheeldon, Resident Choreographer for New York City Ballet, considered one of the top ballet choreographers in the world today. Wheeldon’s Liturgy is a haunting pas de deux danced to music by contemporary composer Arvo Pärt. Also showing on Program II is George Balanchine’s Agon and Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun.

Program III will show the Company Premiere of Lilac Garden by Anthony Tudor. The ballet is a tale of secret romantic truths between a quartet of lovers. The main character Caroline, about to marry for convenience, throws a garden party before her wedding. Among the guests are her true love and a woman who, unknown to her, is her fiancé’s former mistress.

Quick meetings and interrupted confidences end in an interesting climax. This work, often called a “psychological ballet” is set to music by Ernest Chausson. Also on Program III are George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations and Symphony In Three Movements. As a special treat a second full-length 19th Century classic, Giselle, will provide a grand finale to a grand season for Program IV.

Once again, Miami City Ballet will present George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. This delightful holiday season family event features a cast of more than 100 professional dancers and talented students from Miami City Ballet School and the community.

Subscription packages to which Nutcracker tickets can be added, are on sale now through Miami City Ballet’s Box Office. Single tickets for repertory performances will go on sale through Miami City Ballet’s Box Office in early August.

Four-program subscription series are priced from $230 to $72; two-program “mini-subscriptions” are priced from $120 to $38. Single ticket prices for the repertory are $105 to $22 for Program I and $100 to $20 for Programs II-IV. Nutcracker ticket prices are $59.75 to $19.95. Prices for the opening night donor sections for the repertory programs are slightly higher.

For more information about subscription packages and single ticket offerings (including group discounts and student discounts), please call Miami City Ballet Box Office toll-free at (877) 929-7010. Tickets go on sale through the theaters’ Box Offices and through Ticketmaster in early September.

Following is the entire season line-up.
*Company Premiere (Programs subject to change)

Program I
Don Quixote*

Miami Performing Arts Center
Friday, October 13 at 8p.m.
Saturday, October 14 at 8p.m.
Sunday, October 15 at 2p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, October 20 at 8p.m.
Saturday, October 21 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, October 22 at 2p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, November 17 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Saturday, November 18 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, November 19 at 1p.m.

Program II
Agon
Afternoon of a Faun
Liturgy*
In the Upper Room*

Miami Performing Arts Center
Friday, January 12 at 8p.m.
Saturday, January 13 at 8p.m.
Sunday, January 14 at 2p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, January 19 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Saturday, January 20 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, January 21 at 1p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, January 26 at 8p.m.
Saturday, January 27 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, January 28 at 2p.m.

Program III
Raymonda Variations
Lilac Garden*
Symphony In Three Movements
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 9 at 8p.m.
Saturday, February 10 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, February 11 at 2p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 16 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Saturday, February 17 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, February 18 at 1p.m.
Miami Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 2 at 8p.m.
Saturday, March 3 at 8p.m.
Sunday, March 4 at 2p.m.

Program IV
Giselle
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 9 at 8p.m.
Saturday, March 10 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, March 11 at 2p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 16 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Saturday, March 17 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, March 18 at 1p.m.
Miami Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 30 at 8p.m.
Saturday, March 31 at 8p.m.
Sunday, April 1 at 2p.m.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, December 1 at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, December 2 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sunday, December 3 at 2p.m.
Miami Performing Arts Center
Friday, December 15 at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sunday, December 17 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, December 21 at 7:30p.m.
Friday, December 22 at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, December 23 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sunday, December 24 at 1p.m.

Miami City Ballet Home Theater Addresses:
Miami Performing Arts Center
1300 NE Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, 33132
Box office: (305) 949-MPAC (6722) or 1-866-949-MPAC (6722)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Box office: (561) 832-7469
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Box office: (954)462-0222

Miami City Ballet performs in the Tri-County South Florida area: in Broward at the Broward Center For Performing Arts, in Miami-Dade at the Miami Performing Arts Center, and in Palm Beach at the Kravis Center For The Performing Arts. Miami City Ballet is also presented as the resident ballet company at the Naples Philharmonic Center in Naples, Florida. The Company also tours extensively both nationally and internationally.

For more information please visit www.miamicityballet.org

*Katia Carranza in Don Quixote. Photo by Steven Caras.



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