End of The Season Wrap Up.

Posted by on 05.05.2011

The Miami City Ballet dancers love ballet and we love our jobs.  But that doesn’t mean that we don’t look forward to the end of the season.  It is only understandable right?  This doesn’t make us bad people!  I mean, just look back at what we had crammed into the past 8 months:

We started our season with a four -month crash course of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.  We then spent two weeks filming three ballets for PBS’ Great Performances: Dance in America, Balanchine’s Square Dance, Tharp’s Golden Section, and Balanchine’s Western Symphony.  Then we hit the stage with Program I in October, followed by a nice long run of Nutcracker.  After returning to work on January 3rd, we opened Program II a week later with a ballet new to the company.  Followed by yet another company premier in Program III, then the grand finale: three acts and three hours of Romeo and Juliet.
Phew.  I get tired just thinking about it.  So it is only natural that we look forward to a little bit of a vacation!  In fact we celebrated our last day of the season with a wonderful get together that resulted in a couple noise complaints.  What can we say, we are a big group of 50 who enjoy each other’s company.

Miami City Ballet's poster for our Paris tour.

So now that 2010-2011 is over, what is up next for the Company?  This is going to undoubtedly be one of the best seasons the company has seen in it’s 26 years.  This will be my sixth season, and is sure to be the most exciting season since I have been here.
First of all, we are going on tour to Paris in July.  Three weeks, 14 ballets, 50 plus dancers.  It is sure to be huge for us.  Soon we will be a world-renowned company!  And don’t worry, I will keep you up to date with all the action right here on TENDUS.
As for the regular season, Program I will be Balanchine’s Square Dance, Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, Wheeldon’s Liturgy, and Tharp’s popular In The Upper Room. Internationally renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett is coming to Miami to set an original work on the Company to premier in Program II with Robbins’ In The Night and Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial. The season will also include two full-lengths, Giselle and Coppelia.
So Miami City Ballet will not be on stage in Miami until October, but if you miss us that much, you can hop over the pond to see us perform 14 of the most amazing ballets I have ever been a part of.  It is sure to be the opportunity of a lifetime.  And we are ready.

1 Comment

  1. I had the opportunity to see Romeo and Juliet in West Palm. The entire production was outstanding! What a treat! Will the company be performing this production again in the near future?

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