Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) “Open Barre” dance series returns and will feature two programs that offer an in-depth, insider’s view of the Company, the School and a host of creative forces that will give audiences a unique perspective on the art form. Tickets to all “Open Barre” programs are $35 and include a complimentary lobby open bar featuring wine and soft drinks 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Miami Beach Residents Only:
The first 26Miami Beach residents to arrive at the box office prior to Open Barre (starting 1 hour before performance) for the Saturday matinee gets in free. Must present valid ID with Miami Beach address. Miami Beach InCard members save $10 dollars when they purchase their tickets in person only at Miami City Ballet, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or day of performance until curtain time.
“OPEN BARRE WITH JUSTIN PECK” OCTOBER 29 – 30 AT 7 PM
Don’t miss this opportunity to go inside Justin Peck’s hotly anticipated world-premiere Heatscape. Justin Peck is one of today’s most acclaimed young choreographers. In 2014 he was named New York City Ballet’s second-ever resident choreographer and his star is just beginning to rise. Miami City Ballet fans know him from his critically acclaimed Chutes and Ladders. This season, MCB Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez has commissioned the budding choreographer to create an even bigger, more ambitious work that will debut in Spring 2015.
For this presentation of “Open Barre with Justin Peck,” Mr. Peck and special guests, including New York City-based costume design team Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, will participate in a discussion about the creative process and MCB dancers will perform excerpts from his upcoming premiere.
“OPEN BARRE WITH MARIA TORIJA” MARCH 13 AT 7PM AND MARCH 14 AT 2:30PM AND 7PM
Maria Torija is MCB School’s newest senior faculty member and a worldrenowned ballet teacher and dance historian. She is also one of only a few ballet scholars to hold a Ph.D. and an illustrious performing career; having danced professionally for 20 years with Germany’s largest ballet company, Stattsballett Berlin. She is an expert on some of the most important works in ballet including classics such as Paquita, Swan Lake and Giselle as well as the repertoire of George Balanchine. Throughout her career she has worked with some of the most important choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries including Glenn Tetley, Nacho Duato, Jiri Klian, Maurice Bejart, Kenneth MacMillan, Rudolph Nureyev and more.
This presentation of “Open Barre with Maria Torija,” will feature an exploration of ballet history, led by Ms. Torija and performances by the MCB School Ensemble, featuring advanced dancers from MCB School’s Pre-Professional Division.
Tickets on sale Monday, September 15, 2014. To purchase or for more information, call the Miami City Ballet Box Office at 305-929-7010 / Toll Free at 1-888-305- 7010 or visit miamicityballet.org.
Miami City Ballet Studios Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Center, Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Theatre is located at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
“Open Barre” is generously underwritten by Randi Wolfson, Ellen Woflson, Louis Wolfson, III and The Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Foundation, Inc.
ABOUT MIAMI CITY BALLET
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies,” Miami City Ballet is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. The Company has 50 dancers and a repertoire of nearly 100 ballets. Among the Company’s notable achievements have been critically acclaimed performances in Paris and New York City and the nationally televised PBS THIRTEEN special: “Great Performances – Dance In America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.”
During its October to April season Miami City Ballet performs in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples.
Miami City Ballet maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Miami City Ballet School, home to one of the nation’s leading pre-professional ballet training programs.