“The dancers of the Miami City Ballet do George Balanchine better than anyone else.”
- The Huffington Post
SWAN LAKE Balanchine/Tchaikovsky
FANCY FREE Robbins/Bernstein
Swan Lake is the most famous of all ballets, its name practically synonymous with the art form. Miami City Ballet is excited to bring back the glorious version of Acts Two and Four- the “white acts” – which George Balanchine created in 1951 for Maria Tallchief and New York City Ballet. More than a tragic romance, it is a timeless meditation on the universal experience of love and loss, set to Tchaikovsky’s evocative score.
Widely considered to be England’s most promising new choreographer, Liam Scarlett honored MCB in 2012 with Viscera, his first commissioned work for an American company. Praised by The New York Times, this impressive debut pushed the lexicon of classical dance forward with its inspired rhythmic timing and intense physicality honed by the crisp precision of Scarlett’s Royal Ballet training.
In Fancy Free, three sailors on 24-hour leave in New York City during World War II meet three girls on a hot summer night in a story that speaks to the quintessential experience of being young, American, and “On The Town” – the name of the hit musical comedy that Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and the team of Comden and Green developed from it.