Theme and Variations
Set in a spectacular 19th-century ballroom to the soaring music of Tchaikovsky, this is classical ballet at its grandest. The cast is large, the costumes lavish, the dancing technically demanding yet joyous and serene -- and with a thrilling finale. Long recognized as a Balanchine masterpiece.
World Premiere by Brian Brooks
Known for his contemporary work in dance and theater, choreographer Brian Brooks expands his adventurous collaborations with classically trained dancers in his first piece for Miami City Ballet. This new work is conceived and choreographed by Brooks, Inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, with a commissioned score by Michael Gordon, American composer and co-founder of Bang on a Can.
The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)
Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) is universally acclaimed as the funniest of all comic ballets, a light-hearted exploration of human relationships – and the surprising tricks the mind can play while enjoying the simple pleasures of an outdoor concert, complete with folding chairs, rain that comes and goes and an enraged pianist.
Theme and Variations (Balanchine / Tchaikovsky)
World Premiere by Brian Brooks (Brooks/Gordon)
The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) (Robbins / Chopin)
Free Pre-Performance Talks
Join members of Miami City Ballet’s artistic staff in the Peacock Foundation Studio one hour prior to curtain for Behind the Ballet, a lively discussion and question-and-answer session about the ballets you're about to see.
Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m.: Principal Dancers Simone Messmer and Rainer Krenstetter
Sunday, February 11 at 1 p.m.: Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez
Speakers are subject to change.