May 6 – 8, 2022
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1 hour 40 minutes
Balanchine / Prokofiev
This is a tale of sin and redemption, the story of a young man’s hunger for adventure. It features two legendary roles: the rebellious Son and the beautiful Siren. Their partnership culminates in one of the most sensual pas de deux ever to be seen onstage.
In this masterpiece, Balanchine borrowed from the worlds of gymnastics and circus. Fearless acrobatics, soaring leaps and feats of strength punctuate Prodigal Son’s powerful themes. You’ll feel every beat of this adventure – every high spirit, ferocious battle and devastating blow.
“Gauche and cruel, funny and naive, lascivious and tender. … It moves with dramatic force through fantastically perceptive and daring episodes to a conclusion of irresistible emotional conviction.”
– The New York Times
AFTER THE RAIN
Wheeldon / Pärt
Two dancers move slowly, precisely, falling into each other and performing lifts of gorgeous geometry. This soft, melting duet is a window into a relationship full of tenderness. You’ll fall in love with MCB’s premiere of this Wheeldon classic “that feels like one long, sweet exhalation” (The Standard, UK).
Forsythe / Willems
How much fun can two dancers have onstage? Even more than usual in miniskirts designed by Gianni Versace. In this ”gorgeous, edible piece,” the dancers show how much they love to dance and invite you along for the ride (The Guardian). World-renowned choreographer William Forsythe crafts complex steps, reckless shifts of weight and moments of laugh-out-loud humor. This is a pas de deux where our extraordinary dancers shine, showing off their playfulness, bravery and technical attack.
“A gorgeous, edible piece of choreography.”
– The Guardian
WORLD PREMIERE BY CLAUDIA SCHREIER
Schreier / Barish / TBA
Claudia Schreier's second world premiere for MCB, after 2020's Places, blends ballet with technology to explore a landscape of shifting perspectives. Expect a rich and thoughtful journey from this collaboration between the “skilled and sophisticated” Schreier and innovative filmmaker Adam Barish (The New York Times).
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Masks are welcome and encouraged; however, as of March 11, they are NOT REQUIRED for this production at the Arsht Center. We continue to maintain enhanced cleaning and air-filtration procedures for the well-being of all and encourage anyone feeling sick to stay home. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.
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Promo for Screen Reader
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