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Miami City Ballet Program 4
April 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Miami City Ballet’s Program Four features the company premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed Concerto DSCH. In addition, the Program presents two of George Balanchine’s classic ballets, including his first great masterwork, Apollo, as well as the haunting La Valse.
In the wake of his triumphant The Fairy’s Kiss, comes the company premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, the amazingly inventive ballet, set to a seething Dmitri Shostakovich piano concerto. Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times had this to say about the ballet: “Its dances pour forth in a continuous stream of galvanizing excitement and affectionate intimacy…The most captivating classical ballet I have seen in years.”
The 2017/18 season finale program also showcases two Balanchine classics, Apollo and La Valse. Apollo, Balanchine’s first great masterwork, literally transformed the art of 20th-century ballet. With its neoclassical approach to dance, this narrative ballet follows the young god of music, beauty and light, and three muses – Calliope, Polyhymnia and Terpsichore, the muse of dance – who compete for his attentions as they dance to Igor Stravinsky’s supremely elegant score.
Finally, La Valse takes place in a dark and mysterious ballroom, where 34 dancers waltz to gripping music by Maurice Ravel that projects a mood of impending doom. The haunting work culminates with the appearance of the dark figure of Death, who claims the life of a woman in white as horrified onlookers swirl about her upraised body.
Miami City Ballet will perform at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on the following dates:
April 6 at 8 p.m.
April 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 8 at 1 p.m.
Tickets to Program Four start at $25 and are available at Miami City Ballet’s box office, by calling 305.929.7010 or 877.929.7010 (Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm) or online at miamicityballet.org.