For Miami City Ballet’s closing program of the season, the storied dance company will celebrate choreographers that have helped change the course of ballet, from legends to the future of dance. Coming to the Kravis Center March 27-29, Program IV: Points of Departure will feature the celebrated George Balanchine, Broadway icon Jerome Robbins, and one of the brightest stars in choreography today, Justin Peck, each an influential voice in the world of ballet in their own right.
The Concert by Jerome Robbins
The program opens with George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations. A masterwork in every sense of the word, Balanchine stripped the ballet to its core, showcasing the amazing choreographic marvel set to Russian composer Alexander Glazunov’s score – music Balanchine loved for its “grand and generous manner, its joy and playfulness.”
Jerome Robbins’ comedic ballet, The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody), is as much about the humorous shortcoming s of human relationships as it is a spoof on ballet itself, all set to Chopin.
Program IV wraps with the world premiere of Justin Peck’s Heatscape. With set design by renowned visual artist Shepard Fairey, Miami City Ballet has billed Heatscape as an “entirely new exploration of movement, music, costuming and art design.”
“Program IV: Points of Departure” will take the stage at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Dreyfoos Hall, March 27-29.
- Showtimes: March 27, 8p.m.; March 28, 2 and 8 p.m.; March 29, 1 p.m.
- Tickets start at $20.
- For more information, visit miamicityballet.org.