The Miami City Ballet wraps its 2013-14 season at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from March 28-30 with a flourish—and an epic windmill battle, with Don Quixote.
Reyneris Reyes and Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg in Don Quixote.
Photo by Mitchell Zachs
MCB’s final performance of the season will take on the ballet based on Miguel de Cervantes’ famed novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha. Staged in four acts and eight scenes, the ballet transports the audience to imperial Spain, where heroic bullfighters, mysterious gypsies, gargantuan spiders, giants and Sancho all converge for a story of chivalry and love as Don Quixote searches for his beloved Dulcinea. Alexander Gorsky adapted the choreography from Marius Petipa, while the music is by Ludwig Minkus.
- Showtimes are Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 30 at 1 p.m.
- Tickets range from $20-$95.
- For more information, visit miamicityballet.org.
Although Don Quixote marks the end of the 2013-14 season, MCB is already looking toward the future, announcing its twenty-ninth season, which will include four company premieres:
On November 21, Miami City Ballet will debut its 2014-15 season at the Kravis Center with Romeo and Juliet set to a score by Sergei Prokofiev—a sold-out program during the company’s twenty-fifth season (get your tickets early!).
Patricia Delgado and Renan Cerdeiro in Romeo and Juliet.Photo by Alberto Oviedo.
Hear the Music will kick off 2015 with three different works: Nine Sinatra Songs, Mercuric Tidings and Symphony in Three Movements.
Emily Bromberg and Jovani Furlan in Mercuric Tidings.
Photo by Alberto Oviedo.
At the end of February, Program III: Passion & Grace will include a Balanchine/Tchaikovsky classic, Allegro Brillante, and two premieres: Sweet Fields, choreographed by Twyla Tharp and set to American hymnal Shaker music and the U.S. premiere of Carmen, adapted from the Georges Bizet opera and choreographed by Richard Alston.
Miami City Ballet dancer Jeanette Delgado in Carmen by Richard Alston.
Photo by Alberto Oviedo.
Wrapping the twenty-ninth season is Program IV: Points of Departure. The performance will include another Balanchine work, Raymonda Variations; the world premiere of a new 35-minute routine created by MCB choreographer Justin Peck; and the company premiere of The Concert (Or, the Perils of Everybody).
Miami City Ballet dancers in Raymonda Variations.Choreography by George Balanchine, courtesy of The George Balanchine Trust.Photo courtesy of Steven Caras.
- For more on Miami City Ballet’s 2014-15 season, miamicityballet.org.
Photos courtesy of Miami City Ballet.