Miami City Ballet http://wlrn.org en Miami City Ballet Kicks Off New Year With Catalán Folk Music And Bare Feet http://wlrn.org/post/miami-city-ballet-kicks-new-year-catal-n-folk-music-and-bare-feet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami City Ballet for the first time is dipping its (bare) toes into the work of famous Spanish choreographer Nacho </span>Duato<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this Friday. The work, </span>“Jardi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tancat<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” is a soulful and lyrical piece, performed in barefoot to&nbsp;</span>Catalán<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;folk music. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:03:37 +0000 Arianna Prothero 26242 at http://wlrn.org Miami City Ballet Kicks Off New Year With Catalán Folk Music And Bare Feet What Do You Think Of The Dancing Lady In Miami's Skyline? http://wlrn.org/post/what-do-you-think-dancing-lady-miamis-skyline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve spent any time on the MacArthur Causeway this past year, you’ve seen the 200-foot tall, shimmying silhouette of the dancing lady on the side of the Intercontinental Hotel.</span></p><p>The giant, multi-colored light display on the side of the building danced into our hearts – or danced us into ire—last December. Whether you love or hate the dancing lady, she’s become a staple of the Miami skyline.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:40:53 +0000 Arianna Prothero 24005 at http://wlrn.org What Do You Think Of The Dancing Lady In Miami's Skyline? Miami City Ballet Opens With Fast, Furious, Toe-Breaker: Ballo della Regina http://wlrn.org/post/miami-city-ballet-opens-fast-furious-toe-breaker-ballo-della-regina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami City Ballet’s season opens the evening of Oct. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 22285 at http://wlrn.org Miami City Ballet Opens With Fast, Furious, Toe-Breaker: Ballo della Regina Ballet Provides Cuban Defectors A New Start In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/ballet-provides-cuban-defectors-new-start-miami <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Wv1mK1uZJBg" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami operates out of an old, white mansion in Little Havana. Just like any company, the dancers start their day with ballet class.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 14477 at http://wlrn.org Ballet Provides Cuban Defectors A New Start In Miami Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Boys In Ballet http://wlrn.org/post/rolling-out-red-carpet-boys-ballet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">If you ask someone to name a valuable commodity, they may say gold, or oil. Ask someone in ballet the same question, and there’s good chance they’ll say boys.</span></p><p>Most ballets have almost equal part male and female roles. But in the U.S., boys who want to do ballet are hard to come by. &nbsp;</p><p>For that reason boys often receive full scholarships to ballet schools and other forms of special treatment in order to attract them to the profession.</p><p>Former principal dancer with New York City Ballet Philip Neal was one of those boys.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 13445 at http://wlrn.org Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Boys In Ballet Why Ballet Is A Man's World, Except In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/why-ballet-mans-world-except-miami <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legendary choreographer George </span>Balanchine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;once said, “ballet is woman,” and that seems to be the case, considering the scarcity of boys aspiring to become ballet dancers compared to the legions of girls. &nbsp;But of the girls who grow up to become top dancers, few have actually graduated into the upper levels of leadership.</span></p><p></p><p><strong>Ballet’s Glass Ceiling</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 13436 at http://wlrn.org Why Ballet Is A Man's World, Except In Miami WLRN's Continuing Coverage of Big Changes At Miami City Ballet http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-continuing-coverage-big-changes-miami-city-ballet <p></p><p></p><p>On September 4th, the Miami City Ballet suddenly announced the company’s founder, Edward Villella, had resigned that morning from his post as artistic director 8 months earlier than planned. Not only is Villella one of America’s most famous dancers, he is one of South Florida’s biggest cultural commodities. In 25 years, he created a world-class ballet company from scratch and helped spark Miami’s arts renaissance. But, the last year at Miami City Ballet had been marked by financial troubles and power struggles. Insiders claimed that Villella had been forced out.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:45:57 +0000 Arianna Prothero 9704 at http://wlrn.org What Broward And Palm Beach Ballet-Goers Can Expect From Miami City Ballet's New Program http://wlrn.org/post/what-broward-and-palm-beach-ballet-goers-can-expect-miami-city-ballets-new-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami City Ballet’s Program II: Tradition and Innovation&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.miamicityballet.org/Program_II.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">opens in Fort Lauderdale Friday evening</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts before it heads to West Palm Beach the following weekend.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7895 at http://wlrn.org What Broward And Palm Beach Ballet-Goers Can Expect From Miami City Ballet's New Program For The First Time In 27 Years, Miami City Ballet Performs With New Artistic Director http://wlrn.org/post/first-time-27-years-miami-city-ballet-performs-new-artistic-director <p></p><p>It’s opening night for <a href="http://www.miamicityballet.org/Program_I.php">the Miami City Ballet</a>.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:40:46 +0000 Arianna Prothero 3187 at http://wlrn.org For The First Time In 27 Years, Miami City Ballet Performs With New Artistic Director Miami City Ballet’s New Artistic Director, FIU’s School Of Music Director http://wlrn.org/post/miami-city-ballet-s-new-artistic-director-fiu-s-school-music-director <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">On this fundraising edition of&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">South Florida Arts Beat</strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">, we’ll meet Miami City Ballet’s new Artistic Director, Ms. Lourdes Lopez. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Paul Leary 1751 at http://wlrn.org Miami City Ballet’s New Artistic Director, FIU’s School Of Music Director