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Miami City Ballet on WPBT2

MCB_GOLDEN SECTION_7814_2 Witness the grace and beauty of one of America’s finest dance companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, in a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Watch the company’s critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine’s “Square Dance” and “Western Symphony” and Tharp’s “The Golden Section.” Actor Andy Garcia hosts. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening’s presentation is in collaboration with PBS member station WPBT.



GREAT PERFORMANCES “Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp” airs Friday, October 28 at 9pm as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. MCB_SQUARE DANCE_1043_2

Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp

Logo copy FREE Preview Screenings of MCB on Great Performances
Sunday, October 2, 2011
4pm & 7pm

Miami City Ballet Studios
at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Free tickets are available in person Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm at Miami City Ballet Studios, or by phone at 305.929.7010 or toll free 877.929.7010.

Two free showings of the new PBS television program “Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp” at Miami City Ballet’s intimate Studio Theater, Lynn & Luis Wolfson, II Theatre.

WNET/THIRTEEN, New York’s PBS station, puts the spotlight on one of America’s finest dance companies, Miami’s own MIAMI CITY BALLET, in the new television program Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp.  This program – a trio of signature works by the renowned choreographers – will showcase the company’s critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine’s Square Dance (music by Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli) and Western Symphony (music by Hershey Kay) and Tharp’s “The Golden Section” (music composed and performed by David Byrne).

Great Performances is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.“Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine &Tharp” will air Friday, October 28 at 9pm on WPBT2.

This is a screening only -- no live performance.

The Beloved "Nutcracker" is a Holiday Special on WPBT2

Nutcracker_Yamaguchi_2 Kristi Yamaguchi hosts the lavish holiday treat, Great Performances Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, on Monday, December 21 at 9:00 p.m. on WPBT2.

San Francisco Ballet makes the beloved Nutcracker its own, resetting it during the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition and introducing viewers to the dazzling Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan. The work is choreographed by artistic director Helgi Tomasson and features sets and costumes by, respectively, Michael Yeargan and Martin Pakledinaz, both repeat Tony Award-winning designers. San Francisco Ballet music director and principal conductor Martin West conducts Tchaikovsky’s sprightly score.  “Striking, elegant and beautiful,” assessed The New York Times.    

 “I have grown up with this wonderful company,” says Yamaguchi. “It was with them that my mom, Carole, took me to my first Nutcracker. Pretty impressive for a little girl, with all that magic and sparkle, thrilling music and those costumes! I think that’s when I fell in love with performing. Next year, I’ll be taking my little girls, five and three, to their first production.”

 NUTCRACKER-008E The Nutcracker, which was first performed in Russia in 1892, holds a special significance for San Francisco Ballet, America’s oldest professional ballet company. The ballet had its U.S. premiere there in 1944.

Tchaikovsky’s beguiling score is one of the most popular pieces of music ever written. Think “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes.” Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, it was first proposed to Tchaikovsky by legendary choreographer Marius Petipa as a follow-up to Tchaikovsky’s other successful ballets at Russia’s famed Mariinsky Theatre: Swan Lake (1877) and The Sleeping Beauty (1890). The composer began work on it in 1891.


More Rising Stars

Nwsadanceoverview The New World School of the Arts presented the high school student choreographic concert on March 27. Eight performances took place and each was choreographed by a student. Some of the performers shared their passion and dreams with uVu.

You can also see some of the performances on uVu and other stories about New World School of the Arts Students by clicking here.