Wednesday Nov 6th 2019

MBCC PARTNERS THE COLONY THEATRE AND MIAMI CITY BALLET JOIN FORCES FOR BALLET ON THE BEACH!

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is located at the heart of Miami Beach’s best arts and cultural offerings, and the MBCC is proud to support two artistic powerhouses in the City Center District as Miami City Ballet and the Colony Theatre join forces for Ballet on the Beach, November 23 and 24, 2019.

 With Ballet on the Beach the Miami City Ballet returns to Lincoln Road, the company’s original home, offering two special performances in the intimate setting of Colony Theatre: on Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 at 2 p.m. Ballet on the Beach consists of shorter performances in a more casual setting and features highlights from the highly anticipated 2019-20 season. All tickets are $35 and include the performance, a pre-show glass of prosecco, and a post-performance chat with Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and MCB dancers. Tickets can be purchased at miamicityballet.org, or by phone at 305.929.7010.

 “We’re excited to present Ballet on the Beach,” said Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director. “We’re delighted to return to Lincoln Road where the Company was born and present the first of these performances. We hope these events provide the public, especially our fans on the Beach, a new way to experience Miami City Ballet, broaden access to new people and hopefully a whole new generation of audiences to this beautiful, enchanting world of ballet.”

 Packed with popular hits and moving soundtracks, Ballet on the Beach features a sneak peek from the upcoming MCB premiere of Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes choreographed by Tony Award-winner Justin Peck. Two dancers will perform Peck’s inventive pas de deux to the legendary score by Aaron Copland, an irresistibly affecting duet punctuated with exquisite moments of playful athleticism and a delightful sense of wonder.

 Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, features breathtaking, expressive dance for two, set to the hauntingly gorgeous 1960 soul hit This Bitter Earth by Dinah Washington remixed with Max Richter’s cinematic soundtrack, On the Nature of Daylight. The volume continues to turn up with a smashing finale: clad in fabulously glamorous costumes designed by Oscar de la Renta, the Miami City Ballet dancers spring into step to Frank Sinatra in Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs.

 Ballet on the Beach will mark the first time MCB performs on Lincoln Road since 1989. Lincoln Road was the site of its original home and studio, where MCB first began 34 years ago. Since then, in relatively short time, the Company grew to what is now recognized internationally and considered one of the nation’s top ballet companies. With Ballet on the Beach, Miami City Ballet aims to broaden audiences in Southern Florida by providing more accessibility and connection to world-class ballet.

For a detailed program and ticket information, visit www.miamicityballet.org. Or purchase tickets by phone at 305.929.7010 and in-person at 2200 Liberty Ave, Miami Beach FL, 33139. Box Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.