Dance fans have an exciting season ahead: Miami City Ballet offers exciting world premieres, while the famed Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharp companies make their perennial winter visits to South Florida. And, the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth serves up an ambitious modern dance series.
Program III – Polyphonia
Miami City Ballet
Feb. 10 - March 12
Arsht Center, Broward Center, Kravis Center
Don’t miss the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss,” based on a Hans Christian Anderson tale and set to music by Stravinsky. Works by Balanchine and Wheeldon round out the program. MiamiCityBallet.org.
Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour
Twyla Tharp, one of the century’s most treasured artists, celebrates fifty years of dancemaking with a double bill: “Preludes and Fugues,” set to music by J.S. Bach, and “Nine Sinatra Songs.” BrowardCenter.org.
Feb. 17 – 18
BODYTRAFFIC is helping establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded in 2007, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, named “the company of the future.” PalmBeachState.edu.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb. 23 – 26
The famed Alvin Ailey troupe, under the leadership of Miami-native Robert Battle, returns to the Magic City. The company will perform critically-acclaimed recent premieres, as well as Ailey’s masterpiece, “Revelations.” AlvinAiley.org.
MOMIX – Opus Cactus
March 24 –25
“Opus Cactus” is a visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets of the Southwestern desert from the unique company that is known for presenting visually-stunning work with inventiveness and exceptional beauty. PalmBeachState.edu.