Mirror Jan. 2017: Winter Arts Preview

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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

Feb. 13

Broward Center

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.

 

BODYTRAFFIC

Feb. 17 – 18

Duncan Theatre

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

Arsht Center

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

Duncan Theatre

“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.