(Mirror) South Florida audiences love dance and are fortunate to have the world famous Miami City Ballet resident and performing classical and contemporary masterworks in all three counties.
BALLET PALM BEACH
“Swept Away,” Feb. 1 – 2, Kravis Center
The West Palm Beach-based company presents “Swept Away,” a mixed repertory program featuring the “Romeo and Juliet” balcony pas de deux, “Swept Away,” a collection of dances from timeless Hollywood musicals, and more crowd-pleasing numbers. Tickets at Kravis.org.
AILEY II: THE NEXT GENERATION OF DANCE
Feb. 8, Arsht Center
Led by artistic director Troy Powell, this company of rising young dancers brings both Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by outstanding emerging choreographers to cities across the country and internationally. Tickets at ArshtCenter.org.
MIAMI CITY BALLET
“The Firebird,” Feb. 14 – March 1
“Don Quixote,” March 20 – April 26
Miami City Ballet has epic stories to tell this winter and sprint in performances at all three major regional performing arts: Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, “Firebird” is a fantastical and thrilling story about magic, love, danger, and liberation – one of the greatest of all fairytales, a collaboration between choreographers Balanchine and Robbins with music by the brilliant Stravinsky. “Don Quixote” is a sweeping Spanish-flavored tale of romance and chivalry, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, that oozes vitality and fun. Tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org.
PARIS BALLET CONSERVATORY
Feb. 16, Kravis Center
The Paris Ballet Conservatory offers a traditional program, including “The Sleeping Beauty,” paired with “Etudes,” an adaptation of the famed ballet by Danish choreographer Harald Lander, and the beautiful “Le Corsaire” pas de deux. Tickets at Kravis.org.
Feb. 27, Parker Playhouse
Powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company Che Malambo excites audiences with their percussive dance and musical spectacle. Malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song which originated in the 17th century in the South American pampas. Did we mention they’re hot, also? Tickets at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET
“The Sleeping Beauty,” March 1, Parker Playhouse
The Russian National Ballet has been bringing timeless ballet classics to the stages of North America since 1999. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the company used their new-found creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. Tickets at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
ARTS BALLET THEATRE
March 7 – 8, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center
March 15, Broward Center
Vladimir Isaaev’s Arts Ballet Theatre of South Florida presents “Dr. Ouch,” a ballet in two acts based on children’s poems about a doctor who travels to Africa to save the ill monkeys. It’s a mischievous, hilarious ballet packed with pirates and chases, flying birds and dances, that is sure to please audiences aged 2 to 92 with imaginative costumes and lots of surprises. Tickets at AventuraCenter.org and BrowardCenter.org.
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