Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Announces Their 2013-2014 Season, Begin. with PENTIMENTO & FOUR SUITES FOR ORCHESTRA
Arts Ballet Theatre,
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, nurtured and grown under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev since October of 1997, leaps into its 16th Season starting October 12, 2013 with PENTIMENTO, and FIREBIRD and ends with their Spring Gala on May 3 and 4, 2014.
PENTIMENTO, created by choreographer Vicente Nebrada, includes excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach's FOUR SUITES FOR ORCHESTRA. The ballet is a bold, abstract work that is based on the art form of painting called pentimento. The artist changes his or her mind about the composition of his painting during the process of painting, and then changes it. This ballet applies the same approach to dance: the concept for the dances and costumes change throughout the performance. Using masks, flowing fabric and creative lighting to create a mystical effect, the piece develops through layers of movement, color and light. Adding to mystical effects is original costuming by Cristina Gianinni.
On the same evening and back by popular demand, the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents FIREBIRD, with Stravinsky's brilliant score that tells the tale of a magical firebird who helps a heroic prince rescue a beautiful princess. With exuberant dancing, magical special effects, fantastic costumes designed by Jorge Gallardo, new sets by Jim Hammond, and gorgeous backdrops by designer Elena Bond, this magnificent production will enthrall and enchant audiences.
In December, the company of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will once again journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the traditional annual audience favorite, THE NUTCRACKER. This holiday 'chestnut' depicts the tale of a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve and the adventure she undertakes when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker, comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, travel to the Land of Sweets, enjoy festivities with delicious international treats, and finally travel home.
The December 8th NUTCRACKER GALA will begin at 7:00 pm at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, with tapas and libations, a reception with the international corps of dancers, and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from donations from Tiffany's, to weekend getaways at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, followed by the grand opening performance of the holiday season. Additional performances follow at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, on December 13th, 14th, and 15th and at the Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, December 21st and 22nd.