Miami City Ballet Presents Program Three: A World Premiere of Brian Brooks' One Line Drawn, Jerome Robbins' The Concert (Or, The Perils Of Everybody) and More

Miami City Ballet Presents Program Three: A World Premiere of Brian Brooks' One Line Drawn, Jerome Robbins' The Concert (Or, The Perils Of Everybody) and More

Miami City Ballet's Program Three features the highly anticipated world premiere of One Line Drawn commissioned exclusively for the company by the Harris Theater of Music and Dance in Chicago with choreography by Brian Brooks. In addition to Brook's premiere, the Program also juxtaposes the old and the new, featuring George Balanchine's classic masterpiece Theme and Variations, with soaring music by Tchaikovsky, as well as Jerome Robbins' lighthearted The Concert (or, the Perils of Everybody), universally acclaimed as the funniest of all comic ballets.

In other upcoming news, Miami City Ballet is proudly looking ahead to performances with two world-class cultural festivals. The company will open Charleston's 42nd Spoleto Festival USA on May 25 before traveling to Paris for performances with the prestigious Les Etés de la Danse Festival, June 28 - 30.

Known for his contemporary work in dance and theater, celebrated choreographer Brian Brooks expands his adventurous collaborations with classically trained dancers in his first piece for Miami City Ballet. This new work, One Line Drawn, is conceived and choreographed by Brooks, with a commissioned score by American composer and Miami Beach native Michael Gordon.

Balanchine's Theme and Variations is classical ballet at its grandest, set in a spectacular 19th-century ballroom to the soaring music of Tchaikovsky. The cast is large, the costumes lavish, the dancing technically demanding yet joyous and serene - and with a thrilling finale.

Performing another Robbins favorite, The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) is universally acclaimed as the funniest of all comic ballets. Set to Chopin's alluring piano music, The Concert is a light-hearted exploration of human relationships - and the surprising tricks the mind can play while enjoying the simple pleasures of an outdoor concert, complete with folding chairs, rain that comes and goes and an enraged pianist.

Miami City Ballet performs in three locations across South Florida: Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm

Beach counties. Program Three featuring the Brian Brooks premiere will be performed as follows:

February 9 - 11 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami

March 2 - 4 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

March 17 - 18 Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

TICKETS:

Tickets to Program Three start at $25 and are available at the box office, by calling 305.929.7010 or 877.929.7010 (Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm) or online at miamicityballet.org.

ABOUT MIAMI CITY BALLET:

Miami City Ballet, now in its 32nd season, has been led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez since 2012. Lopez was recently named one of "The Most Influential People in Dance Today" by Dance Magazine. MCB was founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 51 dancers and a repertoire of more than 100 ballets. MCB performs for nearly 100,000 patrons annually during its South Florida home season in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, and tours to top theaters domestically and internationally.

Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, is one of the most respected ballet training academies in America. The School's renowned faculty, challenging syllabus and affiliation with Miami City Ballet make it a place where all students - from children to adults - can receive comprehensive dance training. The School trains approximately 400 students, ages 3-18, in its year- round program, and 400 during its summer programs, granting nearly $500,000 in scholarships annually. More than 500 adults participate in a vibrant community division.

Miami City Ballet is headquartered in Miami Beach, Fla., at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica.

FUNDING

Major funding for Miami City Ballet is provided by the Ford Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Louis B. Mayer Foundation and The Shubert Foundation.

The Brian Brooks World Premiere was commissioned for Miami City Ballet by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance with support from the Jay Franke and David Herro Choreographer in Residence Fund through the Imagine campaign.

Miami City Ballet is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Miami-Dade County support is provided by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners with additional support provided by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs program, and the Cultural Arts Council. Palm Beach County support is provided in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Broward County funding is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Miami City Ballet is a registered trademark of Miami City Ballet, Inc.

MIAMI CITY BALLET - HOME THEATER ADDRESSES:

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Ziff Ballet Opera House

1300 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Au-Rene Theater

201 S.W. Fifth Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

701 Okeechobee Boulevard

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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