Miami City Ballet to Celebrate 30th Anniversary Season with Red-Carpet Event, 10/23

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - (September 24, 2015) - Miami City Ballet will kick off its landmark 30th Anniversary Season with a red-carpet opening night celebration at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, on October 23, 2015 at 6:30pm.

Ticket holders are invited to join the company 90 minutes prior to curtain on the Arsht Center's Thompson Plaza for the Arts for an open-air reception with specialty cocktails, a live DJ, photo ops and a toast to 30 years of ballet. No RSVP necessary.

Program One opens the season with three fan favorites, including Swan Lake, George Balanchine's one-act version of the most famous of all ballets, set to Tchaikovsky's most dramatic and evocative score. The program also features the return of Viscera, a rhythmic and intensely physical work created on MCB by Liam Scarlett, widely considered to be England's most promising new choreographer; and Fancy Free, Jerome Robbins' and Leonard Bernstein's breakthrough World War II ballet - the story of three sailors making the most of their 24-hour shore leave in New York City, and the basis for the hit musical "On The Town."

MCB's 30th Anniversary Season is presented in loving memory of R. Kirk Landon, a remarkable philanthropist, leader and beloved friend to Miami City Ballet.

Tickets start at just $20 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit miamicityballet.org or call the MCB Box Office at 305.929.7010 or toll free at 877.929.7010.

When & Where:

Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House Address: 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Dates: Friday, October 23, 8:00pm (with Opening Night Celebration at 6:30pm)

Saturday, October 24, 8:00pm Sunday, October 25, 2:00pm

Venue: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater Address: 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Dates: Saturday, November 7, 8:00pm

Sunday, November 8, 2:00pm

Venue: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall Address: 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Dates: Friday, November 13, 8:00pm

Saturday, November 14, 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm

About Miami City Ballet:

Hailed by The New York Times as "one of America's most beloved dance companies," Miami City Ballet is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. The Company has 51 dancers and a repertoire of nearly 100 ballets. The Company 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. Among the Company's notable achievements have been critically acclaimed seasons in Paris and New York City and the nationally televised PBS THIRTEEN special: Great Performances - Dance In America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.

Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, is a competitive pre-professional ballet training academy with a vibrant community division serving nearly 900 students and granting $500,000 in scholarships annually.

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



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