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Miami City Ballet

with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

© Daniel Azoulay
Jan 15, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
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Miami City Ballet

with the Naples Philharmonic
Artis—Naples Dance Series

Lourdes Lopez, artistic director
Gary Sheldon, conductor

Chopin/Robbins — Dances at a Gathering
Brahms/Robbins, Tharp — Brahms/Handel

The second program in the Miami City Ballet’s series of performances at Artis—Naples highlights two 20th century masterworks by Jerome Robbins. Dances at a Gathering, featuring ten dancers and live Chopin piano music performed by the Naples Philharmonic, is a profound yet light-hearted tribute to dancers and to dancing. This is the work that marked Robbins’ return to classical dance following his series of Broadway triumphs. And then Brahms/ Handel, a unique collaboration between two choreographic geniuses who were also close friends: Robbins and Twyla Tharp. It’s a whirl of excitement—clever, dynamic, highest-octane—that The New York Times rightly applauded as “unlike anything in the ballet repertory.”

Prelude at 7pm

Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe. The doors to Hayes Hall open 90 minutes prior to this performance.

Miami City Ballet

Miami City Ballet

Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional troupe, by Balanchine standards, anywhere in the world,” Miami City Ballet is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and is considered a leader in the field—nurturing new choreographic voices, creating innovative collaborations and opening new avenues of inclusivity within classical ballet.

The company’s repertory of more than 100 ballets, including 12 world premieres, was built upon the Balanchine works, style and technique. It was then expanded to include beloved classical works of importance and exciting new choreography by groundbreaking contemporary artists.

Miami City Ballet has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and its 2016 debut at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater was hailed by the national press as a resounding success.


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