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Miami City Ballet

with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

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© Daniel Azoulay
© Daniel Azoulay
© Gene Schiavone
© Alexander Iziliaev
Mar 5, 8:00pm
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Miami City Ballet

with the Naples Philharmonic
Artis—Naples Dance Series


Lourdes Lopez, artistic director
Gary Sheldon, conductor

Hindemith/Balanchine — The Four Temperaments
Stravinsky/Balanchine — Duo Concertant
Helsed/Bournonville — The Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux
Martinů/Peck — Heatscape


The Four Temperaments, which opens Program Three, is a magnificent groundbreaking work inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made of four different humors that determine a person’s temperament. Balanchine believed in “seeing the music”—and in the extended duet Duo Concertant, one of the sensations of New York City Ballet’s legendary 1972 Stravinsky Festival, the on-stage violinist and pianist play an integral role. The romantic and joyous Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux brings us the grace and charm characteristic of the Danish 19th-century master choreographer August Bournonville. Lastly, inspired by Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District, Heatscape rounds out the bill. Choreographer Justin Peck and visual artist Shepard Fairey beautifully merge ballet and guerilla street art in this stunning collaboration of movement, music and design.


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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