MIAMI CITY BALLET’S
ballet on the beach
18 dancers. 3 ballet hits. 1 weekend
Miami City Ballet is returning to the heart of South Beach for Ballet on the Beach, a program of short works by award-winning choreographers to a soundtrack of vintage pop hits by iconic artists - 60s soul songbird Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra and legendary composer Aaron Copland.
Take in the extraordinary Miami City Ballet dancers and experience highlights from MCB’s 2019/20 season in quintessential Miami Beach style - at the beautiful Colony Theatre, with a complimentary glass of Freixenet Mionetto Prosecco in hand.
THIS BITTER EARTH
Wheeldon / Richter, Otis
This Bitter Earth fills up the room and takes your breath away with its power and smoldering beauty. Dinah Washington’s soulful 1960 hit This Bitter Earth is remixed with Max Richter’s On the Nature of Daylight to create a cinematic and haunting soundtrack.
RODEO: FOUR DANCE EPISODES (excerpt)
Peck / Copland
Experience the irresistible pas de deux from Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, full of playful athleticism and an infectious sense of wonder. Tony Award-winning Justin Peck’s thrilling choreography works together with Copland’s beloved American score to make “many people rejoice watching dance in the 21st… Its effect on the audience is inspiring.” New York Times
NINE SINATRA SONGS
Tharp / Sinatra
This inventive and elegant work was created by trio of legendary artists - be seduced by Twlya Tharp’s choreography, seven swirling couples in costumes by Oscar de la Renta, and of course, the best of Frank Sinatra’s swinging hits including My Way, That’s Life and One for My Baby (One More For The Road).
Tickets include a complimentary pre-show glass of prosecco thanks to Freixenet Mionetto. Lobby doors open 30mins prior to performance start time.
Stay after the performance and join our post-show chat and Q&A with Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and MCB dancers.
Ballet On the Beach is supported by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.
Thank you to our media sponsor, WLRN
and our Prosecco sponsor, Freixenet Mionetto.