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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Miami City Ballet presents Program III - March 8-10, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013, 8pm
La Valse (Balanchine/Ravel)
In a dark and mysterious ballroom, thirty-four dancers waltz to gripping music by Ravel that projects a mood of impending doom.  This dramatic work culminates with the appearance of a dark figure of Death, who claims the life of a woman in white as the horrified on-lookers swirl about her upraised body.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Balanchine/Bizet)
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this is a sweet ballet about the innocent courtship between a tin soldier and a paper-doll ballerina.  A poignant story of unrequited love.

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)
A thrilling duet, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux is set to unused music from Swan Lake that Balanchine acquired from the Bolshoi Theatre's archives. Less than 10 minutes long, this tour de force ballet, performed around the world, is both challenging and enchanting.

Symphonic Dances (Ratmansky/Rachmaninoff)
Following the one-night-only World Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s commission in March 2012, Symphonic Dances now enters our repertory for everyone to enjoy. This dramatic, fast-paced work, by one of the world’s most renowned and sought-after choreographers, is set to the powerful Sergei Rachmaninoff score of the same name.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

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