Miami City Ballet to present free screenings of its upcoming PBS special

By Lawrence Budmen

Miami City Ballet ensemble in "Western Symphony." Photo: Kyle Froman.

Miami City Ballet will present two free preview screenings of the upcoming PBS special Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp at the company’s Miami Beach studios. The film presentation¬†on October 2 opens the company’s Open Barre Dance Series. Great Performances is public television’s award-winning, flagship performing arts series.

Produced by New York public television station WNET, the program features three works from recent MCB repertoire. George Balanchine’s Square Dance melds traditional square dance movements to the Baroque music of Vivaldi and Corelli. Balanchine’s Western Symphony is a lavish, high-kicking spectacle in the Radio City Music Hall tradition, set to Hershey Kay’s pastiche of Western tunes. Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section combines ballet and modern dance with an original score composed and performed by pop star David Byrne.

Both screenings are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

Miami City Ballet presents screenings of Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. October 2 at the Ophelia and Juan Roca Center, 2200 Liberty Avenue in Miami Beach.  877-929-7010; miamicityballet.org.

 

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