Miami City Ballet: New Work by Alexei Ratmansky Plus Three Balanchine Favorites
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The last date listed for Program III: The Masters was Sunday March 3, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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_Run time: 2 hours 11 minutes (including intermissions)*
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
Based on the Hans Christian Anderson 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
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.
*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.