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#1 bart

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 06:30 PM

Subscription renewal information describes this 20th season as a "Season of American Signatures featuring signature works of modern American masters."

Company premieres: Push Comes to Shove (Tharp) and Dances at a Gathering (Robbins).

Revivals include: Prodigal Son (Balanchine); Nine Sinatra Songs (Tharp -- last performed in 2002-3 season); Slaughter on 10th Avenue (Balanchine, 2002-3); The Quick Step: Unspeakable Jazz Must Go! (Villella) and Ballanchine's Concerto Barocco and Duo Concertante.

Miami City performs 4 programs (plus multiple Balanchine's Nutcrackers) in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. I think they also include performances in Naples (Fla.) in addition to touring. Edward Villella, the Artistic Director, was a famous Prodigal Son and was in the original cast of Dances at a Gathering.

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 08:17 PM

In Naples, the company is brought in by the Naples Philharmonic's supporters and is accompanied by that orchestra, I believe; live music in the Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach venues, where the company "self-produces", remains a sometime thing, although I can testify that the quality of the recorded sound in Miami Beach has greatly improved in the last few years. Both there and in Ft. Lauderdale, they have brought in their own sound operator and some better equipment.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 02:45 PM

Here's specific program information on the 2005-6 20th Anniversary Season. Note the way it keeps the focus on Balanchine for each program, while balancing those ballets with top-quality work that is quite different.

PROGRAM I
-- Donizetti Variations and Prodigal Son (Balanchine)
-- The Quick-Step: Unspeakable Jazz Must Go (Villella -- 1920s section from the full-length Neighborhood Ballroom)

PROGRAM II
-- Push Comes to Shove (Tharp)
-- La Source and Western Symphony (Balanchine)

PROGRAM III
-- Dances at a Gathering (Robbins)
-- Symphony in C (Balanchine)

PROGRAM IV
-- Funny Papers (Paul Taylor)
-- Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and Serenade (Balanchine)

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:03 AM

As of 1st April, Programs III and IV are changed, although the emphasis bart points out is about the same (unless you count running time!):

PROGRAM III
--Dances at a Gathering (Robbins)
--Ballet Imperial [instead of Symphony in C] (Balanchine)

PROGRAM IV
--Funny Papers (Taylor)
--Serenade and Symphony in C [Symphony in C replaces Duo Concertante and Tchaikovsky pas de deux] (Balanchine)

#5 koskoff

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:54 AM

As of April 21 (and I believe finalized)

Program I
Donizetti Variations
Prodigal Son
THE QUICK-STEP: Unspeakable Jazz Must Go

Program II
La Source
Push Comes to Shove
Western Symphony

Program III
Dances at a Gathering
Ballet Imperial

Program IV
Serenade
Funny Papers
Symphony in C


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