2006-07 Miami Season
Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:15 PM
The "season" includes at least 4-5 performances at Miami, Fort Launderdale, and West Palm Beach, plus a few at Naples. It also includes numerous Nutcrackers at all 4 locations.
Program I. Don Quixote (full-length). (Petipa/Gorsky) This is a company premiere. "The music, composed by Leon Minkus, is played by live orchestra. Don Quixote is one of the largest productions ever performed by Miami City Ballet, featuring nearly 50 dancers."
December Nutcrackers, Nutcrackers, Nutcrackers (Balanchine)
Program II. Agon (Balanchine) -- Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins) -- Liturgy (pas de deux) (Christopher Wheeldon) -- In the Upper Room (Tharp). The Wheeldon and Tharp are company premieres. Faun was last performed in 2005, not very long ago.
Program III Raymonda Variations (Balanchine)/ Lilac Garden (Tudor)/ Symphony in Three Movements (Balanchine). The Tudor is a company premiere.
Program IV Giselle. Last performed in 2004.
There's a photo of Katia Carranza in a Kitri pose from Don Q, which may be one of the few hints they will give as to casting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Edward Villella would follow the trend of the other premier companies in the US and post casts in advance. Some fans -- including the most devoted ticket buyers -- are interested in this information, believe it or not.
Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:22 PM
Posted 15 March 2006 - 05:35 PM
Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:02 PM
It's one thing when you're presenting a mixed bill with three or four lead couples and a smattering of soloists, but when you're doing a Swan Lake or a Giselle, when your enjoyment so strongly depends on how much you like the leads, I think the company owes it to their ticket buyers to make casting available at least a couple of weeks in advance.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if Edward Villella would follow the trend of the other premier companies in the US and post casts in advance. Some fans -- including the most devoted ticket buyers -- are interested in this information, believe it or not.
Of course, for those who absolutely must know, there is that 19th century invention, the telephone. It might be worth a try, and if the staff finds itself spending too much precious time answering casting queries, maybe they'll think of a more efficient way to share the info.
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