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Miami Hispanic Ballet and American Airlines presents the XV Ballet Festival of Miami

From August 27th through September 12th, 2010.

The XV Anniversary International Ballet Festival of Miami will take place August 27th through September 12th, 2010. The Festival will open with the Official Poster Unveiling by Spaniard Artist Pilar Cossio with her personal exhibition "La Leçon de Danse" dedicated to the Festival and the launching of the Dance Film Series at the historic Tower Theater in Miami on Friday, August 27th. The Film series continues at the Lehman Theater, Miami Dade College North Campus.

The IBFM also includes a unique spot for young talent organized with the foremost competition organization "Youth America Grand Prix" Director, Larissa Saveliev: the International Young Ballet Medalists Performance at the Lehman Theater in Miami is on September 3rd and Contemporary Performances at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach on September 4th and 5th with the first appearance of the Balleto Teatro di Torino and other national and international companies.

The Etoiles Grand Classical Gala will take place at the great historic Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on September 11th, where the Lifetime Achievement Award "A Life for the Dance" will be presented to Milorad Miskovitch. Miskovitch is a famous dancer/director of the 20th century. The Festival Closing Gala at the Jackie Gleason Theater will take place on September 12th where a second award, Criticism & Culture of Ballet, will be presented to the famous Danish dance critic and author, Erik Aschengreen.

EVENTS CALENDAR.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010. 11:00 a.m. schools and 8:00 p.m. General public

International Young Ballet Medalists. Medal Winners of International Ballet Competitions in Collaboration with Youth America Grand Prix.

Lehman Theater. Miami Dade College North Campus

Saturday September 4th, 2010. 8:00 p.m.

Modern and Contemporary Performances. Balleto Teatro di Torino, Italy

Colony Theater, Miami Beach

Sunday, September 5th, 2010. 5:00 p.m.

Evidence A Dance Company, New York

Move: The Company, Canada; The Dance Now! Ensemble, Miami; The State of Hellectrick Danse Theatre, Miami

Colony Theater, Miami Beach

Saturday, September 11th, 2010. 8:00 p.m.

Etoiles Grand Classical Gala & Presentation of the "Lifetime Achievement" Award, presented to famous dancer/director of the 20th century Milorad Miskovitch

Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Sunday, September 12th, 2010. 5:00 p.m.

Festival closing gala of the Stars Performance

Criticism & Culture of Ballet Award will be presented to the famous Danish dance critic and author, Erik Ashengreen.

The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Arena di Verona Ballet, Italy; American Ballet Theater, USA; Alberta Ballet, Canada; Australian Ballet, Australia; Ballet Estable Teatro Colon, Argentina; Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Balletto Teatro de Torino, Italy; Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico; Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami; Compania Nacional de Danza Nacho Duato, Spain; Compañía Nacional de Danza, Mexico; English National Ballet, England; Hungarian National Ballet, Hungary; National Ballet of Canada; New York City Ballet, USA; Stuttgart Ballet, Germany; and Vienna State Opera Ballet, Austria.

THE FESTIVAL WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

Friday, August 27th, 2010. 7:00 p.m.

Opening and Official Poster Unveiling the Spaniard Artist Pilar Cossio and Exhibition "La Leçon de Danse"

Tower Theater

Friday, August 27th, 2010. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Invitation only

Poster Unveiling and Dance Films opening film presentation

"Cuban Ballet" Book Launch and Presentation by the book's author Octavio Roca, Former Dance critic of the Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Miami Dade College Chair of Arts & Philosophy

Tower Theater

Saturday, August 28th, 2010. 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Open to the Public

Diccionario Biografico de la Danza Mexicana

Presentation and discussion with Patricia Aulestia, Dance Critic and Journalist from Mexico

Patricia Aulestia: Cuatro Decadas en la Danza Mexicana

Presentation and discussion with Orlando Taquechel, Miami Herald Dance Critic

CubaOcho Art and Research Center

August 27th, 2010. 9:00 p.m.

August 28th, 2010. 6:30 p.m.

August 29th, 2010. 2:00 p.m.

Dance Film Series; Variety of new dance films - Miami Premieres - from NYC Dance Films Association

Tower Theater

August 30th - September 1st, 2010

Monday, 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.

Dance Film Series; Variety of new dance films - Miami Premieres - from NYC Dance Films Association

Lehman Theater. Miami Dade College North Campus

August 1st - September 11th, 2010. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dance Workshop: Ballet Modern Dance Hip Hop, Lyrical and Ballrooms. Guest teacher Manny & Lory Castro from Chile-USA

DanceTown Dance Studio

September 11th - 12th, 2010. 12:00 p.m.

Ballet Master Classes

(Only for guest festival dancers, available for student observation)

Featuring Guest International Ballet Masters Lazarro Carreño from Cuba.

Rehearsal Studio at Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater

September 4th - 30th, 2010

September 10th - Fundraiser

Artist sale benefits Festival

Opening exclusive Art Exposition by 15 recognized local artists dedicated to the XV Anniversary International Ballet Festival of Miami

Rodezart.com Gallery

Sun-Thurs 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

VENUES & TICKETS INFORMATION:

Lehman Theater, Miami Dade College North Campus

11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami

Tickets at Miami Hispanic Ballet 305.549.7199

Rodez Art Gallery

3015 Grand Avenue. Suite 237, Coconut Grove

786.467.7111 www.rodezart.com

Colony Theater Miami Beach

1040 Lincoln Rd

Tickets 1.800.745.3000

www.ticketmaster.com

Or at the theater's box office: 305.674.1040

Tower Theater

1508 SW 8th Street, Miami

www.mdc.edu

305.642.1264

Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater

1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Tickets: 1.800.745.3000

www.ticketmaster.com

Or at the theater's box office: 305.673.7300

Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater Studio

September 11th and 12th, 2010

Master Classes Guests Ballet Master from Spain: Lazaro Carreño

CubaOcho Art & Research Center

1475 SW 8th Street, Miami

305.285.5880

DanceTown Dance Studio

11355 NW 34th Street

Doral, FL 33178

305.468.8668

Call for specific class time

International Ballet Festival of Miami

Ph: 305.549.7711

http://www.internationalballetfestival.org/index.htm

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