The Arts Ballet Theater of Florida is offering an incredible opportunity to enjoy The Nutcracker Ballet, the legendary master piece based on the book called “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. In 1891, the renowned choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet. In 1892, the first showing of the Nutcracker took place at the Mariinsky Theatre of Russia, home of the Kirov Ballet What is seen on the stage today has changed much from the original story of a little girl named Marie in a loveless household fighting bloody battles against a mouse king with seven heads. When Marius Petipa had the idea to choreograph the story into a play, it was actually based on the book that had been revised by Alexander Dumas. His version reflects more of what we have come to love as the Nutcracker Ballet. The music of the Nutcracker Ballet was composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Born in the Ural Mountains of Russia, he dedicated his life to music. From 1850 to 1859, he attended the school of Jurisprudence and studied piano. In 1861, he attended classes with the Russian Music Society. In 1862, he entered the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Beginning in 1866, Tchaikovsky taught at the Moscow Conservatory while composing many of his concertos and symphonies. In 1892, Tchaikovsky composed the Nutcracker. The Nutcracker made its way to Western Europe in the 1930’s and to America by 1940, performed by Ballet Russe. The first American full length Nutcracker was performed by the San Francisco Ballet, choreographed by W. Christensen. The Nutcracker has since become an annual Holiday tradition. The Nutcracker will be presented on December 17th at 7:00 pm and on December 18th, 2005 at 3:00 pm. North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theater 17011 NE 19 Avenue North Miami Beach, FL.
Companhia Urbana de Dança, direct from Rio de Janeiro is back in Miami. This fierce young company will perform two works from their high energy repertory, featuring choreography by Artistic Director Sonia Destri Lie: NÊGO (I. You. We. All Black) and Chapa Quente. Founded in Brazil in 2004 by dancer Tiago Sousa and choreographer and Artistic Director Sonia Destri Lie, Companhia Urbana … +
Now in its seventh edition FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics performance series will feature artists who address gender, sexuality and issues of interest to the art community and their allies. Bailar en Hombre by Queer Flamenco Artist/Scholar Fernando LR Parra brings a unique performance and conference based on his staged work “Bailar en hombre” (Madrid 2015). The work is the culmination of … +
Now in its seventh edition FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics performance series will feature artists who address gender, sexuality and issues of interest to the art community and their allies. Bailografía by Juan Carlos Lerida & Romnia by Belén Maya will be part of this Double bill flamenco night. In “Bailografia” Juan Carlos Lerdia offers a work composed by looking back at … +
FUNDarte and Casa Patas -direct from Madrid- present Los Silencios del Baile, a performance to distinguish the art of flamenco. Performed by the renowned young dancer and coreographer Francisco Hidalgo and its company. The Company will provide a master class for local dancers about flamenco’s outbursts and blows of silence that define the passionate character of this form. Nov 5, 2016, 8:30 … +
Climakaze Miami 2017 is highlighting profound female voices from Haiti and Australia in a unique event, Miami-grown songstress Inez Barlatier and Melbourne’s riveting cabaret priestess Moira Finucane get together to address climate issues through the arts and dialogue. The Rapture by Moira Finucane (Australia) Fri May 5, 2017, 8:30 PM Inez Barlatier in Concert (Miami-Haiti) Sat May 6, 2017, 8:30 PM Eco-Theater … +
FUNDarte proudly presents Binomio, a fiery new Flamenco performance by the Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation – Conservatory featuring Anabel Moreno and Francisco Hidalgo. Don’t miss this sizzling music and dance extravaganza direct from Madrid, Spain on Nov. 4th / 8:30 p.m. & Nov. 5th / 3:00 p.m at Mid Stage Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135) The … +