Ballet meets world-class visual art and groundbreaking dramaturgy. As a celebration of our landmark 30th anniversary season, MCB will present an innovative reimagining of George Balanchines A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Balanchines first wholly original full-length ballet crafted in America, A Midsummer Nights Dream first debuted in 1962 embodying Shakespeares timeless tale of love and magic, reality and illusion. Balanchine waited nearly 20 years to create this ballet, as he searched earnestly for music that would embody the production he imagined weaving together Felix Mendelssohns Opus 61 of A Midsummer Nights Dream with other works from the composers oeuvre to create the full score.
Join us as we unveil a new interpretation of the Balanchine/Shakespeare/Mendelssohn masterpiece from a perspective that is uniquely Miami. Featuring creative collaboration by two internationally acclaimed artists: Michele Oka Doner for original costumes and sets and Tarell Alvin McCraney for dramatic direction.