Miami City Ballet finishes the season with Points of Departure, celebrating choreographers who have taken ballet in new, unexpected directions – including a world premiere by Justin Peck with set design by celebrated visual artist Shepard Fairey.
Raymonda Variations (Balanchine/Glazounov)
In the creation of his masterwork Raymonda Variations, George Balanchine cast aside the original ballet’s complicated plotlines, bringing the joyous dancing centerstage in unison with Glazunov’s magnificent score.
The Concert (Or, the Perils of Everybody) (Robbins/Chopin)
Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) is one of the great comic ballets, a surprising and lighthearted exploration of human relationships – and the tricks the mind can play while enjoying the simple joys of a Chopin sonata.
Heatscape (Peck/Martinu, set design by Shepard Fairey)
In an unprecedented world premiere, ballet and guerilla “street art” collide as choreographer Justin Peck and visual artist Shepard Fairey join forces for an entirely new exploration of movement, music, costuming and set design.