Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony are collaborating for the first time, for an April 20 symphony performance that will feature the premiere of a new pas de deux by an up-and-coming New York City Ballet choreographer.
Justin Peck, a young NYCB dancer and recently appointed choreographer-in-residence whose ballets have received favorable reviews from The New York Times and Dance Magazine, recently spent several weeks choreographing Chutes and Ladders for MCB principal dancers Jeanette Delgado and Kleber Rebello. The pair will perform the nine-minute pas de deux, set to Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 1, as part of a New World Symphony evening titled New Work.
The adventurous performance will showcase several new music and video works, most notably the premiere of Canadian composer and multimedia artist Zosha Di Castri’s Lineage, the first artist selected for a collaborative composer project sponsored by New World, the San Francisco Symphony and music publishers Boosey & Hawkes.
Another Miami-related highlight will be a new poetry reading in collaboration with the biennial poetry festival O, Miami.
The performance is at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Tickets are $25 at 305-673-3331 or www.nws.edu.
Camp at Colony
Miami Childrens Theater has found a historic, professional venue for its 2013 summer camp: Miami Beach’s Colony Theater. Christine Vega will conduct the camp, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 to Aug. 9 , and she’ll direct Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the show that the performers will put on Aug. 9-10. Tim Fath, MCT’s director, says the show “will be spectacular from an artistic and technical standpoint.”
The company will have an open house at the Colony, 1040 Lincoln Rd., from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Cost of the summer camp is $1,500, but there are some full and partial scholarships available to campers who audition on March 24. For full information, call 305-274-3595 or visit www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line, about the usually anonymous dancers who dazzle behind the stars on Broadway, is fleetingly at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center for a single performance at 3 p.m. Sunday. Created by director-choreographer Michael Bennett and restaged by original cast member Baayork Lee, the groundbreaking 1975 musical has a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban featuring such well-known numbers as One, The Music and the Mirror and What I Did for Love.
Tickets are $45-$65. The Center is at 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Call the box office at 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.org for information.
Adriana Cisneros, director of strategy for the Cisneros Group of Companies, inaugurated an exhibition of works from her family’s art collection in January at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. Called La Invencion Concreta, it showcases 200 works from the geometric abstraction movement that took place in Latin America from the 1930s to the 1970s in a digital platform.
Works may be viewed at lainvencionconcreta.org or by downloading the exhibition app at iTunes.
Dmitry Prut, owner of Miami-based Avant Gallery, presented In Pieces, an exhibition featuring LEGO sculptor Nathan Sawaya and award-winning photographer Dean West, at the Openhouse Gallery in SoHo, N.Y. The two artists traveled across North America for years to create the collection of two-dimensional images that are shown in conjunction with three-dimensional LEGO sculptures. Information at Inpiecescollection.com
The Museum of Contemporary Art introduces its 15th anniversary collection, Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, on Thursday with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. to showcase major donations made by collectors and artists worldwide. Of the nearly 30 works acquired, nearly half were gifted by the artists, including Rita Ackermann, Hernan Bas, Ceal Floyer, Mark Handforth, Ragnar Kjartansson, Jonathan Meese, Malcolm Morley, Albert Oehlen, Gabriel Orozco, Jack Pierson, Matthew Ritchie and Rick Ulysse. Reception is free for members and North Miami residents; $15 general admission. The exhibition is on view through May 19.
Additionally, leading collectors who played a key role in MOCA’s history will share their personal approach to collecting in conversations with MOCA executive director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater. The “Collector to Collector” events, featuring Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Estelle and Paul Berg, Andy Hall and Rosalind Jacobs, are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. March 24. Free with museum admission. Mocanomi.org or 305-893-6211.
Compiled by Miami Herald staff. Send news about theater to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com; dance, pop and Latin music to jlevin@MiamiHerald.com; visual arts to jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com and classical music and jazz to kmartin@MiamiHerald.com. Add events to our calendar at MiamiHerald.com/events.