October 16, 2010 12:47 AM

Miami City Ballet's Fanfare showy but shallow

The big fanfare at Miami City Ballet's opening night on Friday was just that - ‘‘Fanfare'', a showy but shallow Jerome Robbins ballet staged to celebrate the return of the orchestra and the launch of the company's 25th anniversary. But the real sense of triumph came later, as the dancers flew into Balanchine's "Theme and Variations'', moving with a verve and musicality and unified energy that brought the ballet and the stage of the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center vividly alive.

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