The Miami City Ballet opens its 28th season in October with Romeo and Juliet, a hit for the troupe in spring 2011. And throughout the season, many dancers and ballets seen in previous years will be on stage.
There’s an old joke that asks, What is an Argentine? The answer: a depressed Cuban. This joke pokes fun at the supposedly outsized self-confidence among citizens of each nation, while suggesting that Cubans tend to be exuberant and Argentines melancholy.
In the realm of the classical guitar, the Romeros are the instrument's first family and among its most prominent standard bearers. Playing as a quartet (and sometimes quintet), the group's members often also take the solo spotlight.
Caligula, the nihilistic modernist classic by Albert Camus, seems an utterly unlikely candidate for a musical. There’s not even a glimmer of hope, much less a happy ending, in this 1945 play about an insanely brutal ruler and the terrifying consequences of dictatorial power. But the Argentine production Calígula, el musical (‘Caligula, the Musical’) throbs with dystopian melodrama and booming ballads. It’s Evita meets Mad Max on steroids and methamphetamines.