Performing Arts

Miami City Ballet School Ensemble to dance at Open Barre

Members of the Miami City Ballet School Ensemble dance in ‘Western Symphony,’ which they will perform at Open Barre on Friday and Saturday.
Members of the Miami City Ballet School Ensemble dance in ‘Western Symphony,’ which they will perform at Open Barre on Friday and Saturday. Capehart Photography

Miami City Ballet’s next generation of dancers will be featured in the company’s Open Barre studio performance series, with the troupe’s new MCB School Ensemble performing.

The show, entitled Practice Makes Perfect: The Evolution of a Dancer, will feature the ensemble performing George Balanchine’s exuberant cowboy and dancehall girl romp Western Symphony, as well as excerpts from Harald Lander’s Études, which evokes the life of a young dancer from exercises to accomplished solos. The evening also includes a talk with MCB School director Darleen Callaghan and faculty member Maria Torija. MCB principal dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg will sign copies of her book So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer?.

Tickets are $15, and include a reception with refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the dancers starting a half an hour before each show. Open Barre takes place at 7 p.m. March 13, 2:30 and 7 p.m. March 14 at the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Theatre at Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. For tickets and information, call 305-929-7010 or visit miamicityballet.org.

Jordan Levin

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