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Open Barre

Get an up close preview of Miami City Ballet’s performances in Paris this summer with the final performance in the troupe’s Open Barre series, at MCB’s 200 seat-studio theater. The company’s dancers will perform pieces slated for their three-week Paris season; George Balanchine’s soulful, masterful The Four Temperaments and his dramatic La Valse and Twyla Tharp’s exhilarating, octane-powered In The Upper Room.  The series offers the thrill of sitting just a couple of dozen feet from MCB’s marvelous dancers, a proximity that makes their artistry and sheer physical virtuosity all the more astonishing.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at MCB’s studios at 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $35 and include a complimentary open bar (the alcoholic kind) a half hour before showtime; available at 305-929-7010 or