I was thrilled to be at The Joyce Gala, with Miami City Ballet dancing it's debut season at the David Koch Theater
at Lincoln Center. Loudes Lopez, MCB's Artistic Director extraordinaire, a former SAB student and NYCB dancer,
was back full swing with an amazing week starting off with NYCB signature piece Serenade by George Balanchine.
Serenade was danced by MCB with artistry, aplomb and grace. They were on pointe, truly terrific!
I admit this is one of my favorite pieces, that makes me well The original Balanchine choreography and music by
the renowned Peter IIyich Tchaikovsky sends me where eagles fly! Loudes out did herself!!!
I also went Saturday night and was thrilled to see threemore dances. Justin Peck's Heatscape was commissioned by
MCB. A bit of a segue for a moment. About a year before I was at the Guggenheim Museum for "Works and Process."
Justin Peck shared his thoughts on how he conceived his ballet, Shepard Fairey, Graphic and Scenic designer was there,
Loudes Lopez and a few of the MCB dancers. It was the coolest to see Justin work with the dancers. Truly I am madly in
love with the way and how he thinks. It wastruly amazing to see a work become a full ballet.
It was performed by MCB with riveting moves, intensity and fun. Lots of the
South Beach Miami heat and sun was brought to the New York stage.
I was blessed to sees all 7 dances, which included, Symphonic Dances, Viscera, Symphony in Three Movements,Bourree Fantasque and Sweet Fields
dispersed over a few days. MCB principals, soloists and corps were over the top, so talented and evidently having so much fun.