INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF MIAMI.
INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF MIAMI Miami, cities, United States
Miami (mīăm`ē, –ə).
1 City (1990 pop. 358,548), seat of Dade co., SE Fla., on Biscayne Bay at the mouth of the Miami River; inc. 1896. JACKIE GLEASON THEATER, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA “Miami Beach” redirects here. For the beach in Barbados, see Miami Beach, Barbados.
One swallow doesn't make a summer, they say, but in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost of the dol-drums, how many fine ballerinas does it take to give a festival wings? If just a handful, then the third annual International Ballet Festival of Miami certainly took flight.
This event, directed by Pedro Pablo Pena of Miami Hispanic Ballet, reached its highest points through Ana Lobe's artistry and Tamara Rojo's authority, remaining aloft with Rosario Suarez, Laura Urgelles, and a few other dancers. Although Urgelles opened the first evening in the pas de trois pas de trois
n. pl. pas de trois
A dance for three.
[French : pas, step + de, of, for + trois, three.]
Noun 1. Pasion y Fuego, her performance of Fernando Bujones's Spanish-hued choreography, which covered a much-trod arena using bullfighting bullfighting, national sport and spectacle of Spain. Called the corrida de toros in Spanish, the bullfight takes place in a large outdoor arena known as the plaza de toros. imagery for love and death, looked uninvolved. To display drive, Urgelles's true ground proved to be Tim Melady's Between Blue Moons, where the clamor called for athleticism matched by her partner, the choreographer, from Hartford Ballet.
Participants from Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (Nathalie Huot, Robert Rubinger, and Eric Miles) furthered the presence of the contemporary with smooth dancing in the mechanistic duet Max Mon Amour and James Kudelka's quirky, Beatles-inspired trio, Come Together. The keyed-up pieces of other companies were not as successful, although Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico made a vivid mark with Julio Lopez's Piazzolla en Concierto, and Aspen Ballet's Angela Rogers and Seth Del Grasso forcefully executed Dwight Rhoden's Black and White, despite the all-too-mannered choreography.
Suarez, a former star of Ballet Nacional de Cuba National Ballet of Cuba (Ballet Nacional de Cuba), is managed by Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso and is one of the top ballet companies in the world. The artistic standards and technical severity of the dancers and the wide diversity in the aesthetic , fashioned the Russian Variation from Swan Lake, Act III, into an endearing bibelot bi·be·lot
1. A small decorative object; a trinket.
2. A miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted.
[French, from Old French beubelet , carefully academic and brightened by the folkloric. In the Black Swan Pas de Deux pas de deux
(French; “step for two”)
Dance for two performers. A characteristic part of classical ballet, it includes an adagio, or slow dance, by the ballerina and her partner; solo variations by the male dancer and then the ballerina; and a coda, or Genoveva Surur, of Ballet Teatro Argentino de la Plata, proved solid in fouettes though her back was rigid. Another Petipa, brought by Ballet de Santiago (from Chile), had the royal wedding couple from The Sleeping Beauty looking more stressed-out than the Windsors. The Bournonville from Ballet de Zaragoza (Spain) fared better, with Nuria Arteaga sweetly flirtatious in La Sylphide and Aha Aguirre embodying floral innocence in Flower Festival, while Pablo Savoye (guesting from Ballet de l'Opera de Nice) displayed precise batterie.
Throughout her pas de deux from Don Quixote, Rojo (of English National Ballet English National Ballet, founded in 1950 as the "Festival Ballet" inspired by the then imminent Festival of Britain, is one of the leading ballet companies in the United Kingdom founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, with the financial backing of Polish impresario Julian ) was most exacting--if a bit chilly--in the use of classical technique. In a diagonal approach of her efficient partner, Dmitri Gruzdyev, she turned the stage into a grand concourse and then drew our close attention with a brush-stroke passe.
For the glamour that comes from innate musicality, however, and the allure of an engaging persona, there was Lobe in Rivulet. Not that this Dennis Nahat piece, brought by Cleveland San Jose Ballet, ventured beyond garden-variety lyricism. But in Lobe's winding against Mark Otloski, her unfurling turns, and her aplomb on a lift, the festival had its prize rose.