Ballet BC Presents Miami City Ballet

Comments 48 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies,” Miami City Ballet will be in Vancouver for four performances this month.

Ballet BC Presents Miami City Ballet

Presented by Ballet BC, Miami City Ballet will perform a triple bill of acclaimed George Balanchine works: Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements, and Ballo della Regina.

Miami City Ballet dancers in Serenade.
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Daniel Azoulay

In an evening that displays Balanchine’s inspiring marriage of ground-breaking ballet with classical music, each piece is choreographed in dynamic relation to some of the world’s most celebrated scores. Serenade, first performed by New York City Ballet in 1935, is a milestone in the history of dance, planting the seeds for his reshaping of classical ballet into an American art form. Set to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C, Serenade is revered as Balanchine’s masterpiece and even he referred to it as his “favorite child”.

Symphony in Three Movements is a large ensemble work that is bold and breathtaking – a tour-de-force that is striking for its simplicity and power. Balanchine’s choreography mirrors the propulsive rhythm of Stravinsky’s titular score with angular, athletic choreography. The virtuosic and exhilarating variations in Ballo della Regina are set to Verdi’s music edited from the original score from Don Carlos. The work is a beautiful and intricate set of variations for the ballerina, her partner, and the corps de ballet that offers many unique challenges with its vibrantly fast-paced and elaborate choreography.

Each of these works expertly demonstrates how George Balanchine redefined the classical tradition in progressive ways and how Miami City Ballet has earned its reputation for being one of the finest interpreters of his work.

Balanchine runs for four performances, February 19th until February 21st, 2015 at 8:00pm plus Saturday, February 21 matinee at 2:00pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets range from $40.00 to $98.50 (including service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 1-855-985-2787 (1-855-985-ARTS).

Win Tickets

Ballet BC has offered up a pair of tickets to the 2:00pm performance on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @BalletBC presents The Balanchine by @MiamiCityBallet from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update The winner is Aundrea!

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48 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. daliWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:51am PST

    would love to see this

  2. SaraWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:09am PST

    I’d love to take me Mom to this!

  3. Teresa KWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:23am PST

    I’d love to win.

  4. EmmaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:47am PST

    Ooh, excellent!

  5. Alexandria MitchellWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:53am PST

    This will be so beautiful!

  6. HannahWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 12:01pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  7. JoceWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 12:20pm PST


  8. jessica eapenWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 3:35pm PST

    thanks! =)

  9. Jennifer ProchazkaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 3:51pm PST

    Entry! Thank you. 🙂

  10. stephanie smallWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 4:31pm PST

    Would love to go! Id probably take my aunt for a girls day out 🙂

  11. bjhWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 6:44pm PST

    Would love to see a dance performance!

  12. JasonWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 7:12pm PST

    This sounds like a fantastic show!

  13. EvanaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:15pm PST

    How inspiring! It’ll be great to experience it!

  14. AnnaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:46pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter!!

  15. Michelle WWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 9:09pm PST

    I would love to see the ballet!!

  16. AngelaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 9:11pm PST

    This would be fantastic!

  17. AlanaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:31pm PST

    Would love to see the ballet!! I need a Mommy night!

  18. BrankaThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 7:56am PST

    Would love to win. Thanks

  19. RummyThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 9:15am PST

    Would love to take my young daughter!

  20. Michelle MThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 10:28am PST

    I would love to see this with my girlfriend!!

  21. Tom WongThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 10:51am PST

    I would love to take my wife to see this ballet company. We are seniors and don’t get out often.

  22. JanThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 11:28am PST

    nice – haven’t been to the ballet since I was a child

  23. Jeff SThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 12:42pm PST

    It would be so nice to take my girlfriend to this for her birthday!

  24. ShelThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 4:27pm PST

    Would love to see this, great giveaway. 🙂

  25. HollyThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 8:07pm PST

    Sounds like a beautiful evening!

  26. Ian YThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 9:47pm PST

    My girlfriend would love to win this!

  27. HarjitFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 8:01am PST

    What a fabulous outing this would be! Thanks for the chance to win, twitter fan@plumerea

  28. lizFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 9:00am PST

    i’d love to go to this!

  29. SandraFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 10:17am PST

    Birthday weekend! Would love to go.

  30. AnneFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 11:32am PST

    I would love to win this.

  31. MarianneFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 5:46pm PST

    Luv the win!

  32. JustineFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 5:50pm PST

    If I won I’d totally take my friend who is going through hard times.

  33. Liz KaltFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 9:07pm PST

    I miss watching beautiful dance!

  34. EileenFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 9:56pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  35. meredithFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 10:12pm PST

    This would be amazing to see

  36. KatherineFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 10:13pm PST

    Bought tickets for my parents’ anniversary. Would love to go too! Thanks 🙂

  37. AundreaSaturday, February 7th, 2015 — 9:35pm PST

    What a great prize! Single mom of two boys… Let’s just say this would be quiet the evening out for this mama 🙂

  38. Lorena GrandeSunday, February 8th, 2015 — 12:40am PST

    The combination of this amazing ballet performance combined with such powerful music scores is very titalating. This would be a remarkable performance!

    Liked and tweeted and followed:)

  39. Alecia LSunday, February 8th, 2015 — 1:37pm PST

    This would be awesome to see!

  40. Mary WSunday, February 8th, 2015 — 6:53pm PST

    Ballet is awesome

  41. KristaSunday, February 8th, 2015 — 9:13pm PST

    This looks so beautiful. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  42. daneSunday, February 8th, 2015 — 10:25pm PST

    my nephew is visiting that week … he finds ballet magical

  43. Katie SSunday, February 8th, 2015 — 10:32pm PST

    Looks stunning! Thanks 🙂

  44. BryanMonday, February 9th, 2015 — 1:22am PST

    Sounds amazing!

  45. LorMonday, February 9th, 2015 — 3:26pm PST

    Looks to be an amazing performance.

  46. Sherry FMonday, February 9th, 2015 — 4:28pm PST

    This would be so wonderful to see.

  47. kayMonday, February 9th, 2015 — 9:48pm PST

    Would love to take my mom

  48. RaajWednesday, February 11th, 2015 — 4:40pm PST

    never been to a ballet before. Would be a great experience and to share with my girlfriend. She loves it!

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