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Ballet BC Presents Miami City Ballet

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:45am PDT
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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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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
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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  1. dali says:

    would love to see this

  2. Sara says:

    I’d love to take me Mom to this!

  3. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  4. Emma says:

    Ooh, excellent!

  5. Alexandria Mitchell says:

    This will be so beautiful!

  6. Hannah says:

    Would love to see this!

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  8. jessica eapen says:

    thanks! =)

  9. Jennifer Prochazka says:

    Entry! Thank you. 🙂

  10. stephanie small says:

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

  11. bjh says:

    Would love to see a dance performance!

  12. Jason says:

    This sounds like a fantastic show!

  13. Evana says:

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

  14. Anna says:

    I would love to take my daughter!!

  15. Michelle W says:

    I would love to see the ballet!!

  16. Angela says:

    This would be fantastic!

  17. Alana says:

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

  18. Branka says:

    Would love to win. Thanks

  19. Rummy says:

    Would love to take my young daughter!

  20. Michelle M says:

    I would love to see this with my girlfriend!!

  21. Tom Wong says:

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

  22. Jan says:

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

  23. Jeff S says:

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

  24. Shel says:

    Would love to see this, great giveaway. 🙂

  25. Holly says:

    Sounds like a beautiful evening!

  26. Ian Y says:

    My girlfriend would love to win this!

  27. Harjit says:

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

  28. liz says:

    i’d love to go to this!

  29. Sandra says:

    Birthday weekend! Would love to go.

  30. Anne says:

    I would love to win this.

  31. Marianne says:

    Luv the win!

  32. Justine says:

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

  33. Liz Kalt says:

    I miss watching beautiful dance!

  34. Eileen says:

    Would love to see this!

  35. meredith says:

    This would be amazing to see

  36. Katherine says:

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

  37. Aundrea says:

    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 Grande says:

    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 L says:

    This would be awesome to see!

  40. Mary W says:

    Ballet is awesome

  41. Krista says:

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

  42. dane says:

    my nephew is visiting that week … he finds ballet magical

  43. Katie S says:

    Looks stunning! Thanks 🙂

  44. Bryan says:

    Sounds amazing!

  45. Lor says:

    Looks to be an amazing performance.

  46. Sherry F says:

    This would be so wonderful to see.

  47. kay says:

    Would love to take my mom

  48. Raaj says:

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

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