Miami City Ballet in Paris by Rebecca King

{A Guest Article by Dancer and Blogger Rebecca King.}

Miami City Ballet In Paris
by Rebecca King

This July, Miami City Ballet embarked on a three week tour to Paris where we performed 17 shows to sold-out audiences at the historical Théâtre du Châtelet. The experience was unforgettable for everyone involved and an experience we were so lucky to have. I am Rebecca King, a Corps de Ballet dancer with the Company, and today I bring you behind-the-scene photos from the City of Lights.


Miami City Ballet posters were all over the city! Dancers pose in front of the first one we saw on our first day in Paris.


We examine maps as we decide where we want to go next in the Louvre.


Checking the map, looking only slightly touristy.


The Eiffel Tower sparkling at night.


The Théâtre du Châtelet curtain from the audience.


Bowing after George Balanchine’s “Ballet Imperial” on opening night.


Enjoying fabulous French cuisine on a day off.


Ladurée macaroons became a quick favorite among the company members.


Bowing after George Balanchine’s “La Valse”.


Celebrating backstage after the last show of Twyla Tharp’s “In The Upper Room”.


A view of the Théâtre du Châtelet house from the stage.


A group photo taken after the final curtain fell on our first Parisian tour. The dance festival presenters lowered a banner from above the stage inviting us back to Paris.


Celebrating after the last show with the entire cast, including the orchestra.

We all feel so lucky to have had this exceptional experience in Paris. This was a once in a life-time opportunity. The success that we had was overwhelming; we never could have asked for a better reception from the Parisian audiences. We cannot wait to return and once again show Paris what we are made of.
For more on what is to come in Miami City Ballet’s 2011-2012 season, visit my blog, tendusunderapalmtree.com. To purchase tickets to upcoming Miami City Ballet performances, visit miamicityballet.org.

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