Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida 2013-2014 Season

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida 2013-2014 Season
For more information regarding any of the season’s shows, visit www.artsballettheatre.org , or call (305) 948-4777

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, nurtured and grown under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev since October of 1997, leaps into its 16th Season starting October 12th, 2013 with Pentimento, and Firebird and ends with their Spring Gala on May 3rd and 4th, 2014. South Florida ballet fans will be treated to a season of mixed styles that will include new works, old works, giant mice, steamy romance, a few weighty collaborations, and a veterinarian in Africa, all presented by Arts Ballet Theatre’s professional corps of 14 dancers!

Pentimento, created by choreographer Vicente Nebrada, includes excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Four Suites for Orchestra. The ballet is a bold, abstract work that is based on the art form of painting called pentimento. The artist changes his or her mind about the composition of his painting during the process of painting, and then changes it. This ballet applies the same approach to dance: the concept for the dances and costumes change throughout the performance. Using masks, flowing fabric and creative lighting to create a mystical effect, the piece develops through layers of movement, color and light. Adding to mystical effects is original costuming by Cristina Gianinni.

Back by popular demand, the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents Firebird, with Stravinsky’s brilliant score that tells the tale of a magical firebird who helps a heroic prince rescue a beautiful princess. With exuberant dancing, magical special effects, fantastic costumes designed by Jorge Gallardo, new sets by Jim Hammond, and gorgeous backdrops by designer Elena Bondarenko, this magnificent production will enthrall and enchant audiences.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $10 – $35
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.browardcenter.org

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th street
Aventura, FL 33180
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $25.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.aventuracenter.org

On Friday, October 25, 2013, Arts Ballet Theatre has been invited to perform Glinka Suite Fantastique at the National Dance Education Organization Conference at the New World School of the Arts. Glinka Suite Fantastique is a piece for three men and six girls, in a very neo–classical style with music by Glinka, and Choreography by Issaev, that represents the definitive Issaev.

This program will be presented at:

New World School of the Arts
25 NE 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3135
http://nwsa.mdc.edu/

In December, Beginning with a Gala Event on Sunday December 8th at 7:00 pm, the company of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will once again journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the traditional annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker. This holiday ‘chestnut’ depicts the tale of a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve and the adventure she undertakes when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker, comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, travel to the Land of Sweets, enjoy festivities with delicious international treats, and finally travel home.

Company members of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida are exceptionally excited about this year’s performances of The Nutcracker and are proud to give life to the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier, the Nutcracker Prince, the Marzipan dance, the Snow Queen and all of the other wonderful characters that light up the eyes of all ages of audiences during the holiday season, to celebrate Arts Ballet Theatre’s sixteen years of bringing affordable and exquisite ballet to South Florida!

For VIP Patrons, the December 8th Gala will begin at 7:00 pm, with tapas and libations, a reception with the international corps of dancers, and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from donations from Tiffany’s, to weekend getaways at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, followed by the grand opening performance of the holiday season.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sunday, December 8, 2012, 8:00pm (VIP Gala at 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $100.00 (VIP), $47.50 – $52.50
Phone: 305-673-7300
www.FillmoreMB.com

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th street
Aventura, FL 33180
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $35.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.aventuracenter.org

and

Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 to $35.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.ParkerPlayhouse.com

In March, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will bring back the family favorite Doctor Ouch! Those two words may instill fear in your kids, but actually, they should induce great big smiles – Dr. Ouch is a wonderfully hilarious ballet designed with kids in mind (and what a fun way to sneak a little extra culture into their lives)!

Doctor Ouch! is based on the books by Russian poet, Kornei Chukovsky, and tells the story of a doctor that cures animals. When he’s called to the wilds of Africa to help ill monkeys, he encounters tropical birds, amazing animals and some very mischievous pirates. And the entire story is told in two acts of breathtaking ballet. It’s magical!

With beautiful costumes and fantastical sets, this wonderful production will delight everyone ages 2 to 92.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th street
Aventura, FL 33180
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $25.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.aventuracenter.org

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $ 25.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.browardcenter.org

And as if this doesn’t keep Arts Ballet Theatre busy enough for the month of March, they will also be taking their hot and steamy Romantic Program to the Palm Isles Cultural Center in Boynton Beach on March 19th 2014, and they will appear as special guests with The Opera Atelier on Saturday, March 22nd at the Broward Center for the Performing arts. And as they prepare for their grand finale in May, they will also find time to squeeze in Harlequinade on Sunday, April 6 at the Sunrise Civic Center.

For the close of the 16th season, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will put on their Annual Spring Gala, a magnificent showcase of the dancers’ talents through a variety of classical and neoclassical ballets. The dancers are trained for the Spring Gala by Vladimir Issaev as well as guest choreographers. This performance will only be presented once in Broward and once in Miami Dade during the merry month of May.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th street
Aventura, FL 33180
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $25.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.aventuracenter.org

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Tickets: $25.00
Phone: 954-462-0222
www.browardcenter.org

In addition to these main productions, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will also make educational appearances in various schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties, as they continue to excite young children about the importance and enjoyment of the classical art of ballet in the education outreach program.

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida receives funding from Miami Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami Salon Group, Funding Arts Broward, Citizens Interested in Arts, Target and Marlin Foundation, The Miami Childrens Trust to support a professional season of performances and community outreach events in Miami-Dade County for the 2013-2014 season.

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