Jewels of the Russian Ballet & The Song of Deborah Premieres December 2019 at the Colony Theater in South Beach
An Art Basel Winter Dance Showcase
A night of scintillating collaboration awaits you December 7, 2019 at the Colony Theater on Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week. Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM) artistic director Eriberto Jimenez, in collaboration with St. Lucie Ballet, artistic directors Rogelio Corrales and Lydia Oquendo, will present “Jewels of the Russian Ballet.”
“Jewels of the Russian Ballet” will highlight selected pieces of the most famous Classical Ballet Repertoire from the renowned Russian choreographers Mikhail Fokine and Marius Petipa, including: “Scheherazade” based on the female character and storyteller of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as ‘One Thousand and One Nights;’ the Odalisque’s pas de trois from “Le Corsaire” inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, and “The Awakening of Flora,” based on the Greek myth of Flora Goddess of Spring.
Cuban Classical Ballet original works include “Yerma,” choreography inspired by a tragic poem by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca about a childless woman living in rural Spain. Her desperate desire for motherhood becomes an obsession that eventually drives her to commit a horrific crime. And “Habaneras” — la Habanera is a sign of cultural identity, artistic expression with great refinement from intimacy to higher and romantic states of mind.
New original choreography in collaboration with Grace Arts Florida, artistic director Clare Vickery, “The Song of Deborah,” is inspired by ancient Biblical history of a wise woman who rose-up against tyranny to lead her people to victory and secure peace that lasted for…