Miami City Ballet proudly presented the world premiere of “The Fairy’s Kiss” (a FAN 2016-2017 grant), February 10, 2017 at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet & Opera House of the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center.
Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to music by Stravinsky — with a large cast, striking new costumes and visual effects, and a powerful, moving story –“The Fairy’s Kiss” is a superb successor to “Symphonic Dances,” Ratmansky’s 2013 first triumphant new ballet for MCB.
Additional pieces performed were the company premiere of George Balanchine’s “Walpurgisnacht Ballet” set to music by Gounod, and “Polyphonia” choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Ligeti.
Dinner before was at The Cafe at Books & Books. Hostesses were Genevieve Summers and JoAnne Bander.