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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Start Date: 3/23/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
Event Description:

George Balanchine’s glorious Shakespearean ballet

A production by George Balanchine
Cast: Pranvera Lehnert and Anne-Sophie Ducret | Étoiles | Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet

France | 2017 | 120 min. including a 20 min. interval | Ballet in 2 parts | Not rated

Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his version of Shakespeare’s comedy for New York City Ballet. Faithful to the Bard’s vocabulary whilst adding a subtle touch of pantomime, he portrays a complex love story in two acts and six scenes. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, become caught up in a domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies which results in the intervention of the mischievous Puck and his magic potion along with a troupe of amateur actors. The denouement is celebrated in the form of a grand virtuoso entertainment. One of George Balanchine’s rare narrative ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. The sets and costumes for this production have been designed by another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix.

Conductor: Simon Hewett
Set and Costume Design: Christian Lacroix
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton

Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
Single tickets
$15, Adults; $13.50, Seniors, Students, MDC Staff, $11, Tower and
Miami Film Society Members, MDC Students

3 new discount packages | Valid for the whole season
The Emerald Pass - $90 (10 pre-purchased tickets);
the Saphire Pass - $140 (20 pre-purchased tickets) and
the Diamond Pass (only for members and MDC Students) - $70
(10 pre-purchased tickets + 1 complimentary ticket)

Tickets from the discount packages can be used in a flexible combination of the shows included in the program and in our regular film program as well. Packages must be purchased at the Box Office.
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Free parking available behind the theater
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