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Miami City Ballet
Presents
Prodigal Son

Run Time:
2hr 10min (including intermission)
Parental Guide:
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Audience Advisory:
n/a
Male dancer embracing female dancer from behind.

Apr 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022 |Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

A program of four energetic and beautiful ballets with something for everyone, including a classic story, two company premieres and an innovative world premiere. 

PRODIGAL SON
Balanchine / Prokofiev
This is a tale of sin and redemption, the story of a young man’s hunger for adventure. It features two legendary roles: the rebellious Son and the beautiful Siren. Their partnership culminates in one of the most sensual pas de deux ever to be seen onstage.

In this masterpiece, Balanchine borrowed from the worlds of gymnastics and circus. Fearless acrobatics, soaring leaps and feats of strength punctuate Prodigal Son’s powerful themes. You’ll feel every beat of this adventure – every high spirit, ferocious battle and devastating blow.

“Gauche and cruel, funny and naive, lascivious and tender. … It moves with dramatic force through fantastically perceptive and daring episodes to a conclusion of irresistible emotional conviction.” The New York Times

AFTER THE RAIN
Wheeldon / Pärt
Company premiere

Two dancers move slowly, precisely, falling into each other and performing lifts of gorgeous geometry. This soft, melting duet is a window into a relationship full of tenderness. You’ll fall in love with MCB’s premiere of this Wheeldon classic “that feels like one long, sweet exhalation” (The Standard, UK).

HERMAN SCHMERMAN
Forsythe / Willems
Company premiere

How much fun can two dancers have onstage? Even more than usual in miniskirts designed by Gianni Versace. In this ”gorgeous, edible piece,” the dancers show how much they love to dance and invite you along for the ride (The Guardian). World-renowned choreographer William Forsythe crafts complex steps, reckless shifts of weight and moments of laugh-out-loud humor. This is a pas de deux where our extraordinary dancers shine, showing off their playfulness, bravery and technical attack.

WORLD PREMIERE
Schreier / Barish / TBA

Claudia Schreier’s second world premiere for MCB, after 2020’s Places, blends ballet with technology to explore a landscape of shifting perspectives. Expect a rich and thoughtful journey from this collaboration between the “skilled and sophisticated” Schreier and innovative filmmaker Adam Barish (The New York Times).

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS PART OF A SUBSCRIPTION
For up to 30% off, access to the best seats, lots of flexibility and a season of unforgettable experiences, subscribe today. Subscriptions of three or four ballets on sale from July 14 at miamicityballet.org. Single tickets go on sale later in the year.

YOUR HEALTH. YOUR SAFETY. OUR PRIORITY.

The Kravis Center remains committed to your health and safety, and that of our artists, staff and volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Center. Like many other performing arts centers throughout the country, we have implemented new health and safety protocols to ensure your comfort and enjoyment while visiting the Center.

  • Guests aged 2 and over are required to wear a CDC approved mask that completely covers the nose, mouth and under the chin.
  • All guests aged 5 and over are required to present documentation (printed or digital) of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of full vaccination status. No home testing will be accepted.

Review the full policy details and requirements at kravis.org/healthsafety

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Male dancer embracing female dancer from behind.

YOUR HEALTH. YOUR SAFETY. OUR PRIORITY.

The Kravis Center remains committed to your health and safety, and that of our artists, staff and volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Center. Like many other performing arts centers throughout the country, we have implemented new health and safety protocols to ensure your comfort and enjoyment while visiting the Center.

  • Guests aged 2 and over are required to wear a CDC approved mask that completely covers the nose, mouth and under the chin.
  • All guests aged 5 and over are required to present documentation (printed or digital) of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of full vaccination status. No home testing will be accepted.

Review the full policy details and requirements at kravis.org/healthsafety

Unauthorized Ticket Distributors

To avoid overpaying for your Kravis Center tickets, always purchase them from our official website, kravis.org. Outside ticketing companies and ticket brokers often appear to be trustworthy, but they are not affiliated with the Kravis Center. As a result, tickets purchased through these unauthorized ticket distributors are often double or triple the cost. We cannot provide customer service notifications or refunds for tickets purchased from unauthorized sites, unauthorized ticket distributors or brokers. View page for more information.

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