MIAMI – To “get in shape” and share the moment of social distancing with its community, the dance company Miami City Ballet (MCB) is rehearsing through a glass on Lincoln Road, the most popular street in Downtown Miami Beach to offer “the healing power of the arts.”
It is a joint project between the spa city and the merchants of that popular artery, which will allow six dancers from the company to rehearse from Monday to Friday as if they were in a showcase or showcase, according to a statement released this Friday.
The project is offered in an “emerging location” of the MCB on Lincoln Road, which, while promoting the company’s return to that space, transforms “with the magic and vitality of the MBC, an old Art Deco-style property,” he says. the notice.
“We hope to give people a moment of joy and an opportunity to embrace the healing power of the arts,” said Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the company.
Following the guidelines of social distancing, no more than six dancers will occupy the space at any time. In addition, circles will be placed on the ground so that viewers can safely enjoy the experience, the MCB says.
Amber Dorsky, director of public relations and communication for the company, explained to EFE that the dancers are there to train and get in shape after being locked up at home since March.
“Our headquarters at 2200 Liberty Avenue are currently occupied by students of intensive summer courses, so we have limited our capacity. We are delighted to be there and very grateful to Lincoln Road BID, Comras Company and the City of Miami Beach, who made this space available to us,” Dorsky added.
In this way, MCB, which is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its founding, returns to the same place that was previously its headquarters, that of 744 Lincoln Road, on Meridian Avenue, honoring where it all started: the company’s first studio location.
Until next Sept. 10, pedestrians will be able to observe the dancers while they practice, in addition to the costumes used in some of the company’s shows.
To enhance the visual experience, music inspired by outdoor dance will be broadcast during each practice.
The MCB, one of the most recognized ballet companies in the country, groups 53 dancers and has a repertoire of more than 130 shows.
During its local seasons, it performs annually before more than 120,000 spectators from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, among other cities in South Florida.
The company recently visited the US cities of New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles, in addition to the French capital.
In February, shortly before the first case of COVID-19 was released in Florida, the MCB premiered in Miami a new staging of the well-known ballet “Firebird,” by Russian Michel Fokine, according to the version made 71 years ago in the US by choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbi.
This set featured costume and set designs created for the occasion.