Thursday, January 24, 2019
Art Scene

LATIN BRAVURA Opens Arts Ballet’s New Season

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Vladimir Issaev, will be opening its 20th season with an exciting repertoire. The company, in an effort to keep audiences at full expectation, will feature two new important works for the company: “Nuestros Valses” by Venezuelan choreographer Vicente Nebrada. Zane Wilson and Yanis Pikieris from the Vicente Nebrada Foundation are staging this piece with Issaev’s amazing dancers. This famous piece by late Vicente Nebrada is one of his signature pieces. It has been performed by some of the most important international ballet companies in the US, South America and Europe. Considered the most “Nebradian” piece by excellence, Nuestros Valses is a very demanding piece for the six couples interpreting it.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Saturday, October 7 / 7:30 pm (New times)
Sunday, October 8 /3:00 pm
3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180
Phone 954.462.0222 | Toll-free 877.311.7469
Tickets: $ 35.00

Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Amaturo Theater)
Saturday, October 14 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15 / 3:00 pm
201 SW 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone 954.462.0222 | Toll-free 877.311.7469

The wonderful music was composed by 19th Century Venezuelan composers Ramón Delgado Palacios and Teresa Carreño, recreating the Venezuelan music to the Viennese style of the time. Nebrada was capable to create a ballet with elements and movements expressing a determinant idiosyncrasy through a romantic, dramatic and passionate dance.

The second new piece “Viva España” is under the responsibility of prolific and creative Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev himself. With the exhilarating music by Massenet, based on the epic story of “El Cid”, Issaev brings to South Florida audiences a piece of pure bravura on the Spanish style. All company dancers are involved in the choreography and along with the seductive and exotic music, they are the main inspiration of his creation as he takes advantage of the extraordinary skills of his dancers trained in the most demanding classical ballet technique.

Issaev’s dancers are also excited and proud to present choreographer Yanis Pikieris’ exuberant piece “Danzon”, with music by Mexican composer Alberto Marquez. A favorite among audiences, this piece celebrates the Mexican music style while the dancers display their capacity for the neo classical and contemporary style of the already recognized choreographer.

By public demand prima ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya along with Kazuya Arima will perform the beautiful adagio recently created and part of a work in progress by Vladimir Issaev based on the movie “Vertigo” on a libretto by Baltasar Santiago Martin.

During the entire season and as part of their 20th Anniversary, the company will pay tribute to organizations and personalities that have been part of the development of the vibrant company, such as Citizens Interested in Arts, Miami Salon Group, Funding Arts Broward and many more.

Andrea Carneiro
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