Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM) artistic director Eriberto Jimenez, in collaboration with St. Lucie Ballet, artistic directors Rogelio Corrales and Lydia Oquendo, and Grace Arts Florida, director Clare Vickery, prepares for an exciting and intimate presentation "Jewels of the Russian Ballet" at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 pm.
“Jewels of the Russian Ballet” will highlight selected pieces of the most famous Classical Ballet Repertoire from the renowned Russian choreographers Mikhail Fokine and Marius Petipa, including: “Scheherazade”, based on the female character and storyteller of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as ‘One Thousand and One Nights’; the Odalisque’s pas de trois from “Le Corsaire” inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem, and “The Awakening of Flora” based on the Greek myth of Flora Goddess of Spring.
Original works include “Yerma”, a tragic poem by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca that tells the story of a childless woman living in rural Spain. Her desperate desire for motherhood becomes an obsession that eventually drives her to commit a horrific crime, and “Habaneras.” La Habanera is a sign of cultural identity that reaches all artistic expressions with great refinement from intimacy to higher and romantic states of mind.
New original choreography in collaboration with Grace Arts Florida, artistic director Clare Vickery, “The Song of Deborah” is inspired by the ancient history from the Bible of a woman who rose up against tyranny to lead her people to victory and a secure peace that lasted for decades. The ballet features beautiful video mapping, live music and a track inspired by the Maurice Ravel classic "Bolero" and the 1960's protest song by Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit".
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami was founded in 2006 by late Cuban director and choreographer Pedro Pablo Pena with the mission to promote and preserve the Classical Ballet Repertoire as exemplified by the Cuban School of Ballet.
Saturday, December 7 / 8:00 pm
1040 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, Fl. 33139
Theater Box Office 305-673-7300