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June events calendar for ballet lovers

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Here are all the virtual ballet performances you can attend in June 2020

In order to keep the community engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM) has organized multiple virtual events for your enjoyment that are available through the month of June. 

June 11 at 8:00 p.m.

The CCBM released the performance titled “Sleeping Beauty” Pas de Deux. The dance, originally performed in June 2018, featured dancers Yolanda Correa and Sterling Baca at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. The performance aired on the CCBM YouTube channel. A short version can be found here.

June 12 at 8:00 p.m. 

In celebration of the XXV Anniversary of the International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM), which would have occurred in the summer of 2020, the IBFM released the best clips from the past 24 years of the festival’s history on its YouTube channel. A clip from the 2018 festival can be found here.

June 15

The CCBM School has reopened for summer ballet sessions, following social distancing and sanitation guidelines. The school trains dancers to a professional level while teaching them Cuban ballet methodology. Classes are for students ages three and above, and feature training in stretching, conditioning, ballet technique, pointe and other variations. If interested, you can call 786-747-1877.

June 16 at 8:00 p.m.

In celebration of the XXV Anniversary of the IBFM, another set of the festival’s best performances from the past 24 years of history premiered on the YouTube channel. Click here to see a clip from the 2019 festival.

June 17 at 8:00 p.m. 

In collaboration with Art and Décor Productions, the Creation Art Center presented “Intimo” a new program, in Spanish, where the audience was able to participate in an intimate evening with their favorite artists. Hosted by actor and director Alejandro Galindo, Intimo was streamed on the Miami Hispanic Cultural Art’s Center on Instagram and Facebook. 

June 18 at 8:00 p.m.

The CCBM released “Grand Pas de Quatre,” a 2017 ballet performance which was choreographed by Jules Perrot, with music by Cesare Pugni and performed by Cuban dancers Lorena Feijoo, Marize Fumero, Venus Villa, and Manuela Navarro. A clip can be found here

June 19 at 7:00 p.m.

The Creation Art Center’s Viernes de Tertulia occurs on the third Friday of each month. Conducted by writer and reviewer Luis de la Paz, this featured Cuban writer Jose Abreu Felippe, who presented his new books “Morir por Tramos” and “Imperfecciones del Horizonte,” by Luis de la Paz from publisher El Ataje. This was streamed live through Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center’s Instagram and Facebook. 

June 24 at 5:00 p.m.

“Rebuilding Together” was artistic director Eriberto Jimenez’s way of providing connection within the dance community and an understanding of the importance of physical and mental health during this pandemic. Jimenez aims to do a virtual class each day at 10:30 a.m. for dancers to maintain their training. Each performance is shown separately prior to the final result, where they all come together in one piece. The music was created with arrangements of the pianist Isaac Rodriguez. 

The CCBM presents talented dancers and performers, as well as training young dancers to embody the elegance and strict methodology of dancing in Cuban culture. You can learn more about their founder, Pedro Pablo Pena, and their Artistic Director Eriberto Jimenez at https://www.cubanclassicalballetofmiami.org/

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