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The International Ballet Festival of Miami is here!

It has been a while since people have enjoyed performances in theaters. The pandemic made things very hard for artists and those that are passionate about experiencing the arts. However, it is very exciting that those times are behind us! The International Ballet Festival of Miami is here, and it welcomes all that wish to partake in the appreciation of the beautiful performances! 

Miami Hispanic Ballet has put on an incredible program that started on July 24, 2021, and will continue until August 15, 2021. The festival will host over 100 performer dancers from the best international dance companies worldwide. 

Whether you are a fan of ballet, contemporary dance, or classical performances, there will be an event for you! Furthermore, this year’s festival will include a rare dance film series, art exhibits inspired by dance, book presentations, master dance classes, and workshops. 

The breakdown of the festival is as follows:

  • IBFM Youth Gala Performance on July 31, at 7 pm.
  • IBFM Dance Marathon on August 1, at 11 am.
  • IBFM Interview Series 7:30 pm which will be streamed on the International Ballet Festival of Miami Facebook page from August 2 until August 6.
  • IBFM on the Streets at Lincoln Rd. on August 5, at 8:30 pm.
  • Contemporary Performance I on August 6, at 8 pm at the Seminole Theater.
  • Contemporary Performance 2 on August 7, at 8 pm at the Miami Beach Bandshell.
  • Contemporary Performance 3 on August 8, at 5 pm at the Amaturo Theater Broward Center.
  • From August 9-13 there will be workshops at 9 am until 4 pm and IBFM Interviews Series at 7:30 streamed on the International Ballet Festival of Miami Facebook page.
  • On August 13, at 7:30 pm there will be a Book Presentation of “Con El Paso Cambiado” by Roger Salas streamed on the Facebook page. At 8:30 pm there will be an IBFM Films on the Street event at Lincoln Road.
  • Etoiles Classical Gala will be held on August 14 at 8 pm at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
  • Festival Closing Gala of the Stars will be on August 15 at 5 pm at the Fillmore Miami Beach. 

The companies that will be featured are from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Scotland, Germany, and the United States. Some events that are taking place do require the purchase of tickets, but many are free to the public. 

The Miami Hispanic Ballet Company was established in 1993 as a non-profit dance organization to identify and promote Hispanic dancers, expand the knowledge of dance, and give access to dance in Miami. Their Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami is recognized as one of the most successful in the United States and is the only one of its kind in South Florida. Each year there are two awards presented at the festival: “A Life for Dance”, which is one of the most prestigious awards in the dance world, and the “Criticism and Culture of Ballet” to the most respected International dance critics. 

Due to the nature of the event, there will be live and virtual broadcasts of the performances so that the entire Miami-Dade and Broward Counties can be a part of the show. For additional information on the festival, the official schedule, and to purchase your tickets, visit the International Ballet Festival of Miami site.

This is the event you have been waiting for! Grab a companion and head to Miami’s International Ballet Festival! 

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