Four performances of Ballets with a Latin Flavors will take place at both the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
On Saturday October 10th, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida opens its season with an exciting contemporary program featuring a new work for the company: “Tarde en la Siesta” by Cuban choreographer Alberto Méndez, and music by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. It will be Mendez himself who will stage this piece.
This will also be the debut of Miami’s prima ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya as principal dancer of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. The South Florida audience will enjoy the virtuosity of Ms. Catoya in the Grand Pas of “Don Quixote” and the Grand Pas of “Laurencia”, a piece from the classical repertoire rarely seen in the United States, by Vakhtang Chabukiani to music by Alexander Crain, based on Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna. Also choreographer Alberto Mendez is staging a Pas de Trois for Ms. Mary Catoya, Ramil Bagmanov and Hernan Montenegro: His formerly piece Suite Generis revised and renamed by himself as Eros’ Game, where two men and a woman show a more contemporary phase of Mr. Mendez and will leave audiences breathless!
To complement this program with Latin flavor,Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will perform “Fuga con Pajarillo,” the orchestral version of Venezuelan composer, Aldemaro Romero’s fugue, choreographed by Vladimir Issaev. In this work the typical steps of Joropo (a folk dance) are recreated in pointe shoes, showing the technicality of the solo dancers. The costumes are a creation by designer Jorge Gallardo who, inspired in bougainvillea flower, dresses the ballerinas, while the soloist wears traditional Venezuelan Liqui-liqui. Following, Suite of Waltzes also choreographed by Vladimir Issaev with Music of Venezuelan pianist and composer, Teresa Carreno.
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