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 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 Catoya, Ramil Bagmanov and Hernan Montengro: 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.



Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tickets: $30.00

3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180 Phone 954.462.0222 | Toll-free 877.311.7469


Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tickets: $30.00

201 SW 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 Phone 954.462.0222 | Toll-free 877.311.7469

NOTE: Arts Ballet Theatre maintains a very strict late seating policy. Latecomers will NOT be seated until intermission.

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