Tickets: $35 Adult
Shows: Fri Aug 4 & Sat Aug 5 8:00 pm
Doors open 1 hour before performances.
Florida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala with Ballet Director Magaly Suarez’ Company.
Magaly Suarez is a world-renown dance professional with 30 years international experience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she graduated with Honors with “Dancer and Teacher” degree from the Cuban National Ballet School in 1980. She discovered her passion for teaching very early in her life and she was prepared to do so by the best teachers of the Cuban National Ballet School, where she eventually taught for nineteen years. Mrs Suarez is an international ballet Mistress, Coach and Choreographer and have worked with great Companies like Cincinnati Ballet, Corella Ballet, Morphoses “The Wheeldon Company”. She has also taught at ballet schools like CPYB, ADT, NYCB staging ballets such as Paquita, Coppelia and Swan Lake among others.
Florida Classical Ballet’s purpose is threefold: to develop young talents by improving technique and artistry; to elevate the Company level through master classes and rehearsals; to provide local job opportunities for dancers and theatre professionals.
Mrs Suarez is also the Owner and Director of The Art of Classical Ballet School, a two studio facility with state-of-the-art dance floors, in Pompano Beach. The School’s objective is to offer world-class training in classical ballet, as well as the Cuban Classical Ballet tradition. Students come from all over the world to expressly study and train with her.
Sleeping Beauty III act – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
King Florestan and his Queen have welcomed their first child, Princess Aurora, and declare a Grand Christening ceremony to honour her. Fairies are invited to the ceremony to bestow gifts on the child. Each fairy represents a virtue or positive trait. But before The Lilac Fairy can bestow her gift, the evil fairy Carabosse arrives. She is furious for not having been invited to the christening and places a curse upon the baby princess as revenge. But all is not lost….100 years later Prince Desire will defeat Carabosse and break the spell, and Princess Aurora and Prince Desire will live happily ever after!
La Esmeralda – Pas de Six – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Cesare Pugni
The beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda marries the poet Pierre Gringoire, to save him from death in the hands of the gypsy king. The groom is smitten with his new bride, but she makes it clear that the marriage is strictly one of convenience. Gringoire is not the only one infatuated with Esmeralda, the archdeacon of Notre Dame cathedral, Claude Frollo, is dangerously obsessed with the girl and orders his deformed henchman, Quasimodo, to abduct her. When Quasimodo attacks Esmeralda in the street, she is rescued by the King’s captain Phoebus de Chateaupers. who capture Quasimodo.
Phoebus and Esmeralda declare their love for each other, unaware that the archdeacon Frollo is also there, eavesdropping on them.Frollo tries to kill Phoebus and incriminate Esmeralda but the true culprit is revealed and Esmeralda is cleared from any crime . Esmeralda and Phoebus are happily reunited.
Wunderland – Choreographed by Edwaard Liang – Music Philip Glass String Quartet 2, 3 and 5 )
The world renown dancers Taras Domitro and Adiarys Almeida will perform for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center audience this very choreographic piece where the author imagined a whole world inside a snowball globe.
Melody – Choreographed by Walter Gutierrez – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Over the beautiful music of Tschaikovsky’s Melodie Opera 42 n.3, the choreographer interrogates himself about the new meaning of social interraction. In this new (but at the same time old) world where us humans are still in great need of love, friendship and cohesion, it is a daily task to find different and more subtle ways to communicate our feelings. The choreographer’s wish is for everyone’s story to enjoy a “happily ever after” ending.