The Joffrey Ballet is widely credited as the best ballet company in the United States. It tours the world, performing both classical and modern works. Miami will get a taste of the troupe's fabulousness this Friday and Saturday when it swings through town for two performances at the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House.
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Joffrey's Miami program will feature several works. "Confetti" is a high-energy piece with a small selection of dancers performing challenging choreography. In the more serene "Valses Poéticos," love letters are translated into dance to reflect a couple's relationship. But the big-name performance is the Joffrey's major new ballet, "Age of Innocence." Edwaard Liang, who choreographed it, was inspired by Jane Austen, a woman who stood strong against society's repression but did so with feminine grace. "Age of Innocence" has won rave reviews around the country, making it a must-see for any self-respecting dance aficionado.
Fri., March 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 27, 8 p.m., 2010