Still More Ballet
Whenever egos and public monies are at stake, politicking, back-dealing, or just plain whoring colors the arts as strongly as a fresh tube of alizarin crimson. Miamis dance community is no exception. But sometimes the negatives add up to a positive. Tonights performance by Ballet Gamonet/Maximum Dance Company marks Iliana Lopezs return to the stage following a two-year absence. The retired Miami City Ballet star remained active in the dance community as ballet mistress for the MCB. She later worked with Jimmy Gamonet, whom she knew from his days as MCBs acclaimed choreographer. Reunited, they will premiere his But I Never Saw Another Butterfly Again, which is set to Henryk Góreckis Symphony No. 3, Opus 36. Two other Gamonet works are also scheduled. His signature piece, My Lady, pays homage to feminine power, while the ever-popular SUPERMEGATROID introduces swing-era numbers and steps to ballets formal landscape. A tango-influenced ballet by Dwight Rhoden closes the evening. Performances are tonight and tomorrow at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. Tickets range from $25 to $50. Call 305-259-9775, or visit www.maximumdancecompany.com.
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