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South Florida Ballet Theater Great Pas de Deux Series VIII with 'Sleeping Beauty Act III: Aurora’s Wedding'

South Florida Ballet Theater, under the direction of Artistic Director Lynda DeChane along with celebrated ballet dancers, will perform some of the world’s most famous pas de deux in classical ballet’s history highlighting “Diane & Actaeon,” “Swanilda Variation,” “Paquita Variation,” and “Sleeping Beauty Act III” (“Aurora’s Wedding”).

Two performances:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM

DANCING PROS: Live – hosted by Alan Thicke

The world’s finest dancers battle it out live on the stage and the audience picks the winner! DANCING PROS: Live – hosted by Alan Thicke (Golden Globe nominee and Growing Pains star, TV series) is an unforgettable live competition show created by some of the most accomplished DANCING WITH THE STARS pros – Edyta Sliwinska & Alec Mazo.

In DANCING PROS: Live, for the first time pros from DANCING WITH THE STARS, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and Dance Champions from around the globe dance off against each other. Using electronic voting remotes attached to every seat, each member of the audience will get a chance to vote for their favorite couple, becoming part of the show that will dazzle everyone with an amazing caliber celebrity & pro cast, a glamorous set, fantastic costumes, video packages, group numbers, and of course unbelievable dance moves. Singers from the best competition TV shows; The Voice and American Idol will accompany dazzling group performances and solos while celebrity guest star judges Karina Smirnoff & Edyta Sliwinska of DWTS help the audience select the winning pair. It’s the ideal family outing with bragging rights for the winner!

Israeli Dance Festival: 18th Annual Festival Yachad

Festival Yachad will feature more than 500 dancers on stage with local groups and invited companies from Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Panama and Israel. The dancers will perform to Israeli folk dance music, with colorful costumes, amazing scenery and spectacular lighting effects. This year, Festival Yachad reaches 18 years and the gala performance theme is “Chai,” which in Hebrew means life, and is represented by the number 18. Each dance is choreographed to portray a different moment and milestone in Jewish lives.

Tango Buenos Aires

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango.

Tango Buenos Aires was created for the “Jazmines” festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret “Michelangelo” by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena. The company met with tremendous success and was immediately added to the season of the General San Martin Municipal Theatre.

Performing a journey through dance and music of the life of Eva Perón, “Song of Eva Perón”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents — as well as millions more through television broadcasts. In 2008, a U.S. Congressional resolution designated the Company as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” one that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. When Mr. Ailey began creating dances, he drew upon his “blood memories” of Texas, the blues, spirituals and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations. Although he created 79 ballets over his lifetime, Mr. Ailey maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. Today, the Company continues Mr. Ailey’s mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones. In all, more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers are part of the Ailey company’s repertory. Before his untimely death in 1989, Alvin Ailey designated Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years, she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison, in turn, personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011, and The New York Times declared he “has injected the company with new life.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents — as well as millions more through television broadcasts. In 2008, a U.S. Congressional resolution designated the Company as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” one that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. When Mr. Ailey began creating dances, he drew upon his “blood memories” of Texas, the blues, spirituals and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations. Although he created 79 ballets over his lifetime, Mr. Ailey maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. Today, the Company continues Mr. Ailey’s mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones. In all, more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers are part of the Ailey company’s repertory. Before his untimely death in 1989, Alvin Ailey designated Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years, she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison, in turn, personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011, and The New York Times declared he “has injected the company with new life.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents — as well as millions more through television broadcasts. In 2008, a U.S. Congressional resolution designated the Company as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” one that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. When Mr. Ailey began creating dances, he drew upon his “blood memories” of Texas, the blues, spirituals and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations. Although he created 79 ballets over his lifetime, Mr. Ailey maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. Today, the Company continues Mr. Ailey’s mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones. In all, more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers are part of the Ailey company’s repertory. Before his untimely death in 1989, Alvin Ailey designated Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years, she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison, in turn, personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011, and The New York Times declared he “has injected the company with new life.”

South Florida Ballet Theater presents 'Giselle'

This Twilight Matinee of “Giselle” is under the direction of Lynda DeChane and Magaly Suarez, Artistic Director of Florida Classical Ballet, along with celebrated ballet dancers including Adiarys Almeida Santana as Giselle, and Joseph Gatti as Albrecht Duke of Silesia.

American Idiot

A critical sensation on Broadway and in London, the smash-hit musical “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award®-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, “American Idiot” boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), choreography by Steven Hoggett (“Black Watch”) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”

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