The Adrienne Arsht Center will host Family Fest, a free series featuring a family-friendly one-hour indoor performance on Saturday, Feb. 13.
The Miami City Ballet presents “Ballet for Young People” at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at 2 p.m.; The stand-by line will be available at 1 pm for those who do not have first access passes. (See below for link.)
Ballet for Young People is an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the art of ballet. Learn how ballet began, what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer and how a ballet is created.
The program includes performance excerpts by the MCB School Ensemble, including two classics by Marius Petipa: the famed fairy-tale ballet The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Puss N’ Boots, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. Also enjoy George Balanchine’s salute to the U.S.A., the high-spirited Stars and Stripes, with all-American costumes, sets and music (danced to the patriotic marches of John Philip Sousa). Closing the program is an excerpt from one of Balanchine’s most charming works, the joyful Bourrée Fantasque, danced by Company Dancers to the sparkling music of Emmanuel Chabrier.
First-Access Passes must be obtained for every member of your party. There is a limit of 4 passes per household. Those without a First-Access Pass must wait in the Stand-By Line beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance. Patrons will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.