Date(s) - Saturday, May 21, 2022
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
This is a tale of sin and redemption, the story of a young man’s hunger for adventure. It features two legendary roles – the rebellious Son and the beautiful Siren. Their partnership culminates in one of the most sensual pas de deux ever to be seen on stage. In this masterpiece, Balanchine borrowed from the worlds of gymnastics and circus – the fearless acrobatics and soaring leaps are feats of strength and Prodigal Son’s eternal themes pack a powerful emotional punch. You’ll feel every beat of this adventure; every high spirit, ferocious battle and devastating blow.
AFTER THE RAIN
WHEELDON / PÄRT
Two dancers move slowly, precisely, falling into each other and performing lifts of gorgeous geometry. This soft, melting duet is a window into a relationship full of tenderness. You’ll fall in love with the MCB premiere of this Wheeldon classic “that feels like one long, sweet exhalation” (The Standard, UK).
FORSYTHE / JUST DUCKY
How much fun can two dancers have on stage? Even more than usual in mini-skirts designed by Gianni Versace. In this ”gorgeous, edible piece”, the dancers show how much they love to dance and invite you along for the ride (The Guardian). World-renowned choreographer William Forsythe crafts complex steps, reckless shifts of weight and moments of laugh-out-loud humor. This is a pas de deux where our extraordinary dancers shine: showing off their playfulness, bravery and technical attack.
WORLD PREMIERE BY CLAUDIA SCHREIER
SCHREIER / TBC
Claudia Schreier’s “skilled and sophisticated” moves (The New York Times) show off her lively imagination and remarkable ability to blend classical steps with fresh contemporary ideas. This new commission – her second for MCB after 2020’s Places – is a collaboration between this rising choreographic star and innovative filmmaker Adam Barish.
Pre-show lectures one hour prior to showtime. Late seating holds vary by program. Late comers will be seated at the discretion of Front of House ushers.