Miami City Ballet,
the internationally-acclaimed dance company under the
artistic direction of Edward Villella, will host a
World Premiere Celebration on Friday, March
28, 2008 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the
Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (1300 Biscayne
Blvd.) The event commemorates the first performance of a
brand-new work NIGHTSPOT created for Miami
City Ballet’s dancers by world-renowned modern dance
choreographer Twyla Tharp, set to music by
singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, with costumes
designed by Isaac Mizrahi.
Celebration takes place on stage at the Sanford and
Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House immediately following a
7:30p.m. performance. The post-show festivities will
include a Black Tie on-stage dinner dance with honored
guests Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello and a simultaneous
Party called “NIGHTSPOT Lounge” in the Peacock
rehearsal room hosted by Partners en Pointe.
Ballet’s Celebration Drawing will take place on
stage during the performance intermission. The drawing
features a remarkable array of gifts such as: a dazzling
$50,000 Graff diamond necklace; a Neiman Marcus-Merrick
Park $5000 shopping spree complemented by a stay at the
Connaught Hotel – with butler service – in London; a one
week voyage for two aboard the all-suite cruise line
Silversea; and a 7-night stay at a five-star, luxurious
penthouse condominium in Steamboat Springs, Colorado,
courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Murray Zedeck.
Tickets for the drawing are available for $250 each with
only 1,000 tickets being sold.
Tickets for the
on-stage dinner are available at $1500 per person and
$2500 per person. Table sponsorships are also
Tickets for the “NIGHTSPOT Lounge” Party are $500 per
person. For information call (305) 929-7000, ext. 1444.
the event are Tina Carlo, Gerri LeBow, and Rosalind
Richter. Honorary Chairmen are Nancy Jean Davis and
Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca. Honorary Co-Chairs are Betty
Madigan Brandt and Diane and Irving Siegel. Co-Chairs
are Nora Bulnes and Bobi and James Eroncig.
Drive magazine, South Florida’s award-winning
publication, is the official media sponsor of the World
Décor for the
evening is provided by Godfrey Del Rio with live music
by the George Tandy Orchestra.
Tickets to the evening performance of Program
IV which includes the premiere of NIGHTSPOT
and also George Balanchine’s Square Dance and
Tarantella are available through
Miami City Ballet’s Box Office, (305) 929-7010 or