Miami En Pointe

If one had to craft a ballet that reflected Miami’s pulse, its movements would need to mirror certain narratives of the city, like the clean, swooping lines of Miami’s skyscrapers, the churning and chugging of the Metrorail, and the stirring of the cultural melting pot. In the International Ballet Festival of Miami these narratives stick close to director Pedro Pablo Peña’s own experience. Peña’s Miami started with an arrival on the Mariel boatlift and continued as he helped to create the International Ballet Festival of Miami with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. Now in its thirteenth season, IBF heads north with a show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) tonight. Showtime is at 8 p.m. with tickets costing between $23-53. Call 561-832-7469, or visit
Fri., Sept. 12, 2008
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Terra Sullivan