Prodigal Son | April 29 – May 22, 2022
Kravis Center: April 29-May 1, 2022
Arsht Center: May 6-8, 2022
Broward Center: May 21-22, 2022
- Prodigal Son by George Balanchine
- Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux by Wiliam Forsythe
- After the Rain Pas de Deux by Christopher Wheeldon
- World Premiere by Claudia Schreier
Balanchine premiered Prodigal Son at the age of 25 with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1929. For nearly a century the soul-stirring biblical tale of sin and redemption has enraptured audiences through its gripping, powerful choreography that has long put the men of ballet on exquisite display.
Herman Schmerman is an irresistibly fun romp reminding us, as Forsythe puts it, “Isn’t ballet delightful?”
Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain is a melting duet that is like peering into the window of an intimate relationship filled with great tenderness.
Claudia Schreier’s second world premiere for MCB, after 2020’s Places, blends ballet with technology to explore a landscape of shifting perspectives. Expect a rich and thoughtful journey from this collaboration between the “skilled and sophisticated” Schreier (The New York Times) and innovative filmmaker Adam Barish.