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‘ViVa’ blends ballet and modern dance in digital performance by Miami City Ballet, NY company

Miami City Ballet soloist Samantha Hope Galler stars in "ViVa," by Amy Hall Garner. The work depicts two dancers performing the same piece while geographically apart. (Photo: Alexander Izilianev)

For choreographer Amy Corridor Garner, producing a piece that blends contemporary dance with ballet featuring dancers in two diverse cities was “an complete desire.” 

Garner collaborated with Miami City Ballet and the Paul Taylor Dance Business in New York to produce “ViVa,” which is established to Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minimal.” It capabilities Miami Metropolis Ballet soloist Samantha Hope Galler and  Paul Taylor member John Harnage, a Miami native and Miami Metropolis Ballet School alumnus.  

The piece depicts two dancers who perform with each other although physically aside, in a nod to the isolation professional by a lot of during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It was filmed with Galler dancing in a Lincoln Highway storefront, which Miami Town Ballet outfitted as a studio, and Harnage at the  Paul Taylor studio in Manhattan’s Reduced East Aspect. 

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Paul Taylor Dance Company member John Harnage stars in "ViVa," by Amy Hall Garner. The work depicts two dancers performing the same piece while geographically apart. (Photo: Alexander Izilianev)

The business will unveil “ViVa” on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/miamicityballet ) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/miamicityballet/) pages at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Miami Metropolis Ballet Director Lourdes Lopez mentioned in a push release that the collaboration between the two companies was “a little bit overdue.” 

“Giving this present of dance to the two our audiences although sharing our mutual like and regard for these two various but inextricably connected art varieties, is a impressive take care of,” she claimed. 

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