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West Palm Beach, Florida (In The Upper Room)

November 4, 2023

Saturday Nov 4, 2023 2:00 & 7:30 PM

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The season opens with a magnificent program featuring two works epitomizing the best of dance created over the past 100 years and a new work from Miami’s very own Jamar Roberts.


Created in 1934, Balanchine’s iconic Serenade is heralded for launching a new direction in classical ballet, one veering away from storytelling to impassioned plotless movement. Set to a spellbinding Tchaikovsky score, to experience Serenade is simply to appreciate its lasting beauty and to cheer for what followed.

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


In the Upper Room

Twyla Tharp’s 1986 sensation In The Upper Room is described by The New York Times as “a knockout work” that “shows you how well Ms. Tharp knew to build excitement.” Performed to a compelling Philip Glass score, the piece brilliantly combines a broad spectrum of movement into one vigorous vocabulary; boxing, tap dance, yoga, ballet and modern dance are intertwined.

Twyla Tharp
Philip Glass


Sea Change (World Premiere)

Former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artist and choreographer, Miami-native Jamar Roberts returns home for a highly anticipated powerful new work.

Jamar Roberts
John Adams



Discover More

Pre Performance Talks
Join us for our free pre-performance talks with MCB’s artistic team. These insightful conversations begin one hour prior to curtain before each performance except on opening nights.

Arsht Center, Miami
Sat, Oct 21 at 6:30pm: Sea Change choreographer Jamar Roberts and Principal Dancer Steven Loch in conversation with Lourdes Lopez.

Sun, Oct 22 at 1pm: Principal Dancer Samantha Galler and pianist Ciro Fodere Saturday in conversation with Lourdes Lopez.


November 4, 2023


Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL United States