NYTimes - "First Position, and Others, in Miami - Lourdes Lopez on New Role With Miami City Ballet" by Gia Kourlas - November 2, 2012
Morphoses is pleased to announce that Isabella Boylston, a soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will replace Sara Mearns in WITHIN (Labyrinth Within) at The Joyce Theater, November 7-11, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Morphoses Board of Trustees wishes to express its enthusiasm and congratulations to Lourdes Lopez, as she embarks upon her new role as Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, effective September 4, 2012. One of the country's great ballet companies, MCB will provide Lourdes with the opportunity not only to raise that company to new heights in the classical and neo-classical repertory, but also with a platform to fulfill her vision of moving ballet forward into the 21st century. The commitment to Morphoses' vision - to create new modes of expression in ballet in collaboration with other artistic fields and new media for the benefit of new audiences - from both Lourdes and the Board of Trustees remains unchanged. We look forward to working with Lourdes and Miami City Ballet to explore an artistic combination of the two companies and continue to fulfill Morphoses' vision of revitalizing and contributing to growth in the art form of dance by presenting new works to new audiences.
We hope to see you at The Joyce Theater this November 7-11, 2012 to see Resident Artistic Director, Pontus Lidberg's WITHIN (Labyrinth Within), a diptych evening of dance and film that includes live performance from Adrian Danchig-Waring of New York City Ballet, Isabella Boylston of American Ballet Theatre, Gabrielle Lamb, Jens Weber, and Laura Mead that segues into Lidberg's award winning film "Labyrinth Within" featuring Wendy Whelan, Giovanni Buccherri, and Lidberg himself.
Lourdes Lopez commences her role as artistic director of Miami City Ballet
Fox News Latino - "New Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Makes History" - September 4, 2012
World Premiere of WITHIN (Labyrinth Within) at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
NYTimes Review - "Layers of Mediums, and Movements and Stories" by Claudia LaRocco - June 29, 2012
The Boston Globe Review - "Morphoses premiere combines dance, film at Jacob's Pillow" - June 29, 2012
Berkshire Fine Arts - "Morphoses in Within (Labyrinth Within) - by Charles Giuliano - June 30, 2012
timesunion.com Review - "Morphoses @ Jacob's Pillow" - by Tresca Weinstein - June 27, 2012
Rural Intelligence Review - "Morphoses at Jacob's Pillow: Whose Dream Is It, Anyway? - June 30, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
On April 3, 2012, Morphoses received the wonderful news that Director, Lourdes Lopez, has been named the new Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet by its Board of Governors to commence May 2013. Lourdes will succeed Edward Villella, the founder of Miami City Ballet. This represents an exciting new opportunity for Lourdes as well as Morphoses. Both the Morphoses Board of Trustees and the Miami City Ballet Board have expressed their commitment to exploring a strategic artistic partnership between Morphoses and Miami City Ballet. Lourdes has emphasized the importance of preserving the artistic vision of Morphoses - to move dance forward into the twenty-first century by presenting new works to new audiences - in her new role in Miami.
The Miami Herald - "Miami City Ballet names Lourdes Lopez to replace Edward Vilella as artistic director - April 3, 2012
Ocean Drive Magazine - "Lourdes Lopez Takes the Lead at Miami City Ballet - July/August 2012