The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
By Caroline Murray, Miami City Ballet
On October 13, Wynwood Art Walk goers were minding their business at popular spot, the Wynwood Walls. No one expected a ballet dancer in street clothes to strike a pose right smack in the middle of the crowd as the DJ changed her tune to tango! That dancer was principal Jeanette Delgado, who was soon joined by a group of Miami City Ballet dancers that trickled into the choreography as the surprise performance mesmerized the spectators. And just like that, Miami City Ballet launched a Random Act of Culture™.
The dancers gave the amazed crowd a little taste of Paul Taylor’s sizzling Piazzolla Caldera, which is featured in Program I: Fire and Ice, opening the 2012-2013 Season this weekend at Adrienne Arsht Center. The flash mob was part of the Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture™. If you weren’t lucky enough to be at the Wynwood Walls during Art Walk at the right time, check out this video to see what you missed.