Miami City Ballet’s World Premiere of NIGHTSPOT

A Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello Collaboration

Tina Carlo, Chairman; Rosalind Richter, Chairman;
Edward Villella; & Gerri LeBow, Chairman

Miami City Ballet, the internationally acclaimed dance company under the artistic direction of Edward Villella, hosted a World Premiere Celebration recently at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The event commemorated the first performance of a brand new work NIGHTSPOT created for Miami City Ballet’s dancers by world renowned modern dance choreographer Twyla Tharp, set to music by singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, with costumes designed by Isaac Mizrahi.

A drawing took place on-stage during intermission where luxurious gifts included: a $50 thousand diamond necklace by GRAFF; a Silversea cruise; a Neiman Marcus shopping spree and trip to London; and a five-star ski vacation in Steamboat, Colorado.

Edward Villella, Twyla Tharp, Elvis Costello,
& Linda Villella

The Celebration took place at the Ziff Ballet Opera House immediately following the performance. The post-show festivities included a Black Tie on stage dinner dance with honored guests Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello. Costello sang an impromptu rendition of My Funny Valentine with the George Tandy Orchestra, a special treat for all who attended.

A simultaneous Party “NIGHTSPOT Lounge” hosted by Partners en Pointe included glamorous young patrons of the ballet who mingled with Tharp and Costello, partied, and danced the night away.