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The Butterfly: Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida Presents "Le Papillon"

February 21, 2024

"Le Papillon" will grace the stage once again in Aventura. This charming ballet, set to the delightful music of Offenbach, will transport you into a fairy tale world. With captivating sets and costumes, this production balances tragedy and comedy, creating a truly unique experience.

The highly anticipated production of "Le Papillon" (The Butterfly) is presented by The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and choreographed by the acclaimed Vladimir Issaev himself. This new rendition, set to the captivating music of Offenbach, promises an extraordinary showcase of virtuosity by our talented professional dancers.

"Le Papillon" is a two-act fairy-themed ballet that originated from the esteemed Paris Opera Ballet. The story revolves around the mischievous fairy Hamza, the kidnapped princess Farfalla, and the valiant prince Djalma. As the plot unfolds, Farfalla undergoes a magical transformation into a butterfly, leading to a series of enchanting and bewildering events.

With the combination of powerful performances by our professional corps, elaborate sets and costumes, and the visionary choreography of Vladimir Issaev, this enchanting production guarantees to mesmerize both new and returning audiences.

Be captivated by the artistry, passion, and talent of our exceptional dancers.

The Company
For the past 25 years, the unwavering passion and dedication of Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev, combined with the extraordinary talent and creativity of their artists, have propelled Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida to become a beacon of excellence. Through their commitment to delivering the highest quality ballet productions, they have established themselves as a formidable organization in the South Florida area.

Since their inception in 1997, Arts Ballet has consistently presented full seasons filled with exceptional classical ballet, new-classical ballet, and contemporary dance works. Their mission is to make professional ballet performances accessible to diverse audiences, including students, the elderly, and the vibrant community of residents and visitors in the area.

The company dancers are internationally acclaimed artists, adorned with prestigious accolades that reflect the exceptional artistry and technical mastery they bring to the stage. They have transformed Arts Ballet into a truly diverse organization, representing the rich tapestry of cultures and backgrounds that thrive in South Florida.

They take immense pride in their role as a stunning ballet company, delivering captivating performances that inspire, uplift, and entertain. The dedication of their artists, along with Vladimir Issaev's visionary leadership, has positioned Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida as a pillar of the arts in our community.

They invite you to join them on this remarkable journey as they continue to bring the beauty and magic of ballet to the hearts of all who experience it. Come celebrate the artistry, creativity, and inclusivity that define Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

"Le Papillon" will perform Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets start at $40.00 and are selling out fast.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: - Or by phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307. Tickets start at 50.

FREE parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.

Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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