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2023 Calendar of Events*

July 22nd through August 13th, 2o23

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*Subject to Change

Festival's Poster Unveiling Reception

The IBFM opens with the unveiling of the Festival's Official Poster, Festival's Award Statuettes, and the opening of the Art Exhibit Series. Our Festival poster is created every year by a different artist and our Statuettes, inspired by Prima Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, are created by Mexican Artist David Camorlinga.
This event is by invitation only to our sponsors, donors, and the media.

Saturday 7:00 pm
Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

Art Exhibit Series

Every year the IBFM presents a thematic art exhibition inspired by dance. Selected artists will showcase their works which will be kept on exhibit every day during the months of July and August.

Monday to Saturday 10am - 7pm
Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

International Summer Intensive & Workshops

The IBFM has developed an International Ballet Summer Intensive to intermediate and advanced dance students, featuring national and international instructors, offering classical ballet, modern, contemporary dance and jazz. 

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Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

Dance Film Series

In collaboration with the Cinemathèque de la Danse de Paris and the Dance Film Association (New York).  Through this Film Series the Festival's aim is to educate the public by presenting dance documentaries and films highlighting the beauty of this art form. Since 2019 the Festival also presents outdoors screenings of previous festival performances.

Monday & Tuesday 8:00 pm
Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

Thursday & Friday 8:00 pm
Lincoln Road (Euclid Circle)

Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus

Program I 

International Young Medalists Performance

The festival will invite young ballet artists that are medal winners of national and international Ballet Competitions for a special performance. This is In collaboration with Miami International Ballet Competition, Universal Ballet Competition (USA), Concurso de Danza Mercosur & Latinoamerica Danza (Argentina), Danza Activa (Panama) and World Dance Award (Italy).

Friday 11:00 pm


Sunday 8:00 pm
Miami Theater Center

IBFM Dance Marathon

A free outdoor performance showcasing the young talent and stars of tomorrow raised in our own City of Miami, in collaboration with 15 dance studios. IBFM presents a Dance Marathon, a free outdoor performance showcasing the young talent and stars of tomorrow raised in our own City of Miami

Monday 11:00 am
 Miami Beach Bandshell

Program II

IBFM Contemporary

Cutting edge dance program featuring national and international guests and modern and contemporary dance companies, presenting an exciting and eclectic mix of dance styles and music.

Performance I
Thursday 8:00 pm
Lincoln Road (Euclid Circle)

Performance II
Friday 8:00 pm

Performance III
Saturday 8:00 pm
Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center

Performance IV
Sunday 5:00 pm
Amaturo Theater

Program III

Grand Classical Gala Performance

Dance stars from around the world perform the most famous classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire, featuring prestigious ballet companies represented by their greatest stars.
"A Life for Dance" Lifetime Achievement Award  is presented during this gala to outstanding worldwide renowned ballet dancers, choreographers & directors. This award honors their legacy and brilliant careers.

Saturday 8:00 pm
Venue: TBD

Festival Closing Gala of the Stars Performance

We end our IBFM with guest principal dancers performing a different piece.
The “Criticism and Culture of Ballet” Award is presented at our closing gala honoring the most important national
and international dance critics.

Sunday 5:00 pm
Venue: Miami Dade County Auditorium

Book Presentations

The IBFM presents magazines & books dedicated to the dance. Authors are present for the release and signing and are interviewed by reviewer Orlando Taquechel.

In collaboration with Fundacion Apogeo, presenter of the August edition of Caritate Magazine.

Time: TBD
Venue: TBD

Ballet Master Classes

Selected students will be invited to observe the Ballet master classes offered to the Festival's guest principal dancers.

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am
Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

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