PBS Arts Festival: Miami City Ballet 10/28

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Art lovers, looking for something new to strike your fancy? Well in an effort to give you a weekly exclusive pass to see emerging art from around the nation, PBS Arts Fall Festival is showcasing full-length performances, artist and performer profiles, behind-the-scenes documentaries and mini-films about the art scenes in Miami, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, the Blue Ridge Mountains and more.

On Friday, October 28, witness the grace and beauty of one of America’s finest dance companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, in a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp on PBS Arts from Miami: Great Performances “Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp” at 8 p.m.

Next up, learn about afro-cuban music, a genre defined in America by one of the late great bassists and composers, Israel “Cachao” Lopez in a mini documentary called, Cachao: Uno Mas.

Then on The Art of Dia de los Muertos, discover the personal history and unique art of this holiday through the stories of a San Antonio artist who expertly captures this rich cultural heritage.

Explore the creation of an original performance by the award-winning international dance company Troika Ranch at 9:30 p.m. Loopdiver: The Journey of a Dance, follows company members over a two-year period as they struggle with the extreme physical and emotional demands of creating a new experimental work.

The Decemberists and Gillian Welch showcase the best in contemporary songwriting on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m.