New Playwrights’ Festival explores Fantasy & fiction; comedy & drama; anxiety & death

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MIAMINew World School of the Arts presents its 25th annual New Playwrights’ Festival. The 2015 Festival features eight original short plays written by current New World School of the Arts High School and College Students. Thisyear there will be one student-directed and seven faculty-directed productions. The festival allows young student playwrights from both the high school andcollege the unique opportunity to experience what is like to workshop an original play.
 
“The students gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of rewrites and other adjustments that must be made when producing original work. They learn thatplaywriting begins as a solitary endeavor, and then develops into a collaborative art form once the director, designers and actors become involved. Each artist contributes to the shape of the final, produced play,” said 2015 Festival Coordinator, Pamela Roza Hayes.

NWSA music concerts offer world premiere compositions

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pianorecital prMiami — New World School of the Arts'  Chamber Music and Piano Recital will feature students of the NWSA College Music Division coming together to collaborate in one of music’s most revered genres, chamber music. The skill required to performs chamber works ultimately leads to communicating musical intention without words to interpret timeless works by beloved composers. In this performance, the young artists will be featuringworks by Turina from Spain, Villa Lobos from Brazil and Hungarian’s Bartok’s Contrast for violin, clarinet and piano, among many more. The performance will be rounded off by piano features of students from the piano studio professor Ciro Fodere.

The tragic masterpiece "Macbeth" graces the stage of NWSA

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MIAMI— New World School of the Arts College Theater Division presents Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, which has been hailed as one of his most transcendental works. Directed by  James Randolph, the production showcases theater students who are about to receive their BFA degree this year. A timeless play, Randolph notes the relevance to society stating that, “There is a bit of Macbeth in all of us - What makes us humane vs. merely being human is when we do what’s right instead of what’s possible.”

College Spring Concerts Celebrates Diversity

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group auka prThis year’s New World School of the Arts’ College Spring Dance Concert will be an exciting and varied program, featuring the work of respected faculty choreographers as well as other world renowned choreographers including Eduardo Vilaro (Artistic Director of the New York City-based company, Ballet Hispanico) and Bill T. Jones among others.
 
The NWSA College Spring Dance Concert begins on April 23; 7:30 PM. Additional performances on April 24 & 25; 7:30 PM and April 26; 2:00 PM. New World Dance Theater - 25 Northeast 2nd Street, 8th floor. General admission $15 / students and seniors $5. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.nwsa.mdc.edu  
 
The program showcases Asuka, Vilaro’s moving work set to the music of the iconic Cuban singer Celia Cruz, and serving as his tribute and celebration of her life and career; Bill T. Jones’ powerfully lyrical work, D-Man in the Waters, which is set to the soaring Mendelssohn Octet for Strings, played live by NWSA musicians; and Darshan Singh Bhuller’s witty and engaging new work, Follies.

Opera Theater Ensemble brings to life Haydn's opera Lo Speziale (The Apothecary)

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NewWorld School of the Arts Opera Theatre Ensemble production of Lo Speziale (The Apothecary) by Joseph Haydn will be presented this weekend at the Miami Dade College NorthCampus. Returning as director this year is Jeffrey Buchman, well known in Miami for his work with Florida Grand Opera. Forthis production, director Buchman has updated the setting to the boardwalk of Venice Beach, California, where all manner of interesting things can happen. The fully staged opera includes magnificent costumes, scenery and props, accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Alfred Gershfeld.

The annual Rising Stars Showcase highlights the exceptional talent of more than 200 NWSA students!

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rs showcase 2015 prMiami --- Rising Stars Showcase, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance, presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida’s premier arts institution. The showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts exhibition featuring impressive student artworks. The show, as diverse as the school population, includes painting,drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases excerpts from works performed by the high school and the college students during the school year.

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