"Here and Now" performative exhibition during Art Basel

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MIAMIHere and Now is the titled bestowedupon the New World School of the Arts annual exhibition that sets off the wheels in motion, during the week-long Art Basel Fair, at the Yard@Casalin in Wynwood. Under the guidance of NWSA dean of visual arts Maggy Cuesta, “the show this year offers continuous motion of unexpected performances during the three hour opening.” With four permanent performative installations canvasing the beautiful oasis that is the Yard, “every guest will have it’s own experience which continues to change and morph as the minutes go by,” added Maggy.

BFA Theater students will be present One Person Shows as the culmination of their art career at NWSA

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MIAMI – Fourteen graduating seniors from New World School of the Arts’ college theater program present One-Person Shows as their B.FA Senior Project. Writing, acting and producing their own 20-30minute piece requires “verve and an abundance of creativity and self-reliance” stated David Kwiat, coordinator of the project at NWSA.
Schedule of presentation:
1.    Thursday, December 17: Program A: 5:00 pm; Program B: 8:00 pm
2.    Friday, December 18: Program A: 8:00 pm; Program B: 5:00 pm
3.    Thursday, January 7: Program C: 5:00 pm; Program D:  8:00 pm
4.    Friday, January 8: Program C: 8:00 pm; Program D:  5:00 pm

Fall Dance Celebration offers two dynamic evenings of varied choreography

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bdraperMIAMI- Featuring New World School of the Arts High School and College dancers, the Fall Dance Celebration offers a dynamic and varied evening of choreography that highlights ballet, modern and hip-hop styles.

Fall Dance Celebration is November 20 and 21; 7:30 PM. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami. General admission is $10 and tickets are available at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.  

Among the choreography that will be presented is Sunshine State, a lively contemporaryballet by Gerard Ebitz. Choreographed by NWSA alum, former Ailey dancer, Uri Sands, Earth portrays dramatic geological and climatic global eventswith powerful contemporary strive and intensity. With his wife Toni Pierce Sands Sands, Uri is currently the co-director of Minneapolis’ highly regarded TU Dance Company. An excerpt of Asuka captivates the audience with vibrant Cuban music and rhythms of yesteryear. Through his choreography Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director NYC’s Ballet Hispanico, explores the life and music of Cuban salsa queen Celia Cruz. Choreographed by Darshan Singh Bhuller, Follies is a darkly whimsical contemporary dance piece which touches on the value of dancing, playfully interacting with texts from television, film, and reality, along with a fantastical virtual environment designed by British filmmakers Kit Monkman & Tom Wexler. SOME GOOD OLD NEW, choreography by Kehynde Hill, a local hip-hop choreographer with extensive professional credits in a variety of venues, blends lindy, hip-hop, contemporary dance and numerous other genres into an upbeatevocation of 1940’s New York City.

"Benjamin Cañas: A Selection of Works" showcases paintings from NWSA’s Art for New Art Permanent Collection.

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bcanas prBENJAMIN CAÑAS: A SELECTION OF WORKS showcases a vast display of work by world-renowned painter Benjamin Cañas. The exhibition is part of New World School of the Arts Art for New Art Permanent Collection donated to the school more than five years ago by an anonymous benefactor, through the efforts of Rosario Martinez-Cañas, graphic design professor at NWSA. "Benjamin Cañas (1933 - 1967) is one of the most important visual artists of modern Latin America. His works are included in many museums and permanent art collections and it has left a strong artistic influence not only in his own country and Latin America but has transcended internationally," explained Jose Martinez-Cañas, Latin American Fine Art expert.

NWSA’s Make Art Work [MAW] series offers its first lecture in Spanish, to explore curatorial opportunities in miami.

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aherrera maw prMiami – New World School of the Arts' Make Art Work (MAW) leads the new Make ArtWork lecture series with a lecture by Dr. Adriana Herrera, recognized art critic, writer and curator. Herrera will engage in a dialogue with visual arts students alongside Willy Castellanos - prominent Cuban art historian, curator and artist. The dynamic conversation will explore curatorial opportunities in Miami, offering students and faculty invaluable testimony about their own professional journey and how they have utilized their media knowledge and institutional alliances to establish themselves in the arts community. Construyendo visiones curatoriales en Miami: alianzas y estrategias (Building curatorial visions in Miami: alliances and strategies) will be presented in Spanish and it is open to all NWSA and MDC students, faculty and the general public, free of charge.

Sammy Nestico joins NWSA in Make Art Work [MAW] Lecture followed by Concert with the Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble

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snestico prMiami -- New World School of the Arts' Make Art Work (MAW) turns to the world of music as world renowned jazz composer Sammy Nestico embarks on a dialogue with the students of NWSA, MDC and the public at large. In Composing Our Future, Nestico will discuss his lifelong career as a composer and arranger for some of our world’s most important artists and production giants in addition to a signature piece being performed by the NWSA called Swingphonic. "His presence on campus will be unforgettable," expressed dean of music Daniel Andai. "The instrumentalists and directors are dancing to the tunes in rehearsals and our composition students are eagerly awaiting his arrival. What an honor for all involved!"

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