NWSA College Music Theater presents Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls

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Guys and Dolls press release photo.New World School of the Arts college music theater brings its annual musical production back to downtown Miami as it the Tony award-winning musical Guys and Dolls with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by New World School of the Arts dean of theater Patrice Bailey, the play highlights the talents of music theater college juniors and seniors, and the NWSA Symphony Orchestra students, led by Jeff Hess, Musical Director of the show.
 
Sponsored by HSBC, with additional support by NWSA theater alumnus Patrick O. Connell and Agentis Legal Advocates & Advisors, New World School of the Arts will recognize valued supporters of the school during an invitation-only Donor Celebration on February 23. After the alfresco reception in the NWSA garden area, guests will be invited to attend the 7:30 PM performance of Guys and Dolls for the perfect culmination to an evening of NWSA Music Theater with friends.
 
Opening Night for Guys and Dolls is on Friday, February 16; 7:30 PM at Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor. Follow-up shows are on February 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM and Sundays, February 18 and 25 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Information at 305-237-3541. Tickets may be purchased online sat http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

NWSA presents ViolaFest, a day of all things viola With distinguished guest artists Karen Dreyfusand Glenn Dicterow

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Violafest 2018 picture for press release.Miami-- New World School of the Arts presents its annual ViolaFest Event featuring Masterclasses by distinguished guest artists Karen Dreyfus and Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Hosted by Richard Fleischman, Associate Professor Senior of Viola at NWSA, the daylong festival places the viola in the spotlight, and offers participants the opportunity to meet, play and experience the viola in varied ways. Ms. Dreyfus and Mr. Dicterow will be performing together at the ViolaFest Final Concert.
 
ViolaFest is packed with activities that explore the instrument through Masterclasses and Special Viola Topics with NWSA Professor Richard Fleischman, performances, and even a Viola Ensemble and Faculty recital.
 
The event is free and open to students in grades 7-12 as well as college-age students. Parents are encouraged to attend. Participants must bring their viola and their music. A snack will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring food and drinks to eat in between events, while exploring the beautiful Wolfson Campus in the heart of downtown Miami.
 
Saturday, February 17; 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Room 1261. 300 NE 2Avenue, Miami Florida 33132. ViolaFest is FREE of charge.

NWSA College visual artists deconstruct identity through “no rule” rule group show

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Photography No Rules icon thumb.MIAMI – Curated by Melissa Wallen, Assistant Director -de la Cruz Collection and Ibett Yanez - Ground Control MIA, twenty-two New World School of the Arts college visual arts students will present “No Rule” Rule group exhibition. Emerging from fragmented concepts of identity, labor, spirituality, and our relationship to natural, artificial, and corporeal bodies, new forms take shape via the raw immateriality of memory and resistance. Exploring concepts of ownership and personal history, through the deconstruction of music, language, fetishistic objects, graphics, and materials. “No Rule, Rule” applies strategies of art historical movements of the past, exhibiting an emerging generation of artists keen on playing by their own rules, with one eye on the back of their head.
 

 

Opening Reception for “No Rule” Rule is on Thursday, January 25, from 6PM – 9PM. New World Gallery, 25 NE 2nd Street, Miami Florida 33132. Admission to the show is free and it is open to the public. On view January 25 – March 2, 2018.

NWSA Visual Arts alumni design artwork for MSC Cruises to inaugurate the revolutionary MSC Seaside sailing from Miami

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MSC press release picture.MIAMI – Three New World School of the Arts visual arts college alumni artists have been commissioned by MSC Cruises to design and create artwork for an MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) shipping container. MSC Cruises will weave this collaboration into a series of showcase events as they prepare to launch their new revolutionary vessel, MSC Seaside, from PortMiami next month. Led by NWSA faculty member Aramis O'Reilly, the artists who designed and will carry out the artistic execution of the container are New World School of the Arts alumnae Michelle Vasquez, Cindy Becerra, and Rachel Lee. The team, who will paint three sides of the MSC container, aim to complete the work in just four days beginning the week of Thanksgiving.
 
In celebration of MSC Cruises’ new product launch in Miami, the cruise line will showcase the finalized work of art container in Wynwood on December 5, 2017 in an art installation pre-event titled “Art of the Party,” during Art Basel Miami Beach.
 
The art-transformed shipping container will again be on display on December 21 during the “MSC Seaside Naming Ceremony” at PortMiami.
 
The three artists, Professor O’Reilly, and NWSA Dean of Visual Arts Maggy Cuesta have been invited by MSC Cruises to partake in both events. In addition, New World School of the Arts Jazz Combo One led by NWSA music faculty member Jim Gasior, will be offering a performance during the celebration at the PortMiami.

Singular voices explore scenarios in popular One Person Shows

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One Person Show 2017 press release picture.Ten graduating seniors from New World School of the Arts' college theater program present One Person Shows as their BFA Senior Project. Writing, acting and producing their own 20-30 minute piece requires "verve and an abundance of creativity and self-reliance" stated David Kwiat, coordinator of the project at NWSA. For the past twenty-seven years David Kwiat has been the coordinator of the One Festival. He is a professor in the Theater Division at NWSA and has performed with numerous local and national theater companies as well as having performed his own one-person show; John Barrymore: Confessions of an Actor in London, the Edinburgh International Festival and well as throughout the United States.  He also received the Carbonell Award for “Best Actor” as well as “Best Supporting Actor.”
 
One Person Shows will be presented at Louise O Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami 33132.
All shows are Free and open to the public.

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