Three World-Renown Guest Artists Join New World School of the Arts' Choreographers in Riveting...

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3/26/07

Three World-Renown Guest Artists Join New World School of the Arts' Choreographers in Riveting Four-Day College Spring Dance Concert April 19 – April 22

MIAMI---In a unique collaboration of master choreographers, New World School of the Arts’ Freddick Bratcher and Peter London joins artistic forces with world-renown choreographers Bill Evans, Robert Battle and Paul Taylor to present NWSA’s College Spring Dance Concert. This dynamic dance program brings to life five productions including a world premier by Evans. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19, 20 & 21 and at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 22 at NWSA’s New World Dance Theater.

Headed by NWSA’s Dean of Dance, Daniel Lewis, has a total cast of 49 college students performing five different masterworks.

Peter London’s choreography, No Escape, presents a daring and intensely riveting drama based on the life of the God of the Dance, Vaslav Nijinsky. Dancing with unbridled passion and artistic excellence, the dancers reveal Nijinsky’s incredible life’s journey. The bold and powerful production Primate, by Robert Battle with original score by Philip Hamilton based on Indonesian monkey chants, entrances the audience as five female dancers delve into the depths of primitive instincts. Esplanade, first performed in 1975, is a classic signature work by New York choreographer Paul Taylor. This master work, declares NWSA Dean Lewis, “gives NWSA students a change to experience and share with the Miami audience his flavor and genius”. Master choreographer Bill Evans presents his world premier Double Trouble a piece performed by 15 students that incorporates tap dance and modern work. Rounding off the program will be Freddick Bratcher’s reconstruction of his classic pas de deux Polyphony.


New World Dance Theatre is located at NWSA, 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown, Miami. General admission to the College Spring Dance Concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Free admission on Thursday, April 19, for NWSA and MDC Students and Teachers with ID. Tickets are available by calling 305-237-3341 or online at www.mdc.edu/nwsa.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

For more information about the Dance division at New World School of the Arts, please call 305-237-3582.


Photo caption: New World School of the Arts College dance students perform Robert Battle’s Primate.

 
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