Exhilarating World Dance kicks-off the dance season at New World School of the Arts

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Exhilarating World Dance kicks-off the dance season at New World School of the Arts
A collaboration between NWSA and university of Florida dancers
 
MIAMI---With an exhilarating 3-day performance, New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida again collaborate to present World Dance. Originally NWSA’  NWSA college dance students Jessica Quintana and Joshua Winzeler in Michael Uthoff’s A Media LuzAfrican Dance Celebration, this is one of the most exhilarating and dynamic performances of the year. With more than fifty five college and high school dancers performing to the beat of live drums and recorded music, the African Diaspora features choreographic works from contemporary world modern dance to traditional African dance. Contemporary choreographers: Peter London, Michael Uthoff, Darshan Bhuller, Mohamed Da Costa and Robert Battle.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 PM. New World Dance Theater. MDC Wolfson Campus Building 5, 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, downtown, Miami.
Peter London faculty at New World School of the Arts will present Caribbean and modern style works, a work that explores the movements of the Islands in the Caribbean and a men’s quartet in modern dance style.  Robert Battle from New York City will present “BattleField” his classic signature work using the rhymes of African drums to do modern movement; this is a dancer’s dance with a wide and powerful range of movement. Darshan Singh Bhuller, formerly with London Contemporary Dance Theatre with present a world premier entitled “Exile & Death” inspired by the dramatic life and works of a Baroque painter, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Michael Uthoff’s Artistic Director of Dance St. Louis will present “A Media Luz” a ballet adapted from the style of the Argentina Tango. The University of Florida will round off the program by presenting three traditional African works “Soboni Kun”, “Goumbe” and “Gbedzie” by Mohamed DaCosta.
This exciting and diversified world dance program has over 110 dancers, musicians and actors.  This is a program not to be missed.

General admission to the African dance Celebration is $10. Seniors and students $5.
Tickets are available by calling 305-237-3341 or online at nwsa.mdc.edu.  

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.
Photo - NWSA college dance students Jessica Quintana and Joshua Winzeler in Michael Uthoff’s A Media Luz
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