High School Spring Dance Concert treats the audience to the unexpected

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High School Spring Dance Concert treats the audience to the unexpected with world-premieres and reconstruction choreography
MIAMI--- High school students from New World School of the Arts Dance program will present their final concert this year. Featuring 98 students, six choreographic works NWSA high school dancers including two reconstructions and four world premieres, the high school spring concert is the ideal culmination of an exciting dance season.  
The four-day presentation begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 26 with additional shows on May 27, 28 at 7:30 PM. Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 PM. New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami. 
The evening will begin with a site-specific choreography by New World School of the Arts’ Arnold Quintane. This world premiere unexpectedly takes place in the hall, elevator, lobby and stage, exploring everyday gestures and how they are performed in common spaces, as well as in more traditional performance settings. 

Among the choreography that will be presented is Dale Andree’s Et Cetera, a world premiere inspired by high school life. To the music of Borut Krisnik, the choreographer masterfully illustrates individuality and acceptance through the use of a simple tennis ball. NWSA’s Gerard Ebitz will present his new ballet Die Tanzenden Prinzwssinnen for the first time as well. Inspired by two scherzos of Johannes Brahms, the choreography will be performed by seven young women. Another world premiere, Unplug – Rewire, by NWSA choreographer Rebecca Cannan is a fun light-hearted commentary on how todays’ society is hooked on smartphones, iPods, laptops and video games and our need to unplug and reconnect with each other. Daniel Lewis, founding dean of dance at NWSA and renowned choreographer, will showcase And First They Slaughtered the Angels, an intense piece that presents the audience with the dichotomy that exists between good and evil. A reconstruction of Jose Limon’s 1967 Psalm will round off the program. Originally created in 1967, Psalm takes as it's point of departure the premise that according to ancient Jewish belief, all the sorrows of the world rest upon 36 men (Lamed Tov) ordinary individuals who unbeknown to them have been divinely designated to be vessels for humanity's grief. 

General admission to the High School Spring Dance Concert is $12 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. 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. 

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

Photo caption: Rebecca Galt and Johan Rivera perform And First They Slaughtered the Angels, by Daniel Lewis.

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