Dance for the Community performance series celebrates NWSA's 25th anniversary

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Dance for the Community performance series to celebrate 25th anniversary

MIAMI--- A major milestone in the life of New World School of the Arts, the Dance for the Community dance series is part of the young arts institution’s 25th Anniversary NWSA dance students celebration. “The South Florida community has played an integral role in the growth and achievements of NWSA - and what better way to demonstrate our gratitude than by inviting the community to sample and enjoy the talent that is nurtured and fostered in our dance studios” stated Mary Lisa Burns, dean of the dance division at New World School of the Arts.”

The dance series is comprised of three performances that will be open to the community. At little or no cost to the public NWSA aims to canvas the county from north to south, and share the talent of outstanding young NWSA college and high school dancers.

NWSA Dance for the Community series
1.    October 26; 7:30 PM
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - 10950 SW 211 Street, Miami.
General Admission, students and seniors $5. Tickets at www.nwsa.mdc.edu

2.    November 2; 7:30 PM
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - 3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura. General admission is Free. Limit of four tickets per customer with required reservations at www.aventuracenter.org.

3.    November 9; 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center - 212-260 NE 59 Terrace, Miami. General admission is Free.

With an exciting and varied choreography program for audiences of all ages, the first of three NWSA Dance for the Community concerts will showcase jazz, ballet, and modern dance pieces. The concert will even offer a sneak-peek of the popular and much anticipated NWSA’s holiday collaboration with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, The Nutcracker.

The choreography to be showcased during the October 26 concert includes Arno, a lyric ballet by faculty member Gerard Ebitz set to music by Tchaikovsky; Stages, a ballet work with the women en pointe (wearing traditional ballet point shoes) by faculty member Lara Murphy; Jazzapalooza, by faculty member Tina Santos, is a high-energy piece set to upbeat dance music from a variety of genres showcasing virtuosic performances by a large cast. In anticipation of the holiday season, the concert will offer a preview of the Nutcracker with Trepak, a trio for three male dancers also known as “Russian.” The performance culminates with the powerful Battlefield. Choreographed by Robert Battle, now Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, this high energy dance features driving rhythms paired with maximum intensity primal dance movements. 

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

More information about the Dance Division at New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3582.

Photo caption: New World School of the Arts College dancers performing Robert Battle’s Battlefield. 
Photo by Juan E. Cabrera



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