College Spring Dance Concert presents powerful iconic choreography
“This program represents the culmination of the year’s work in which the dancers immerse themselves in the artistry and passion of choreography and bring it to life onstage. The evening will include rigorous partnering, dynamic solos, and precision group dancing in works that range from wildly witty to profoundlydramatic,” announced Mary Lisa Burns, dean of dance at NWSA.
The College Spring Dance Concert starts at 7:30 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 12, 13 and 14 and at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 15. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, downtown, Miami. General admission $12. Students and seniors $5. Tickets available at nwsa.mdc.edu. Information is available at 305-237-3341.
The program will feature six dances, including two from the repertory of iconicmodern dance works and four premieres. Martha Graham’s powerful and dramatic work from 1936, Prelude to Action, created just prior to WWII invokes the need for unity in forging the future. Another highlight of the concert, set to a lively jazz score, is Session for Six - choreographed in 1958 by Anna Sokolow, a master of early modern dance. In addition, Darshan Singh Bhuller’s (Mapping #1) which utilizes video technology to turn the stage space and the conventions of choreography literally upside down will premier as well Gerard Ebitz’s They Came from the North, a playful, skillfully executed theatrical dance that humorously invokesgrade-B sci-fi films and the world of early 1960’s television. Arnold Quintane’s new work for NWSAdancers is a study in classic minimalism, set to a driving electronic musical score while Josée Garant has made a new dance, Short Stories, which brings the story, the storyteller, the book, and the pages of the story alive in movement
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, 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 theUniversity of Florida. Through these educational partnerships NWSA’ audition-based dance program, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, offers the high school diploma and four-year BFA college degree. Areas of concentration in Dance include Ballet, Choreography, Modern Dance and WorldDance.
Photo caption: Photo by Juan E. Cabrera. NWSA dance - college juniors Johan Rivera and Stephanie Fuentes.
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