Collaboration between NWSA music composers and dancers yields "Our Moment of Truth – the Five Archetypes"
Our Moment of Truth—The Five Archetypes, focuses on thecurrent human condition--politically, economically and culturally, as they see it through the eyes of five archetypes: a businessman, a manipulator, a protester, a Ghandi-like character, and misguided energy. The show will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm in the New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami. Admission is Free.
Mosh Pit of the Arts was designed and facilitated by NWSA Music Professors, Dr. Susan Epstein Garcia, Dr. Lajos Zeke and Dr. Fred De Sena and Dance Professors Dale Andree and Bambi Anderson. Students have met weekly for the past sevenmonths to develop and fine-tune this production from start to finish.
A composer, educator, andauthor, Dr. Epstein Garcia holds a DMA in Composition from Boston University and a BM in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music. Her principal teachers were Michael Rendish, Theodore Antoniou and Marjorie Merryman. Her works have been performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and at Clark, Brandeis, Boston and Florida International Universities as well as internationally at UniRio in Rio de Janeiro, and in Rome and Spain. She is a contributing author to Music Since 1900: An Encyclopedia and is actively involved in IAWM (the International Alliance for Women in Music). Dr. Epstein Garcia holds the rank of Professor and joined the faculty of New World School of the Arts in 1999.
Dr. Lajos Zeke, adjunct professor of piano and musicology at the New World School of the Arts, is a native of Hungary (b. 1958, Budapest), where he spent the first three decades of his life. A graduate of the FranzLiszt Academy of Music, Organ Performance 1981 and Musicology 1987, Dr. Zekeworked both as a traveling organist and as a musicologist. He gave recitals in Hungary, Finland, Germany, Austria, the Ukraine, Greece, and Japan while simultaneously conducting research at the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in diverse fields such as analytical study of F. Liszt’s music, 19th century music history, organology, and experimental music theory. In 1990, he began his doctoral studies in the United States and in 1999, received his degree from the University of Miami. As part of his Ph.D. project, he embarked on a thorough study of certain aspects of philosophy and the history of logic, and integrated his new understanding into his approach to theoretical musicology.
Dr. Ferdinando De Sena, a Brooklyn-born composer living in Miami, teaches composition and electronic music at New World School of the Arts. He was on the faculty of the University of Miami from 1994 – 2009 was Director of the Electronic Music Studio from 2003. Fred De Sena’s music has performed throughout the U.S., in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Italy, and Ireland. His work has also been performed at international, national, and regional conferences of the College Music Society, the Society of Composers, Inc., the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, the International Double Reed Society, and many other festivals, theatrical, and concert venues. Fred De Sena earned a BA in Computer Music from Ithaca College and a DMA in Composition from the University of Miami. His principle teachers were Dennis Kam, Peter Rothbart, and Don Wilson. Fred’s music is available from St Francis Music Publishing or from desenamusic.org.
Dale Andree is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music. She has performed and taught nationally and internationally with her company Mary StreetDance Theatre and under the direction of May O’Donnell, Pearl Lang, Paul Sansardo, Anna Sokolow, Elaine Summers and others. She is on the Board of Directors of the Florida Dance Association and has been actively involved in bringing improvisation and site-specific dance to the Miami community.
New York City native, Bambi Anderson comes from a 30 year background of worldwide performing and teaching. She was a soloist with the Jose Limon Dance Company for nine years, and an artist in residence in colleges and universities throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. She has performed the works of Jiri Kylian(Netherlands Dance Company) Susanne Linke (formermember of the Pina Bausch Company) Anna Sokolow, Annabelle Gamson and JoyceTrisler amongst some. An associate professor at The New World School for the past thirteen years, she has reconstructed the works of Jose Limón in both the high school and college programs, as well as directing the works of visiting choreographers.
New Word School of the Arts was created by the Florida State Legislature as a Center of Excellence in the visual and performing arts. A unique collaborative venture of the University of Florida, Miami Dade College and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, NWSA provides a continuous comprehensive program of artistic training, academic development and preparation for careers in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. NWSA offers the high school diploma and confers the four-year BFA and BM degrees.
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