World Dance Celebration, a collaboration between NWSA and UF dancers, celebrates diversity.

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College dance students Christine Flores and Elizabeth Arencibia performingThe New World School of the Arts dance division offers the South Florida community an exhilarating 2-day World Dance Celebration showcase. Along with dancers from the University of Florida, the concert highlights more than fifty-five college and high school dancersperforming to the beat of live drums and recorded music and features choreographic works from contemporary world modern dance to traditional African dance.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 PM, New World Dance Theater, MDC Wolfson Campus Building 5, 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, downtown, Miami.  Generaladmission, students and seniors $10. Tickets at nwsa.mdc.edu, or by calling 305-237-3341.

Talented high school and college dancers will perform a captivating program that includes MacArthur Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham’s jazz and hip-hop-influenced work, Lily;  Jose Limon’s final work, completed after his death by founding Dean of Dance Daniel Lewis, The Waldstein Sonata, set to the stirring Beethoven Sonata; Lara Murphy’s evocative contemporary ballet, Cortical Voyage; and Darshan Singh Bhuller’s powerful work The Virgin Queen, which employs cutting edge graphic design to transport the audience to Elizabethan England.

The University of Florida will round off the program with powerful African dance works under the direction of Professor Mohamed DaCosta, Lecturer in AfricanPerforming Arts in the School of Theatre and Dance and the Center for African Studies, with authentic and lively traditional drumming accompaniment. This exciting and diversified world dance program will feature over 100 dancers as well as numerous live musicians and actors.

About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers the high school diploma as well as four-year BFA and BM collegedegrees. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. Areas of training for the NWSA dance program include Ballet, Choreography, Modern Dance and World Dance.

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.

Further information regarding NWSA’s dance program is available by calling (305) 237-3341. More information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3135 or at nwsa.mdc.edu.

Photo ID: Christine Flores and Elizabeth Arencibia.