Premieres of new works by NWSA college dance students explore and touch the human spirit

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student choreo prMIAMI– Eleven new works choreographed and danced by the New World School of the Arts Dance Division will be presented to the public, during this year’s poignant and powerful College Student Choreographic Performances.

Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, at 7:30 PM. New World Dance Theater, 25 NE. 2nd Avenue, downtown Miami. General admission is $5. Tickets are available by calling 305-237-3341 or online at http://nwsa.mdc.edu. More information about NWSA College Student Choreographic Performances, please contact the NWSA Dance Division 305-237-3587.

The Student Choreographic Performances is the dance department’s opportunity to showcase both the choreographic talent of its college students as well as their expressive and accomplished dancing, and demonstrates the originality and individuality of these aspiring young choreographers, in a variety of styles of perspectives.  The program includes the inspiring work Journey to Freedom choreographed by NWSA junior Alberto Pena depicting the difficult and dangerous journey his family took travelling from Cuba to America; the eloquent quartet choreographed by junior Christine Flores entitled The Glass Trap (set to a poem of the same title by Sylvia Plath); and a touching duet for two freshmen students, Eric Gil and Rudy Abreu entitled How It Ends.  The evening will include a number of other works including powerful and uplifting group works by junior Leon Cobb and sophomore Ruddy Frias.

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

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 college degrees. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. Areas oftraining 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 http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

Photo ID: Stephanie Fuentes, Nadina Liberatore, Samantha Hudson, Christine Flores. Photo by Juan E. Cabrera courtesy of NWSA