College Spring Dance Concert presents thought-provoking choreography

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spr concert prMiami--- This year’s New World School of the Arts’ College Spring Dance Concert will be an exciting and varied program, featuring the work of respected faculty choreographers as well as other world renowned choreographers including Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company and Darshan Wing Bhuller.
 
The College Spring Dance Concert starts at7:30 PM on April 24, 25 and 26 and at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 27. New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, downtown,Miami. General admission is $12, students and seniors is $5. Tickets available at nwsa.mdc.edu. Information about the concert is available at 305-237-3341.
 
The concert will present six dances in a variety of styles and moods, including the driving dance Rush Hour, choreographed by guest artist and Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company (and NWSA Dance alum) RobertBattle; a contemporary hip-hop work, P-Funk, by renowned choreographer Rennie Harris; a thought-provoking new work created on NWSA dancers by British choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller entitled 1914, which recently premiered during the Rising Stars showcase, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I; guest choreographer Ana Gonzalez, formerly of the Stephen Petronio Dance Company, has created a new work entitled Crowd Dynamic; NWSA modern faculty member Peter London will present a new work entitled Butterfly Behind Wall Street; and NWSA ballet faculty member Gerard Ebitz will present the moving contemporary ballet, Away.
 
At New World School of the Arts dance students receive instruction from accomplished dancers and choreographers and grow through disciplined guidance and training as they develop their personal style and repertoire. Through its educational partnerships, NWSA’s audition-based programs, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art and Design, offer the high school diploma as well as the BFA and BM college degrees. Areas of concentration in dance 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.
 
Photo caption: Photo by Juan E. Cabrera courtesy of NWSA
New World School of the Arts college dancers Katelynn Draper and Leon Cobb in Darshan Singh Bhuller’s 1914