NWSA partners with FDEO and DanceNOW! Miami to present 2016 Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler

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Dancers performing on the stage in a presentation of Mass.MIAMI – Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, New World School of the Arts kicks off the 2016-2017 dance season of performanceswith a remarkable partnership between NWSA, Florida Dance Education Organization and DanceNOW! Miami, to present the 2016 Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler. The anticipated concert celebrates the strength and diversity of the Miami dance scene and highlights renowned local companies and choreographers including Karen Peterson & Dancers, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and the NewWorld Dance Ensemble, among others, for a stellar lineup.
 
2016 Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami. General admission is $25; Students and seniors $15. Tickets are available at http://dancenowmiami.org/ or at the door. More information at 305-975-8489.
 
“We are thrilled to be co-presenting this exciting program of dance, including the New World Dance Ensemble performing Robert Battle’s beautiful work, Mass,” said Mary Lisa Burns, dean of dance at New World School of the Arts. “We are enjoying partnering with DanceNOW! Miami and with the Florida Dance Education Organization to bring this about and look forward to sharing this with the FDEO annual meeting participants and with the Miami dance audience.” Please click on this link for a brief behind the scenes interview with Mass solo dancer Roberto Seller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0kqxw_AX4&list=PLzj6t9vPFRdbKa_BTQQ16J4LQ0WhwB-5B&index=7
 
“These performances not only bring audiences together in an incredible evening ranging from Flamenco to yoga dance to classical ballet,” explained Daniel Lewis, former New World School of the Arts dean of dance, “but they also bring the artists of the community together to honor and share each other’s talent. I am so proud of the New World School of the Arts alumni who are contributing to this performance including Stephanie Fuentes, a recent graduate who has returned from New York to invest in our community, and performer Ana Bolt-Turrall - one of the program’s first graduates, who will be dancing with Pioneer Winter Collective.”
 
After 24 years serving the South Florida community as NWSA’s dean of dance, Lewis stepped down in 2011 becoming the first founding dean to retire from NWSA after having served since it opened its doors thirty years ago. More about Daniel Lewis at http://www.daniellewisdance.com/
 
NWSA 30th Anniversary milestone: To celebrate more than three decades serving arts students in the South Florida community, New World School of the Arts will be hosting more than a dozen commemorative concerts and exhibitions featuring distinguished alumni from the high school and the college programs during 2016-2017. A call to action has been sent nationally to high school and college alumni that have roamed the halls of New World School of the Arts since its inception in 1986, to join in this very special and well-anticipated series of concerts and exhibitions, where they will not only showcase their work, but will also have the opportunity to work with faculty and alongside current students of New World School of the Arts, through lectures, critiques and master classes. Our complete season calendar of events is available at: http://nwsa.mdc.edu/images/Flip_Newsletters/calendar_2016_17/
 
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 four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through itsrigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. 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.
 
About NWSA’s Dance program: New World school of the Arts offers a comprehensive dance program essential for today’s professional dancer. The conservatory-style curriculum is grounded in classical ballet and modern dance techniques with exposure to newer and world dance forms. Supporting studies are choreography, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis and dance production. We are recognized around the world for our students’ exceptionally high performance and artistic levels, distinguished professional faculty, outstanding dance curricula, productive relationship with many international and national ballet and modern dance companies, the multicultural nature of our faculty and student body, and our excellent dance facilities. Information about the NWSA Dance program is available by calling 305-237-3684, by visiting http://nwsa.mdc.edu/ or by calling themain office at 305-235-3135.
 
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