Two stylistically varied concerts in November by New World Dance Ensemble

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Two dancers leaping in the air on stage.Miami - With more NWSA 30th Anniversary celebration dance concerts, the New World Dance Ensemble offers two November programs of repertory works with guest appearances by distinguished recent alumni. First will be The New World Dance Ensemble at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center with an engaging and lively concert featuring a range of dance genres. Choreography by Gerard Ebitz, Lara Murphy, Tina Santos-Wahl and noted NWSA alum and Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Robert Battle, will showcase varied work from jazz to ballet sprinkled with other contemporary work. A short excerpt from the upcoming NWSA/ThomasArmour Youth Ballet production of The Nutcracker - an annual favorite in our community - rounds off the evening along with two featured works by NWSA alumni. John Harnage will perform a solo by distinguished choreographer Jessica Lang while NWSA alumni and Ballet Hispanico Dance Company members Ashley Anduiza and Joshua Winzeler, will offer a duet in Tito on Timbales, by William Whitener.
 
New World Dance Ensemble Concert will be presented on Friday, November 4; 8:00 PM. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. 3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura. General admission is $12 and may be purchased at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/. More information is available by calling 305-237-3341.
 
The stylistically varied and beautifully staged Autumn Dances, to be presented at the New World Dance Theater, showcases works by Gerard Ebitz and NWSA alum choreographer Andrea Jonusas. Also in the program are guest works Metal Garden, by Bessie Award winning choreographer Sean Curran and Fade to Black by Darshan Singh Bhuller, with stunning computer graphic installation by renowned designers Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie. NWSA alumnidancers Jacoby Pruitt, of the Ailey II Dance Company will also perform in person and Bessie Award winner Melissa Toogood (Stephen Petronio Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and other) will be featured in a short preview of the new 3-D film, MERCE CUNNINGHAM.
 
Autumn Dances will be presented on Friday and Saturday, November 18, 19; 7:30 PM at the New World Dance Theater.
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami. General admission is $10 and may be purchased at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/. More information is available by calling 305-237-3341.

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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