MIAMI- Featuring New World School of the Arts High School and College dancers, the Fall Dance Celebration offers a dynamic and varied evening of choreography that highlights ballet, modern and hip-hop styles.
Fall Dance Celebration is November 20 and 21; 7:30 PM. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami. General admission is $10 and tickets are available at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
Among the choreography that will be presented is Sunshine State, a lively contemporaryballet by Gerard Ebitz. Choreographed by NWSA alum, former Ailey dancer, Uri Sands, Earth portrays dramatic geological and climatic global eventswith powerful contemporary strive and intensity. With his wife Toni Pierce Sands Sands, Uri is currently the co-director of Minneapolis’ highly regarded TU Dance Company. An excerpt of Asuka captivates the audience with vibrant Cuban music and rhythms of yesteryear. Through his choreography Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director NYC’s Ballet Hispanico, explores the life and music of Cuban salsa queen Celia Cruz. Choreographed by Darshan Singh Bhuller, Follies is a darkly whimsical contemporary dance piece which touches on the value of dancing, playfully interacting with texts from television, film, and reality, along with a fantastical virtual environment designed by British filmmakers Kit Monkman & Tom Wexler. SOME GOOD OLD NEW, choreography by Kehynde Hill, a local hip-hop choreographer with extensive professional credits in a variety of venues, blends lindy, hip-hop, contemporary dance and numerous other genres into an upbeatevocation of 1940’s New York City.
A special treat rounds off the evening of dance with the Arabian duet from the upcoming Thomas Armour Youth Ballet/New World School of the Arts production of The Nutcracker, Saturday December 5th @ Dade County Auditorium.
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 nwsa.mdc.edu.