Miami Dance Festival 2011

Apr 2 through May 15, 2011

altThe Miami Dance Festival comes once again this year to delight audiences with presentations by several of the best performing arts companies in town. The festival will take place in different locations through Miami starting this April.

Calendar of Events

April 2 at 8:00 p.m. & April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra

Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw’s classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain. For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305.899.7730 or [email protected], and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305.899.7729 or [email protected].

April 8th at 8:00 p.m.
Florida Dance Theater in Innovations

Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse. For tickets and information call 305.674.1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17th at 3:00 p.m.
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event

Coco Plum Women’s Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women’s club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini’s homage to Mimo Architecture in the theme of Dade Heritage Days. For information call: 305.975.8489 or 305.858.7002

April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinemathequ
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
Caligula, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures. From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
For information and ticketing contact: 305.673.4567 or  

April 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights

Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
For information and tickets call 305.960.2967 / 305.975.8489 or 305.858.7002 or visit

May 1 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: Ekphrasis2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month.
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions. FREE with museum admission
For Information call 305.673.7530 / 305.975.8489 or 305.858.7002

May 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion

Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139. Free Admission. Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service. Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7th at 8:00 p.m.
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2

Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 – 71st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 305.975.8489 or 305.858.7002

May 13th at 8:00 p.m.
Core Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)

Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 – 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based Core Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia ‘cloth’ of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece. Colony Box Office: 305.674.1040

May 14 at 8:00 p.m. and May 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011

Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 – 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival’s host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey’s historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season’s premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans, ingredients, appetite, hunger and wanting more than you should have. Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305.674.1040 x1

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