New World School of the Arts' Silver Anniversary Rising Stars Showcase

Friday, March 23, 2012.

The pinnacle of New World School of the Arts 25th anniversary celebration will be the acclaimed Rising Stars Showcase, a professional exhibition and performance, showcases the remarkable talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida’s premier arts institution. This Broadway-style extravaganza is an energy-packed, one-of-a-kind performance that will undoubtedly captivate the audience with exhilarating works of art, and enthralling dance, music, and theater.

Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition Showcase
Friday, March 23; 5:00 p.m.
New World Gallery. 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami
More information at 305.237.3135
Opening reception and show are FREE

Rising Stars Performing Arts Showcase
Friday, March 23; 7:30 p.m.
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. 174 East Flagler Street, downtown Miami
Assigned seating: $50, $40, $30, $20.
CLICK HERE for General Admission Tickets.

Rising Stars 25th Anniversary Party
Friday, March 23; 9:30 p.m.
New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, downtown Miami
Tickets: $150 – $250 (includes VIP reception, performance, and donation to NWSA)
VIP Tickets at 305.237.3753

Sponsored by Bank of America, The Rising Stars performing arts showcase will highlight the talents of its high school and college students in both the performing and visual arts. The three-part celebration launches with an art exhibition focused on the theme black and white. The artwork, specifically curated for Rising Stars, includes creations by both high school and college students. The New World Gallery show is followed by a performance of dance, music and theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.

The performing arts lineup includes excerpts from the musicals Spring Awakening by Steven Sater, and Jeffrey Lane’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels presented by the Theater division. The NWSA dancers will delight the audience with Jazzapaloosa, performed by a troupe of 11 dancers as well as a special presentation of Martha Graham’s Prelude to Action. An excerpt of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Symphonic Dance No. 3 Fiesta by Clifton Williams will round off the Rising Stars performance.

The evening celebration will continue with a 25th Anniversary Party at the New World Dance Theater immediately following the performance. Guests will have an opportunity to mingle and continue the merriment during the 25th Anniversary Party to recognize the artistic and academic achievements of NWSA students, alumni, administration and staff during the more than two decades the school has existed.

The NWSA Rising Stars Alumnus Award is presented each year to a high school or college graduate from New World School of the Arts, who is successfully contributing to his or her art form. In selecting candidates for this prestigious recognition, the NWSA administration and deans of the four arts strands convene and evaluate each nominee’s artistic achievements, as well as their growth and development as artists. One alumnus is then selected to represent one of the divisions. Tarell Alvin McCraney, distinguished international playwright and NWSA 1999 alum, will take center stage as he comes back to his alma mater to receive this honor from the hands of his former dean, Patrice Bailey.

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