New World School of the Arts. World Dance

Nov 19th through 21st, 2010.

altWith an exhilarating 3-day performance, New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida again collaborate to present World Dance. Originally NWSA’ African Dance Celebration, this is one of the most exhilarating and dynamic performances of the year. With more than fifty-five college and high school dancers performing to the beat of live drums and recorded music, the concert features choreographic works from contemporary world modern dance to traditional African Dance. Contemporary choreographers: Peter London, Daniel Lewis, Mohamed Da Costa and Robert Battle. Performances are scheduled for Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 PM.

Peter London, faculty at New World School of the Arts, will present excerpts from his full-evening ballet “Vespers for Frida.”  Robert Battle, from New York City, will present “BattleField,” his classic signature work, using the rhythms of African drums to accompany modern dance movement.  This is a dancer’s dance with a wide and powerful range of movement. Daniel Lewis will present his classic work, “And First They Slaughtered The Angels,” first performed in New York in 1974.  This comedic satire on different types of angels, from the innocent to the hell angels, has been performed around the world.   The University of Florida will round off the program by presenting three traditional African works: “Sewourouba Dance” and “Kawa,” from Guinea, and “Bawaa” from Ghana,  all under the direction of Mohamed DaCosta. This exciting and diversified world dance program has over 110 dancers, musicians and actors. New World School of the Arts, created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership between Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

New World School of the Arts
25 NE 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33132

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