Tania Perez- Salas, Compañia de Danza at the Arsht Center

Oct 2nd, 2010. 8:00 p.m.

altThe Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Miami Dade College’s Cultura del Lobo Performance Series proudly announce the Miami debut of Mexico’s premier contemporary dance company, Tania Perez-Salas compaÑia de danza. One of the most acclaimed contemporary dance companies in all of Latin America, Tania Perez-Salas compaÑia de danza will present a program of exquisitely theatrical and evocative dance works on October 2, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House.

Born in Mexico City, Tania Pérez-Salas is an award-winning dancer and choreographer whose work has been seen across the globe.  In 1994, she founded Tania Perez-Salas compaÑia de danza as a platform for her distinctive choreographic vision – combining intense emotions, driving passion, and flawless classical dance technique.  The company’s engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center marks its first Miami appearance and celebrates Mexico’s 200th anniversary of independence with a program of thrilling dance works from Pérez-Salas’ acclaimed repertoire. “Tania Pérez-Salas is a fresh and innovative voice making major waves on the international contemporary dance scene,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.  “We are thrilled to include her astounding body of work as the opening dance performance of our 5th Anniversary Season and the 2010-2011 Masterworks Season, Signature Dance Series, celebrating Mexico’s anniversary of independence with this soaring, independent artistic spirit!”

Tania Perez- Salas, Compañia de Danza has appeared throughout Mexico, Canada, the Unites States, South America, China, and Europe to widespread acclaim.  The company arrives at the Adrienne Arsht Center directly following their engagement at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., showcasing Pérez-Salas’ elegant company of dancers and her powerful, theatrical dance works.  The program includes “Fourteen Sixteen,” a hauntingly romantic piece with a sweeping abstract ballet vocabulary and set to a musical collage including Antonio Vivaldi, Francois Couperini, and Giovanni Batista Pergolesi.  “EX-STASIS,” Pérez-Salas’ latest choreographic feat, tackles the idea of connecting mind, body, and spirit through an exploration of dreams and sensuality. The program closes with Pérez-Salas’ signature work, “The Waters of Forgetfullness,” flooding the stage with water to create a cinematic landscape full of shadowed romantic encounters and dramatic duets. 

Tania Pérez-Salas has worked in dance, theater, and films as an actress, dancer, and choreographer.  She is one of Mexico’s most highly acclaimed figures on the contemporary dance scene, and is the recipient of several awards including Best Female Performer in the National Dance Competition in Mexico City, Mexico’s National and Continental Prizes for Choreography, and the award for best choreography at Mexico’s International San Luis Potosi Festival.  Her work has been commissioned and presented by the Mexican Fund for Culture, the 2002 Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, France and performed at venues including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York’s City Center, and The Great Theatre of Shanghai during the International Shanghai Festival of the Performing Arts.

Adrienne Arsht Center
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

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