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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Jan 26, 2019 & Jan 27, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The groundbreaking black classical dance troupe, whose visit last season – after a nearly 20-year absence – was such a powerful artistic and community event, returns to the Center. An inspiring force for an inclusive vision of ballet since it was founded by the legendary Arthur Mitchell in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem performs innovative classical, neo-classical and contemporary works that celebrate the beauty of ballet and of African-American culture.

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This year’s program features a special performance of “Dougla,” choreographed by Geoffrey Holder. This piece will be a collaboration between DTH and The Peter London Global Dance Company, a local troupe recognized as South Florida’s leading professional multi-cultural contemporary dance company.

The program’s entirety includes:

  • “Vessels” choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie (contemporary ballet)
  • “Le Corsaire Pas de Deux” by Petipa (classical tutu ballet)
  • “Adagietto #5” by Royston Maldoon (striking and emotional ballet set to Mahler’s 5th Symphony)
  • “Dougla” by Geoffrey Holder (exquisite pageantry)

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Farruquito - A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Broward College

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Farruquito, (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya), heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century (NY Times). Farruquito made his first international stage appearance on Broadway in New York City at the age of four alongside his grandfather, "EL Farruco", and spent his formative years immersed in the legendary Farruco school. He has created and directed over 15 works since the age of eleven and has not only been hailed by critics and audiences alike for his prodigious artistry, but also for his incredible personality, profound poetry and captivating beauty. As the principal inheritor of the greatest Gypsy flamenco bloodline, Farruquito has made it his life's mission to share the purest form of flamenco on stages all around the world while further broadening his influence by collaborating with the most paramount film directors, conductors and artists of our time.

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Location

A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

Farruquito - South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Heir to a famed gypsy flamenco dynasty, Farruquito first lit up the stage at age four, alongside his legendary grandfather El Farruco. Since then he’s been consistently acclaimed as one of flamenco’s greatest performers, a dance artist of breathtaking power, virtuosity, and passion whom the New York Times dubbed “an eagle in flight.”

Prior to the performance there will be a FREE “Dance Talk” about the performance moderated by former Miami Herald Dance Critic Jordan Levin and artists associated with the performance at 6:30pm in the Lab Theater. A post show discussion will also take place immediately following the performance in the Main Stage also moderated by Levine.

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Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Forever Tango

Feb 9, 2019 & Feb 10, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Forever Tango tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), the bars and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels). The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence.

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

M&M American Dance Theatre presents Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories starring renowned husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson (M&M). Together they team up with their music director and Las Vegas favorite Keith Thompson to present an intimate journey through a life lived in song and dance. Woven between music from Broadway shows from Showboat to today’s blockbusters are personal anecdotes from their work with some of the giants of musical theatre and personal stories of love, rejection, struggle, triumph and downright foolishness. M&M share 30 years producing, directing, writing, composing, choreographing and performing internationally from ballet to Broadway to Radio City Music Hall to the Las Vegas Strip, to theatres and opera house worldwide. Melinda is proud to be the great-granddaughter of US President Theodore Roosevelt. Bully! Michael is proud to be the great-grandson of Russian Cantor Yacov Sanzofsky. Shalom!

Location

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180 (Map)

Spring Forward at the North Beach Bandshell

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Tickets: $5 at the door

Dance NOW! Welcomes the spring in for this romantic evening under the stars at the historic North Beach Bandshell. With special performance from ATMA YogaDance Company and students from DNM’s educational outreach program.

Location

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Contact Information

305-672-5202

305-975-8489

NorthBeachBandshell.com

Footloose & Cancer Free

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM - English

The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research is proud to announce their first Footloose & Cancer Free dance competition.

Amateur dance couples from over a dozen different Pap Corps chapters will compete live at the event and will also be featured in online videos to raise funds from friends, family and cancer-fighters globally. The evening will feature a delicious assortment of hors d'oeuvres, a carving station, signature drink and an exciting dance-off to crown both the best dance couple and the biggest fundraisers Register for the event ($75 pp) at website, and online voting begins February 1.

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“This event is a wonderful opportunity for people everywhere to support ground-breaking cancer research though a dazzling celebration of dance,” said Beverly Berkowitz, VP of The Pap Corps and chair of Footloose & Cancer Free.

“We are thrilled that so many couples stepped up to show-off their dance moves, while encouraging others to support our organization’s mission of raising critical research funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Each couple has a featured video on the website, showcasing a few of their signature steps and sharing their heartfelt reasons for supporting The Pap Corps through this competition. Voting is open to everyone who wants to support cancer research with a minimum of $5 per vote.During the weeks ahead, the amateur couples will be taking dance lessons at The Delray Ballroom to perfect routines to their favorite songs. All the couples will also be featured in a group dance lead by the ballroom’s owners, Kris and Amanda Whitney.

“We are so grateful to our dance couples who have volunteered to participate in this event,” said Linda Moses, The President of The Pap Corps.

“It takes tremendous dedication to prepare for this show, and each one of our couples has an inspiring reason for wanting to represent their chapter. We look forward to sharing their stories and dance routines on our website, and seeing them perform live in March.

”Pap Corps chapters participating include Addison Reserve, Bellaggio, Boca Friends, Boca Pointe, Boca Woods, Gleneagles, The Polo Club, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe, Valencia Reserve, Valencia Shores, Villaggio, Villaggio Reserve and Wycliffe.Special thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, the Sharon Goodhart Travel Agency, along with other key sponsors including The Delray Ballroom, Cruise Planners, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and media sponsor Boca Magazine.About The Pap Corps:Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016. The Pap Corps derives its name from Dr. George Papanicolaou, a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, who introduced the world to the revolutionary ‘Pap’ test. A small group of women began the organization to support his efforts, and over the decades it has grown into an organization of over 20,000 men and women, in over 50 chapters, who raise funds to support research for all types of cancers.

Location

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5500 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 (Map)

Contact Information

954-425-8100

www.thepapcorps.org

Ekphrasis in the Garden (Free)

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 various times - English

Dance NOW! brings its critically acclaimed, site-specific performance back to one of the treasures of Miami Beach for a truly unique experience. Stroll through the garden, following the dancers in an unforgettable journey of dance.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Program II: CONTEMPORANEA 2019 Featuring Terra Mia

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

Tickets: $35 General / $15 Students at the door

Dance NOW! Miami, South Florida's leading contemporary dance company returns to Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for its fourth season, bringing their unique style of relevant, meaningful and impactful dance to the stage in their trademark sinewy, poetic, athletic and graceful style. The evening will feature Terra Mia, the company's homage to Co-Director Salterini's homeland, as they embark on a two-year cultural exchange, exploring the intersection of the Italy Salterini left 20 years ago and the country of today.

Location

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180 (Map)

Ekphrasis at the Norton

Friday, May 10, 2019 various times - English

The Ekphrasis Project is an immersive, site-specific performance, conceived and branded by Dance NOW! Miami Artistic Directors and Choreographers Diego Salterini & Hannah Baumgarten. Ekphrasis creates dialogue between choreography and visual arts. The performances are unique, migrating events, where the audience is guided from station to station and drawn in to a multi layered arts experience—a forum for exploring the connections between performance and visual arts or architecture. The work presented is designed directly and inspired by the works on display, and can only be performed as such. It is not a dance performance in a museum, but instead, a unique iteration of the artwork through dance.

Location

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Map)

Contact Information

305-975-8489

www.dancenowmiami.org/calendar.html

Program III: Book of Psalms

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:30 PM - English

Tickets: $35 General / $15 Students & Seniors

South Florida's leading modern dance company, Dance NOW! Miami, graces the stages of the Amaturo theatre for the first time, bringing their unique style of relevant, meaningful and impactful dance performance to the stage in their trademark sinewy, poetic, athletic and graceful style.

The evening features the Broward premiere of the critically acclaimed Book of Psalms, choreographed by Dance NOW!'s Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini. Inspired by the ancient texts of the old testament, Psalms is a contemporary dance journey through the hopes, joys, loyalties, sorrows, doubts and aspirations of the human heart. The work features an original score from Milwaukee-based percussionist, DeLayne Doyle, costumes from Renato Armijo of Chernaya Bridal House, a breathtaking set from Elizabeth Camargo, President of the Miami Chapter of A.I.A., and lighting design by Bruce F. Brown.

Location

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33312 (Map)

Contact Information

305-975-8489

www.dancenowmiami.org/calendar.html

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