This year’s series of THE NWSA college Spring Dances performance features works by some of the major choreographers of our time, including Merce Cunningham, Ohad Naharin, and Eduardo Vilaro. The Cunningham work, MinEvent, was staged by NWSA alumna, the Bessie-award-winning dancer Melissa Toogood, and was performed to critical acclaim in New York City as part of the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Festival. Ohad Naharin, until recently the Artistic Director of Tel Aviv’s renowned Batsheva Dance Company and the creator of the globally-popular Gaga technique, is one of the most influential choreographers of our time. Eduardo Vilaro, the Artistic Director of New York City’s Ballet Hispanico Company, has created a dynamic and exuberant new work, Chance of Thunder – an excerpt of which has already been enthusiastically received by audiences at the NWSA annual Rising Stars performance. Also, on the program are Gerard Ebitz’s work, Reunion, set to rollicking traditional Irish music; a new work by Peter London which reflects both his roots in the work of Martha Graham and his Caribbean heritage; Tina Santos’ upbeat work, Jazzapalooza; and a new short contemporary ballet work by Miami-based choreographer Lara Murphy.
April 24, 26, 27; 7:30 PM
April 28; 2:00 PM
New World Dance Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th floor, Miami
General admission $15; Students and seniors $5
information at 305-237-3341