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Ritmo Jondo - Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 8:30 PM - English

Dance Now! Miami presents Doris Humphrey's 1953 Masterpiece, Ritmo Jondo, performed to the tantalizing Spanish rhythms of Catalan born composer Carlos Surinach.

With swirling, cascading motions for the women and vibrating, thrusting steps and gestures for the men, this work stes up a counterpoint of masculinity and femininity that has had significant impat on modern dance and has powerful contemporary meaning. Daniel Lewis, Miami's own internatonally acclaimed dance luminary will introduce the work each time it is performed, sharing his rich coiffure of stories and anecdotes to make the experience one to remember.

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This pioneering work of modern dance was choreographed by Doris Humphrey in 1953 for the Jose Limon Dance Company and has been reconstructed on Dance NOW! by Daniel Lewis, Miami dance luminary, with suppoert from the National Endowment for the Arts and Funding Arts Network. Ritmo Jondo is ready seen and has never been performed in South Florida, and combined with the Folkloric and Latin elements of this work, will wow contemporary dance auidences and dance historians alike.

Tickets:

  • $35 General.
  • $15 Students/Seniors at the door.

Location

Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Contact Information

305-975-8489

www.dancenowmiami.org/

Arabian Voyage 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM - English

Set to explore the vibrant rhythms and movement of the Middle East and Central Asia -- Arabian Voyage 2017 is prepared for takeoff! Join Mid East Performing Arts Academy's award-winning star instructors, special guest artists, and talented student performers for another dazzling and unforgettable journey of culture and dance.

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2017 marks Mid East Performing Arts Academy 20th year putting together annual productions of captivating, elegant & authentic Middle Eastern dance performances. We pride ourselves on displaying the greatest variety of Middle Eastern and Central Asian dance styles in our community. Our program is proudly affiliated with Miami Dade College.

Location

Miami Dade College - Kendall Campus
11011 Southwest 104th Street, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

Contact Information

Danna Yasbet

3057261195

www.mideastperformingarts.com/

Fuerza Flamenca

May 6, 2017 & May 7, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa will present Fuerza Flamenca, with Guest Artist Pepe Flores direct from Spain. This pure flamenco work will be a showcase for this breathtaking art, in a mesmerizing event of pure Flamenco music and dance in a range of rhythms and styles that will take you through dramatic, soulful, joyous and sensual moods with the passionate vocals, exquisite guitar, electrifying footwork and all of the grace and beauty that has made Flamenco so loved by audiences throughout the world.

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Location

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason The
1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Ilisa Rosal

786-877-3421

www.fillmoremb.com/gleasonroom

DANCE BAND NIGHT: BATUKE SAMBA FUNK

Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Batuke Samba Funk has quickly become one of South Florida’s favorite party bands in the last few years. The group mixes rhythms from Brazilian samba and with classic 70s American funk. The goal of Batuke is to “brazilianize” American sounds, and “Americanize” Brazilian sounds in a perfectly balanced fusion. The band is formed by several of Miami’s top Brazilian musicians including bassist and composer Diogo Brown, guitarist Cezar Santana and singer Mari Mac. They have performed with top Brazilian artists like Vanessa da Mata, and also James Brown’s legendary sax player Pee Wee Ellis. Their irresistible groove-fueled sound is influenced by top Brazilian and US funk and artists, including Jorge Ben Jor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tim Maia and Seu Jorge, among others.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-672-5202

NorthBeachBandshell.com

Here & Now: 2017

May 11, 2017 to May 13, 2017 - at 8:00 PM - English

Here & Now is Miami Light Project's signature commissioning program for Miami-based artists. Now in it's 19th year, this program features newly commissioned work from Miami's most exciting emerging artists, working across disciplines to define contemporary performance in Miami. Artists TBA!

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Location

Miami Light Project
PO Box 1048, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Dance NOW! Miami Premieres!

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:30 PM - English

Featuring the Joffrey Ballet's "Lacrymosa", as well as the critically acclaimed "House on Fire", and "Sogni", from DNM's Artistic Directors.

Dance NOW! Presents the 1988 landmark work of Edward Stierle, originally performed by the Joffrey Ballet, in a commentary on the AIDS epidemic of the time. In this epic and tragic story, life imitated art with the premature death of this Florida born emerging choreographer at age 23. This work brings to light the fragility of the human condition and casts particular attention on the growing epidemic in South Florida. This performance will also include a special presentation from the South Beach Chamber Ensemble.

Location

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

954-839-9578

305-975-8489

www.dancenowmiami.org/calendar.html#may

5th Annual Sandbox Series: Mujeres, new performances by Latina & Hispa

Next date: May 26, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Dance solo choreographed & performed by Carlota Pradera This powerful dance performance emerges from the collision of earth, fire and ice, giving birth to the myth of a dynamic heroine. Watch as she sets out on a brave quest against death to regain her true north.

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

Contact Information

Miami Theater Center

305-751-9550

www.bit.ly/2bxhGCn

www.mtcmiami.org/

Volcanic

Next date: May 26, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Dance solo choreographed & performed by Carlota Pradera.

This powerful dance performance emerges from the collision of earth, fire, and ice, giving birth to the myth of a dynamic heroine. Watch as she sets out on a brave quest against death to regain her true north.

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

Dance NOW! presents: OUT

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

As part of the 2017 World OutGames and featuring the Joffrey Ballet's "Lacrymosa".

Dance NOW! Presents an encore presentation of the 1988 landmark work of Edward Stierle, originally performed by the Joffrey Ballet, in a commentary on the AIDS epidemic of the time. In this epic and tragic story, life imitated art with the premature death of this emerging choreographer at age 23. This work brings to light the fragility of the human condition and casts particular attention on the growing epidemic in South Florida. This performance will also include a special presentation from the South Beach Chamber Ensemble.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-674-1040

305-975-8489

www.dancenowmiami.org/calendar.html#may

Young Contemporary Dance Theatre

Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM - English

Scheduled acts are subject to change without notice. All tickets subject to all applicable facility fees and service charges. No refunds, exchanges, cancelations.

Location

Fillmore Miami Beach box office
1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-673-7300

Inside The Box - Colours

Jun 17, 2017 & Jun 18, 2017 - at 8:00 PM - English

For the first time in 4.543 billion years, conceptual director and performer Natasha Tsakos performs her nonsense COLOURS. Embodying 6 characters at once, Tsakos delivers a raw and wacky play in a box fox rox lox. Locks.

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

Rasaboxes

Jun 19, 2017 to Jun 24, 2017 - from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM - English

Fernando Calzadilla

Rasaboxes combines principles from the Natyasastra, an ancient Sanskrit manual for performers, with contemporary neuroscience to create a psychophysical approach to actor training.

One of six licensed instructors, Calzadilla holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University.

(NOTE: Participants must be available to attend all classes).

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

On Your Feet

Oct 5, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017 - various times - English

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to Miami and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

786-468-2000

www.arshtcenter.org

Studio Tour and Reception

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 various times - English

MCB invites our community partners and members past the stage and into our home in Miami Beach for an inclusive peek at the magic and artistry that takes place in our state-of-the-art building. To RSVP or become a member.

Thousands of people attend MCB performances each year, not always understanding the production and preparation of each ballet. Tours will provide members with the opportunity to learn more about MCB and the process of creating a ballet, including special opportunities to see inside our wardrobe department, costume vault and more!

Location

STUDIOS Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

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