Dance Now!, one of South Florida's premiere dance companies, will be presenting the World Premiere of six characters, a dance interpretation of the modern theatre classic Six Characters in Search of an Author and the South Florida premiere of works by internationally renowned guest choreographer Tandy Beal with original score by Federico Bonacossa. For their 11th season, Dance Now! Ensemble encounters the theatrical as its company of fabulous dancers “jeté and pirouette” into the Colony Theater with this world premiere created jointly by co-artistic directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini for a remix of Luigi Pirandello’s modern theater classic Six Characters in Search of an Author. Tandy Beal, known for her imagination and humor, her braiding together of dance, circus, and theater as well as her diverse performance trajectory, has created 20 full-length shows and approximately 100 shorter works that have toured 48 states and worldwide. Baumgarten and Salterini also share with Beal a commitment to making poetic narrative central to their work—theatrical, non-realistic but yet revealing of real-life situations—plus an understanding that dance-theater can best be performed by dancers. Baumgarten says: “I also saw in Beal’s work that theatricality serves as a vehicle to connect more directly with diverse audiences—an understanding that we at DNE also hold. Dance Now! Ensemble presents the world premiere of six characters and the South Florida premiere of works by Tandy Beal at the Colony Theatre on February 26 at 8 p.m. and February 27 at 3 p.m. The Colony Theatre is located at 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. For more information visit www.dancenowmiami.org. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.