“THE BOOK OF PSALMS” DANCE PERFORMANCE INSPIRED BY BIBLICAL VERSE – Dance NOW! Miami World Premiere Part of Contemporanea 2018 Show April 21 in Aventura
THE BIBLE IS FILLED with some of the world’s most beautiful lyrical poetry. Dance NOW! Miami has daringly created a new work inspired by probably the best Old Testament example of this in their "The Book of Psalms," which will have its World Premiere at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 pm, as part of their evening of work called "Contemporanea 2018." The company, South Florida’s leading proponent of contemporary dance, brings its emblematic graceful athleticism and syncretic of-the-moment style to this very special event. The evening also includes the Miami Premiere of "Touch Me," the duet "XY The Engine of Life," and the World Premiere of "Here On Earth."
TICKETS for the Saturday, April 21 Contemporanea 2018 evening are $35 general admission, and $15 students (at the box office in-person only). Regular price tickets can be purchased in advance online at tinyurl.com/Contemporanea2018 and by phone at (877) 311-7469, or in-person tickets at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office, 3385 NE 188th Street, in Aventura.
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THE BOOK OF PSALMS, choreographed by company Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, is a contemporary dance journey through the hopes, joys, loyalties, sorrows, doubts and aspirations of the human heart. The piece will feature an original score from Milwaukee Conservatory of Music percussionist DeLane 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 from long-time company collaborator and Technical Director Bruce F. Brown.
TOUCH ME is a reconstruction of the choreographer Gerald Arpino’s moving solo, danced to a crackling gospel score, originally created for the Joffrey Ballet in 1977. This is part of Dance NOW!’s ongoing “Masterpiece in Motion” series that brings historically important modern dance works back to life on South Florida stages. "XY The Engine of Life," choreographed by Salterini, is a striking duet with a man and a woman who are at once spiraling DNA strands and flesh and blood people, with a return performance from Cuban dancer Isvel Bello, and scored to striking music from Miami-based Federico Bonacossa. "Here On Earth," with choreography by Baumgarten, brings the whole company on stage for a playful exploration of our responsibility to one another, with music from Alexandre Desplat, the Books and Gil Scott-Heron.
THE AVENTURA ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER is fully wheelchair accessible and has adjacent free parking lots. For group sales of ten or more, and for more information, visit www.dancenowmiami.org or contact DanceNOW! at (305) 975-8489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER UPCOMING SPRING 2018 Dance NOW! season events include April 12, Ekphrasis in the Cloisters, at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami Beach; April 14, create.FLORIDA.dance, at the Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth; May 13, Afternoon Tea with Mother, at the Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach; and May 19, Bridges NOT Walls/Puentes NO Muros, The Colony Theatre, Miami Beach.
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