This year’s New World School of the Arts’ College Spring Dance Concert will be an exciting and varied program, featuring the work of two faculty choreographers — a ballet, Closet 5716, by ballet faculty member Gerard Ebitz, and a new work by faculty member Peter London, Seoul Soul, inspired by the dance and music traditions of Korea.
The College Spring Dance Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 25, 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 28, at New World Dance Theater, 25 NE Second St., Eighth Floor. General admission is $12, students and seniors are $5. Tickets are available at <nwsa.mdc.edu>. Information about the BFA Dance Concert is available at 305- 237-3341.
The program also will feature the work of four guest artists — two at the cutting edge of dance making and two masters of the modern dance era.
Lily, a new work by popular up-andcoming choreographer Kyle Abrahams (Abraham.In.Motion dance company) is a fusion of hip-hop, jazz, modern, and ballet styles with a dramatic, urban sensibility. The Virgin Queen, created in 2011 by Darshan Singh Bhuller, is a tour de force work evoking the era of Queen Elizabeth through 21st Century eyes, using film projection technology to transport the audience back in time, and going back and forth from the music of that era to the rock music of 1980s England.
NWSAdancers will perform the groundbreaking work of Merce Cunningham in the form of a Mini Event created for this group of dancers by former Merce Cunningham dancer Patricia Lent and comprised of sections of three of his most important works: Roaratorio (1982), Enter (1992), and Fabrications (1987).
And finally, the dancers will perform Jose Limon’s final work, completed after his death by former dean of the Dance Division Daniel Lewis, Waldstein Sonata, set to Beethoven’s lush and moving Waldstein Sonata for the piano, which will be performed live by New World School of the Arts provost Jeffrey Hodgson.
New World School of the Arts dance students receive instruction from accomplished dancers and choreographers and grow through disciplined guidance and training as they develop their personal style and repertoire. Through its educational partnerships, NWSA’s audition-based programs, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art and Design, offer the high school diploma as well as the BFAand BM college degrees. Areas of concentration in dance include Ballet, Choreography, Modern Dance and World Dance.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.