The Miami Dance Festival, Miami Momentum Dance Company’s largest endeavor of the year, will be celebrating 10 Seasons of Dance, April 5-May 15, featuring fresh performances from festival favorites, Momentum Dance Company, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, guest companies, Luminario Ballet Los Angeles and Afro ConTiempo Dance Theater, with special guest artist Liliana Cattaneo, Film Night, and a variety of Master Classes and Family events throughout venues in The Magic City of South Beach-Miami, FL.
Dance enthusiast will enjoy Aerial and Contemporary Ballet performances by Los Angeles based company, Luminario Ballet, Afro-Peruvian dance from newcomer Afro Con Tempo, the fiery elegance of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in Fiesta Flamenco, a lecture demonstration on Ballet partnering, Family Day afternoon with works created for children, a performance of Environmental Dance at the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Garden, lecture performance and Film Night featuring the movie “Tap” starring Gregory Hines, at the picturesque Miami Beach Cinematheque, and Master Classes at the newly renovated and reopened Performing Arts Network, and much more! For more information, please visit our website at www.momentumdance.com.
Created in 2003, the Miami Dance Festival celebrates Dance as an art form in one of the most dynamic urban centers in the U.S.—beautiful, exciting, stylish and fun loving Miami, Florida. The festival honors dance traditions and encourages innovation, presenting a diverse palette of dance works and artist in a wide array of genres and styles. “The Miami Dance Festival seeks to show a broad spectrum of dance in its many forms and expressions” explains Festival Co-Founder and Director Delma Iles, who is also an award winning choreographer and Momentum’s Artistic Director. “This year we have not only modern dance, contemporary ballet, and flamenco, but also water ballet, an environmental dance event, and we have expanded last year’s wildly popular Family Day at the Festival. The Festival also features many free events that will make it more accessible to diverse audiences.” The 2013 Miami Dance Festival is sponsored in part by: the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Children’s Trust, Citizens Interested in Arts, WLRN Public Radio, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, Irreversible, the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Department of Arts and Philosophy.
By Toni Thomas