MIAMI, FL: Dance Now! Miami Season Finale
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Dance Now! Miami Season Finale
WHAT: Dance NOW! Miami Season Finale Program III featuring U.S. Premiere of "Caravan" & Miami Premieres of "Dorian's Reflection" and "Anusim"
WHEN: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm
WHERE: Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
ADMISSION: $40 reserved seating, $25 for Miami Shores residents, $15 for students with valid ID. Advance tickets at http://www.dancenowmiami.org/events/program3mtc. Tickets for this event will only be available in allotments or 2 or 4 patrons seated together with face coverings required.
Dance NOW! Miami (DNM), one of the leading contemporary companies in Florida, brings their 2020/21 season to a rousing close when they return to the Miami Theater Center on Saturday, June 19 at 8:00 pm, with their updated Program III. The evening will include the U.S. premiere of Caravan, a commentary on the European migration and culture crisis, from Italy's Opus Ballet, along with the Miami premieres of Dorian's Reflection, inspired by the classic Oscar Wilde novel, and the Jewish-themed Anusim. Seating will be reduced to allow for social distancing, and mask wearing required.
Dorian's Reflection, choreographed by DNM Artistic Co-Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, is a contemporary treatment of the story and characters from Wilde's novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray,” a foundational part of the gay literary canon. The ballet, with an original score by internationally recognized composer Davidson Jaconello, explores the themes of self-importance, self-indulgence, newfound sexuality and even violent behavior, embodied in Dorian, who in the original remained forever young while his portrait ages instead. The dance work updates the narrative to our modern time of online identities and social media, flipping the story so that Dorian's projected image stays young while the character of Dorian ages.
The other world premiere on the program, Anusim: what is hidden is never lost, is also a Baumgarten and Salterini collaboration. It is inspired by the 1497 decree in Portugal forcing all Jews to be baptized as "New Christians," but allowing them to practice their own religion in secret. It includes an original score from long-time collaborator Federico Bonacossa and vocals from local Sephardic singer Susana Behar.
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