Contemporanea 2018 featuring The Book of Psalms Presented by Dance NOW! Miami

Sat Apr 21 2018

8:30 PM

Aventura Arts Cultural Center

3385 NE 188th Street Aventura, FL 33180

$5.00

Ages 13+

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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 the world premiere of The Book of Psalms, 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.

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. “It’s especially wonderful for me, a Jewish woman, to engage these ancient biblical texts, as a choreographer and a leader of our company,” says Baumgarten. “While most Psalm-inspired musical works are big choral arrangements, our dance piece will be both musically and thematically more intimate and personal.” The piece will feature an original score from Milwaukee Conservatory of Music percussionist DeLayne 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 Center is fully wheelchair accessible and with adjacent free parking lots.

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Contemporanea 2018 featuring The Book of Psalms Presented by Dance NOW! Miami

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This event is 13 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 13 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Teens/Young adults ages 13-22 can purchase one ticket for themselves and one ticket at the same price for another person of any age.

Must present ID proving age eligibility in order to pick up tickets/be granted admission. Each teen/young adult MUST be present and have an ID ready to show before tickets will be issued.

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Culture Shock Miami for ages 13-22

Contemporanea 2018 featuring The Book of Psalms Presented by Dance NOW! Miami

Sat Apr 21 2018 8:30 PM

Aventura Arts Cultural Center Aventura FL
Contemporanea 2018 featuring The Book of Psalms Presented by Dance NOW! Miami

$5.00 Ages 13+

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 the world premiere of The Book of Psalms, 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.

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. “It’s especially wonderful for me, a Jewish woman, to engage these ancient biblical texts, as a choreographer and a leader of our company,” says Baumgarten. “While most Psalm-inspired musical works are big choral arrangements, our dance piece will be both musically and thematically more intimate and personal.” The piece will feature an original score from Milwaukee Conservatory of Music percussionist DeLayne 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 Center is fully wheelchair accessible and with adjacent free parking lots.

Contemporanea 2018 featuring The Book of Psalms

Contemporanea 2018 featuring The Book of Psalms

Ballet and Dance

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 13+
limit 4 per person
CSM
$5.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 13 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 13 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Teens/Young adults ages 13-22 can purchase one ticket for themselves and one ticket at the same price for another person of any age.

Must present ID proving age eligibility in order to pick up tickets/be granted admission. Each teen/young adult MUST be present and have an ID ready to show before tickets will be issued.

All sales are final. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.