Point of View

November 11, 2010, 4:00 pm
Filed under: At the Center

For the Adrienne Arsth Center’s 5th Anniversary Season, dancers will be leaping, stomping, soaring, and pirouetting on every stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center like never before!  Dance from Spain, Brazil, and Mexico will captivate and surprise our audiences.  The most esteemed American dance companies  will delight and inspire with new works and repertory favorites.  Emerging choreographers from our own tropical backyard will push the boundaries of contemporary dance into the future with vivid new ideas and perspectives.  It all adds up to making the Adrienne Arsht Center one of the finest destinations for high-quality dance in the nation.  Here’s a brief preview of what’s in store. 

This Friday, dance comes alive with a unique collaborative performance – REPLICA – in the Carnival Studio Theater (in the Ziff Ballet Opera House).  In 2007, acclaimed local visual artist Daniel Arsham and then Merce Cunningham dancer Jonah Bokaer met on the Center’s Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House stage during the Cunningham company’s Merce in Miami performances.  Since then, Arsham and Bokaer have developed a unique and widely celebrated cross-genre collaboration, having since created four international productions combining dance, sculpture, and visual art in fascinating new ways.  REPLICA brings this ingenious duo back to the Center for the Miami premiere of this new work where dancers inhabit a mysterious and evocative stage set, which is built and destroyed during the performance!

Replica; Photo by Michael Hart

The daring and dynamic dancing continues all season long at the Adrienne Arsht Center.  Miami City Ballet celebrates it’s 25h season with live music at every performance and a host of company premieres. Flamenco Festival returns for the fourth consecutive season with Ballet Nacional de España – a company of 40 world-class flamenco performers.  South Florida favorite, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, brings their signature work, Revelations, back by popular demand, joined by other company classics new to Miami.   As part of the farewell Legacy Tour, the iconic Merce Cunningham Dance Company will present a work specifically made for Miami, celebrating the legendary choreographer’s extraordinary contribution to American modern dance and culture – to be performed at the Center during  Art Basel week.

 For a full listing of upcoming dance performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center, please visit www.arshtcenter.org.


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