December 16  |  8:30pm

 

"Ritmo Jondo"

Flamenco-Inspired Masterpiece

 

The 1953 Doris Humphrey Modern Dance Classic

The Colony Theater

1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: $50 VIP, Includes a back stage reception

$35 General

$15 Students and Seniors in-person at the Colony

Tickets by Phone: 800-211-1414

 

Modern dance, often unknown to many, already has a long history in the United States dating back over a century. South Florida's own Dance NOW! company, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, is presenting the "Florida Premiere" of a seldom seen classic on Miami Beach's Colony Theatre's stage when it presents Doris Humphrey's Ritmo Jondo on Friday, December 16. Originally performed by the renowned José Limón Dance Company, with its flamenco-inspired choreography, archetypal Spanish story, and dramatic musical score by Catalan composer Carlos Surinach, the piece is a natural for Miami audiences. It is being reconstructed on one of the region's best contemporary companies by Daniel Lewis, the beloved former Dean of the Dance Department of Miami's New World School of the Arts.

 

For more information, call 305-975-8489.

March 17  |  8:00pm  |  FREE

 

Spring Forward at the

North Beach Bandshell

7300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141

 

Dance NOW! Brings the spring in with this romantic evening under the stars at the historic North  Beach Bandshell.

 

For more information, call 305-975-8489.

March 24  |  8:30pm

 

Dance NOW! presents:

Contemporanea

 

Carnal and courageous, on the cutting edge of contemprary dance! With an encore presentation of Ritmo Jondo, Doris Humphrey’s 1953 modern dance classic, introduced by Miami’s beloved Daniel Lewis.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180

Tickets: $50* VIP / $35* General / $15* Students and Seniors at the door

Box Office: 877-311-7469

 

Dance NOW! Miami presents Doris Humphrey’s 1953 Masterpiece, Ritmo Jondo, performed to the tantalizing Spanish rhythms of Catalan born composer Carlos Surinach.

 

With swirling, cascading motions for the women and vibrating, thrusting steps and gestures for the men, this work sets up a counterpoint of masculinity and femininity that has had significant impact on modern dance and has powerful contemporary meaning. Daniel Lewis, Miami’s own internationally acclaimed dance luminary will introduce the work each time it is performed, sharing his rich coiffure of stories and anecdotes to make the experience one to remember.

 

For more information, call 305-975-8489. *Plus box office/online fees.

April 29  |  8:30pm

 

Drinking and Dancing

with Dance NOW! Miami

 

With an encore presentation of Ritmo Jondo, Doris Humphrey’s 1953 modern dance classic, introduced by Miami’s beloved Daniel Lewis.

Little Haiti Cultural Complex

212 NE 59 Terrace, Miami FL 33137

Tickets: $50 VIP, Includes a private wine tasting before the show at 7:00pm

$35 General / $15 Students and Seniors at the door

 

Dance NOW! Miami presents Doris Humphrey’s 1953 Masterpiece, Ritmo Jondo, performed to the tantalizing Spanish rhythms of Catalan born composer Carlos Surinach.

 

With swirling, cascading motions for the women and vibrating, thrusting steps and gestures for the men, this work sets up a counterpoint of masculinity and femininity that has had significant impact on modern dance and has powerful contemporary meaning. Daniel Lewis, Miami’s own internationally acclaimed dance luminary will introduce the work each time it is performed, sharing his rich coiffure of stories and anecdotes to make the experience one to remember.

 

For more information, call 305-975-8489.

May 29  |  8:30pm

 

Dance NOW! presents

Masterpiece in Motion:

Lacrymosa

 

As part of the 2017 World OutGames

The Colony Theater

1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: $50 VIP / $35 General / $15 Students and Seniors at the door

Box Office: 305-674-1040

 

Dance NOW! Presents an encore presentation of the 1988 landmark work of Edward Stierle, originally performed by the Joffrey Ballet, in a commentary on the AIDS epidemic of the time. In this epic and tragic story, life imitated art with the premature death of this emerging choreographer at age 23. This work brings to light the fragility of the human condition and casts particular attention on the growing epidemic in South Florida.

 

For more information, call 305-975-8489.