Dance NOW! Miami presents Contemporanea 2018 at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center 4/21/18

Dance NOW! Miami presents Contemporanea 2018 at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center
Saturday, 04/21/2018 – 08:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 St,
AVENTURA, Florida 33180
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Cost: 35

Dance Now! Miami presents “The Book of Psalms,” which will have its World Premiere at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 pm, as part of their evening of work called Contemporanea 2018. Tickets for the Saturday, April 21 Contemporanea 2018 evening are $35 general admission, and $15 students (at the box office in-person only). Regular price tickets can be purchased in advance online at and by phone at (877) 311-7469, or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office, 3385 NE 188th Street, in Aventura. The Center is fully wheelchair accessible and with adjacent free parking lots. For group sales of ten or more, and for more information, visit or contact DanceNOW! at (305) 975-8489 or

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 their “The Book of Psalms.” 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 performance, 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. The piece will feature an original score from Milwaukee Conservatory of Music percussionist DeLane Doyle, costumes from Renato Armijo of Chernaya Bridal House, a breathtaking set from Elizabeth Camargo, and lighting from Technical Director Bruce F. Brown.

Also on the program are the Miami Premiere of “Touch Me,” the duet “XY The Engine of Life,” and the World Premiere of “Here On Earth.” “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.

Says Salterini, “We love the way our work this season is literally bridging divides, from the secular to the religious, and across cultures, while continuing to push our company to new heights of artistic excellence.”

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