Calendar Of Events Dance
Written by Miami Today on April 9, 2009
Now in its sixth year, the Miami Dance Festival brings together several Miami-based ballet, flamenco and modern dance companies for a six-week celebration of the art. Participating companies include the Momentum Dance Company, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, The Dance Now! Ensemble, Iroko Afro-Cuban Dance Theater and Bollywood dancer Geeta Dias. Performers will dazzle audiences at such venues as the Colony Theater, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Manuel Artime Theater and the Byron Carlyle Theatre. Ends May 9. Details: (305) 858-7002 or www.momentumdance.com.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Miami with its 31 dancers and six performances. Considered the most-traveled dance company in the world, it was recently recognized with a Congressional resolution naming it the US’s "Cultural Ambassador to the World." 8 p.m. Ends April 19. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami $20-$120. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Enjoy the exotic dance styles of South Florida with "FIU Dance." Known for their unique and vibrant dance techniques, professors and students will present a variety of styles from ballet to samba, Afro-Cuban to modern dance during this performance. 8:30 p.m. Ends April 19. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Main Stage, 10910 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. $8 FIU students, faculty and staff. $12 others. Details: (305) 348-0496 or carta.fiu.edu.