Calendar Of Events Dance
Written by Miami Today on February 16, 2012
SPACE FOR MEMORIES
"In This Place" is a new multidisciplinary project by choreographer Heather Maloney. The viewer is shown how the body is an accumulation of memories that are woven in a spatial randomness that is a surrealist map of one’s life. 8:30 p.m. Additional screening Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St., Miami. $15 students and seniors $20 others. Details: (305) 316-6165 or www.fundarte.us.
Miami City Ballet performs Program III’s "Giselle," a French romantic ballet. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. Sunday performance. Feb. 17-19, 2012. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $19-$169. Details: www.miamicityballet.org.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents "Evidence, A Dance Company," a 1985 Brooklyn dance company focusing on the fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Artistic director Ronald K. Brown uses movement to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. A highlight of the evening is a new work "On Earth Together," inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder. In addition, the program features two other dances by Brown, "Ife: My Heart" and "Upside Down." 8 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. $10-$25. Details: (786) 573-5300 or www.smdcac.org.
Miami City Ballet presents "Ballet for Young People" featuring advanced students from the School performing "Carnival of the Animals," a ballet about the fragility of Earth’s creatures and the role of humans in caring for our planet. 2 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. Free with first-access pass on a first come, first serve basis. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" is recognized by a congressional resolution as a vital American Cultural Ambassador to the World. The company has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 71 countries on six continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Miami native Robert Battle succeeds original artistic director Judith Jamison. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $50-$125. Details: (305) 949-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Shelborne opens "Ricky’s Brunch and Day Party," a cabana and poolside party with live open format entertainment. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. brunch served. Pool open until 7 p.m. Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $20 entrance fee. Details: (305) 534-9909 or email@example.com or www.rickysdayparty.com.