Dance NOW! Miami celebrates the changing seasons
When fall turns to winter in Miami, even South Floridians can’t miss a new chill in the air and the changing colors of the leaves. Dance NOW! Miami’s Program I is timed this year to emphasize that inflection point when they showcase one of their own repertory works, Random Patterns of Falling Leaves. Performances take place Sunday, December 3 at Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater, and again on Sunday, December 10 at Coral Gables Sanctuary for the Arts. These evenings also include the world premiere of Tethered and a trademark classic piece, Chronicles.
Random Patterns of Falling Leaves is a fiery and poetic work that will transport audiences to a northern landscape as the wind slowly strips the leaves off the trees in preparation for winter. Jointly choreographed by DNM’s Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, it also features striking costumes and sets by Marylin Skow and Bruce F. Brown. “We are excited to be able to bring one of our favorite, breathtaking repertory works back to South Florida audiences,” said Salterini.
Tethered, choreographed by Hannah Baumgarten, is a world premiere of a contemporary ballet quartet, with music from long-time collaborator Davidson Jaconello, with Felix Rosch. The piece explores the ways in which we are all tied to each other through relationships and communities. “It’s always a pleasure to develop a new work to gift to Miami audiences for the holiday season,” said Baumgarten. Chronicles is a DNM repertory work choreographed by Diego Salterini about the perfect moments of falling in love.
Tickets for Broward Center on Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 pm, are $50 reserved seating, and $20 for students with valid ID; and for Coral Gables on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 pm $25 general admission, $15 for students. Advance tickets and full information for all venues are available at www.dancenowmiami.org. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater is located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; and the Sanctuary of the Arts is at 410 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables.
Dance NOW! Miami was founded in 2000 by Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini. Voted “Best Dance Company” by the Miami New Times in 2022, and in residence at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and the Miami Beach Bandshell, they present several major projects annually, featuring original work from the Artistic Directors, created individually and collaboratively.