MIAMI — Miami’s own Peter London Global Dance Company, Inc. (PLGDC) returns to the Little Haiti Cultural Center stage on Sunday, March 10 to premiere its highly-anticipated Spring Dance Showcase.
The multicultural group of young artists under the artistic direction of world-renowned dancer and choreographer Peter London is scheduled to present two performances and new works at the center, 212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami.
The dancers will perform a community matinee show at 1:30 pm for students and seniors, while the evening showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. with songstress Nicole Henry as mistress of ceremonies.
General admission tickets are $35. VIP tickets also on sale for $100 serve as passes to a 6 p.m. meet-and-greet reception sponsored by the Greater Miami Chapter of The Links, Inc. and preferred seating for the performance.
Discount tickets for students and seniors 65 and over will be available for $10 through March 8.
To purchase tickets online visit miamifoundation.org, click on “Give Now,” enter your designated ticket price and select “The Peter London Global Dance Company” from the dropdown menu.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Little Haiti Cultural Center the day of the performance. For more information call 786-953-6824. To RSVP for the VIP Reception, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance visionary and Miami-Dade College / New World School of the Arts dance professor London founded the Peter London Global Dance Company, Inc. to establish a homegrown yet world-class contemporary dance organization that promotes South Florida’s vibrant arts heritage.
‘DREAM A REALITY’
“The Spring Dance Showcase realizes the mission of my company in a way that is bold, large, passionate and honors the diverse heritage of South Florida and America,” said London. “It is with the exceptional and disciplined hard work of the young dancers and choreographers that makes the dream a reality.”
This year, the audience will be treated to special guest performances by two soloists from the prestigious Martha Graham Dance Company. Lloyd Knight, lauded in Dance magazine’s coveted January 2010 “Top 25 Dancers to Watch” edition, and Mariya Dashkina Maddux, featured in Dance’s September 2012 “Dancer’s Choice” article, will perform the exquisite Graham duet Conversation of Lovers.
The program will also include a global premiere by PLGDC Artist Associate and South Floridian La Michael Leonard, principal dancer of New York City’s Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.
3 NEW BALLETS
Three new ballets choreographed by Peter London will also grace the stage. They include Carmen, based on Bizet’s Opera of the same name and danced to fiery Flamenco music; The Secret, inspired by the Griot Music of Mali, North Africa; and Rain and Wings, inspired by Native American music created for the incomparable Sasha Caicedo Paolo, another PLGDC guest performer.
*Pictured above is Nicole Henry.