Momentum Dance Company Leaps Into Miami Beach Season 2017

Momentum Dance Company Leaps Into Miami Beach Season 2017Momentum Dance Company's Founder & Artistic Director, Delma Iles, is bringing dance to Miami Beach for the company's 2017 Season.

Each show of this season includes unique and skilled performances alongside world premieres. The performances will showcase dancers Katie Brennan, Barbie Freeman, Lili Granie, Ashley Hammond, Melanie Perez, and Martina Tarducci. The season will run from May to June with Something for Everyone!

"We are honored to be bringing Momentum Dance Company to Miami Beach," says Iles. "At 35 years of performance, we look forward to many more seasons to come."

The season performances include:

May 4 at 7:00 p.m. (The Next Generation) ­- The program will be the first of the season to bring new works by Momentum dancers to Miami Beach. The program includes: WaterWei, by Katie Brennan: "Through a watery experience, this solo explores the fundamentals of developmental movements, out of which emerges a thread of metamorphic life cycle"; Contrepoids by Lili Granie:" This duet portrays powerful dynamics full of contrast and seemingly opposing forces that surprisingly align"; Burlesque by Ashley Hammond: "Open your eyes to the sultry side of dancing, where the lights are dim and the mood is just right"; and Limits (Working Title), by Barbie Freeman: "Be careful keeping pace with the march of time, limits build up, and failing can leave you trampled." At Fillmore Miami Beach, Jackie Gleason Room 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Admission by donation at the door. Guests are invited to park at the municipal garage metered parking on 17th Street across from the Fillmore.

May 14 at 3:00 p.m. (The Emperor and the Nightingale - A Tale from China) - This performance for children and families will be the world premiere of the work by Delma Iles. At Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Admission is free. Guests are invited to arrive early for the family event.

May 18 at 7:00 p.m. (Momentum 35th Anniversary Shows & Celebration) - The program will commemorate Momentum Dance Company's 35 years of performance. The program includes: Handel Concerto, Monkeybone, Shadows and Accumulations II, Dido and Gold Falling through Water along with an informal presentation and audience discussion. At Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Admission by donation at the door. Metered parking can be found at the Regal Cinema garage on Alton Road.

June 1 at 7:00 p.m. (An Evening of Water Ballet) - This evening will feature last year's hit, Water Birds and premiere a new water ballet, as yet unnamed. "It's our pleasure to celebrate the historical contributions Momentum has made to the legacy of water ballet - in our pool at The Betsy, with views of ocean and city surrounding us, as the sunsets on Miami Beach", said Jonathan Plutzik, owner of The Betsy Hotel.

The Betsy-South Beach (Infinity Pool) 1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Enter the property thru The Betsy's new special events entrance. Admission is free. Suggested parking: commercial lots on Ocean Drive or Collins Avenue. Valet available in front of The Betsy Hotel @ 1440 Ocean Drive.

Momentum Dance Company's Miami Beach Season is sponsored in part by: The National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Epstein Foundation, WLRN Public Media.

Momentum Dance Company's Miami Beach 2017 Season will run from May 4 - June 1 at varied locations on Miami Beach. For more information about Momentum Dance Company, visit www.MomentumDance.com or follow them on Facebook.

Founded in 1982 by classically trained and respected dancer Delma Iles, Momentum Dance Company is one of the oldest and most established professional contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern U.S. The company exists for the purpose of creating, performing and producing dance works, particularly those by Florida artists, emphasizing the creation of new works, but from a classic and historic viewpoint. The company's purpose is to develop and educate the audience about dance in Florida, the Southeastern region and across the nation with emphasis on modern dance forms. The company also prides itself on its commitment to educating and training students for the purposes of professional careers as well as for personal development and enjoyment. For more information about Delma Iles and Momentum Dance Company, visit www.momentumdance.com.

The Betsy-South Beach is the only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond rated boutique hotel in Greater Miami. Located in the heart of the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, The Betsy's unique hospitality model champions the power of community through its dedicated PACE (Philanthropy, Arts, Culture, Education) program by weaving those brand pillars into the guest experience. Recently expanded, The Betsy now boasts 132 guestrooms and a 3,200 sq. ft. rooftop complex with a suspended swimming pool, dedicated library, and an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of special event space to scale the celebrated PACE program. The Betsy Poetry Rail is a new piece of public art, located adjacent to the hotel on Espanola Way between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive that celebrates the poetry of 12 literary figures that shaped Miami history and culture. Go to www.thebetsyhotel.com.

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