NEW WORK Visits Miami-Dade County Auditorium's Black Box, 4/11-12

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Karen Peterson and Dancers, the nation's premier mixed-abilities dance company in the southeast, present New Work April 11 and 12 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium's On-Stage Black Box Theater.

The new program unites two of Miami's foremost choreographers - Dale Andree and Joanne Barrett - with guest-dancers from KPD's international collaborations in Sarajevo. "We continue this year's theme of incorporating live classical music performed onstage together with dance," adds Peterson, "by inviting Miami's famed violinist Vicki Richards to perform alongside our Company."

New Work also proudly features dancers aged 25-63, something that Peterson feels is necessary for Miami's dance community today, to represent a full spectrum of ages onstage.

The evening opens with soloist Katrina Weaver's Square 1 which portrays the body as a vehicle to explore daily struggles with conformity, control, detachment and acceptance.

She has been with the company for four years and participates in the dance troupe's international cultural exchange program, collaborating with mixed ability dance companies in Europe and Latin America.

Next, longstanding Miami dance leaders Dale Andree and Joanne Barrett premiere their new work By Chance Meeting.

This new work takes on the randomness of life and art entitled, with live music by violinist Vicki Richards.

The duo will also present My Guy, in which two female contemporary dancers without disabilities interact with a man in a tropical café (Senior Company Member John Beauregard, who performs in his wheelchair).

The program concludes with dance(4) 7 created during the Company's recent residency in Sarajevo. In this international collaboration, dancers work with 8' x 10' flats and ominous shadows to recreate the atmosphere of the Sartre War Theatre where the work was originally performed. This work includes five company members alongside the guest artists invited to Miami from Sarajevo, Leila Muhic and Zeljko Budimir.
Performances are Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at 8:00 pm at the Miami Dade County Auditorium's On Stage Black Box Theater, 2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135.
Tickets are $18 adults ($13 students and seniors at the door). Available via Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or purchase at the door. For more information, call 305-547-5414.

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