Season of the Arts

The top 10 dance performances to see in South Florida

The debut of Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra’s Dimensions Dance Theater will feature Tara Lee’s “Under the Olive Tree” on Nov. 20 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium
The debut of Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra’s Dimensions Dance Theater will feature Tara Lee’s “Under the Olive Tree” on Nov. 20 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Nora Chipaumire: Portrait of Myself as my Father — The uniquely mesmerizing performer and fiercely challenging African choreographer returns with another theatrically and politically layered work, this one looking at African masculinity and the father she never knew. Presented by MDC Live Arts and Miami Light Project, Oct. 14 - 15 at Matt Baiamonte’s Boxing Club, 222 NW 27th St, Miami.

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami Debut — The wonderful former Miami City Ballet lead dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, who left MCB last spring, debut their own company with an intriguing-sounding program that includes a new work by former Washington Ballet artistic director Septime Webre, another by longtime Miami ballet artist Yanis Pikieris and classic pas de deux. Nov. 20 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

Peter London Dance Company Fifth Anniversary — Beloved Miami dance teacher and mentor Peter London celebrates five years, not just of running a solid modern dance troupe, but of fostering myriad Miami-raised choreographic talents. Dec. 29-31 at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Malpaso Dance Company — If you missed the 2014 Miami debut of the dynamic Cuban troupe whose mix of adventurous contemporary dance and rootsy Cuban physicality has captured the U.S. dance world, now’s your chance. Jan. 6 at the Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall.

Screendance Miami — Tigertail Productions’ annual celebration of dance and film captures our multimedia age, where the often magical-seeming possibilities of new technology, Smartphone empowerment and the transformation of how we see merge with bodies in motion. Directed by the adventurous choreographer and presenter Pioneer Winter. Jan. 19-21 at the Perez Art Museum Miami and Miami Beach Cinematheque

Miami City Ballet premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss” — One of the world’s most celebrated ballet choreographers returns with another work created especially for Miami City Ballet — a version of a Hans Christian Anderson story about a fairy who spirits away a young boy. On Program III, opening Feb. 10-12 at the Adrienne Arsht Center Ziff Ballet Opera House; Feb. 24-26 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach; and March 11-12 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Twyla Tharp Dance: 50th Anniversary Tour - The dizzying talented, witty and multi-dimensional Twyla Tharp, whose career has ranged from radical ‘60s experimentation to Broadway hits, celebrates her 50th anniversary as a choreographer, Feb. 13 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and Feb. 17 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — Because even though they’ve become beloved South Florida regulars, this singularly powerful troupe keeps delivering potent performances and new works, Feb. 23-26 at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Feb. 28 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

FIRE Gods in the Garden — Tigertail Productions commissioned four of Miami’s most adventurous and compelling dancemakers — Marissa Alma Nick, Carla Forte, Hattie Mae Williams and Pioneer Winter — to make solos especially for the gorgeous grounds of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, for their Moonlight Garden Tour on April 12.

Steve Parker’s Traffic Jam — MDC Live Arts presents a boundary-breaking piece on an issue riveting (and aggravating): Miami traffic. Frustrated regular folks will be able to join local artists in a multi-location performance as traffic hits a peak during Art Basel Miami Beach, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at various locations in Miami-Dade.

MDC Live Arts presents an inspired populist creation/demonstration with “Steve Parker’s Traffic Jam,” in which regular folks can join local artists in a citywide “musical” performance on a quintessential Miami issue — traffic — as jams hit their p

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