Dance

Momentum Dance Company

Posted By ArtBurst Team
February 7, 2017 at 7:17 PM

Founded in 1982, and in continuous operation since, Momentum is one of the oldest and most established contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern U.S. Momentum’s activities include: the Miami Dance Festival (since 2002) concert seasons in South Florida; concert series for children in both Miami Beach and Coral Gables; educational programs in schools; ongoing residencies at South Miami Middle School, R.R.Moton Elementary School, Ferguson High School, and Artz-n-the Hood; educational programs for adults; appearances at community events and festivals; special projects and touring. Momentum currently consists of eight dancers. The company’s repertory is extremely varied and features historic modern dance works by pioneers such as Doris Humphrey and Anna Sokolow, works by award-winning Artistic Director Delma Iles, including the highly acclaimed Sand Calendar, jazz works by former Assistant Artistic Director Lees Hummel, as well as dramatic, comic, and experimental works by many Florida choreographers. Momentum has been presented by the Florida Department of State on the Florida Touring Program since 1988, and was the first modern dance company ever appointed to the program. Momentum represented the U.S.A. at the Jose Limon Festival International in Culican, Mexico in 1995 where it was invited to perform one of its most successful works, Hot and Spicy – Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker, set to Ellington’s vibrant, witty score, and featuring art deco style costumes and scenery. In 2007 & 2008, Momentum toured to Oaxaca, Mexico as part of the Oaxaca International Dance Festival. Momentum also tours throughout Florida sponsored by the Florida Touring Program. The company previously conducted six years of an International Cultural Exchange Project with the National Dance Company of the Bahamas. In 2007 Momentum was invited to perform at the National Dance Week New York Festival where the company gave performances at Cooper Union and the Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as participating in master classes. Momentum Dance Company P.O. Box 331973 Coconut Grove, Florida 33233 305.858.7002 mdanceco@bellsouth.net www.momentumdance.com

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