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Dance NOW! Presents: “The Relativity of Icarus.”

April 7, 2023

The Spring Season Of Dance in South Florida would not be complete without Dance NOW! Miami's final outstanding performance included the company’s critically acclaimed Masterpiece in Motion Series, reviving historic works from the 20th and 21st Century. This season the company is featuring Joffrey Ballet's boundary-breaking work, “The Relativity of Icarus.” Choreographed by Gerald Arpino in 1974, this athletic male duet uses the Daedalus and Icarus myths to express the tortured relationship between sons and fathers, with homoerotic overtones that were controversial for its time.

The evening will also include the world premiere from DNM Directors Baumgarten & Salterini of “Gli Altri/The Others.” This collaboration marries filmmaker Federico Fellini’s cinematic imagery with confessional storytelling to create unique symbolism and a gender fluid cast, revealing stories of the hidden, the set aside, the unseen... the Others...

“The Relativity of Icarus,” part of DNM’s Masterpiece in Motion series, will be reconstructed and restaged by Cameron Basden, former Joffrey dancer and "repetiteur" for the Arpino Foundation. The piece, powerful and rarely seen, will be presented with the original score by Gerhard Samuel. The South Florida dates are part of the centennial celebration of Arpino’s birth with performances of his ballets around the world.

“Gli Altri/The Others,” choreographed by Dance NOW! Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Salterini, will feature a gender fluid cast of characters creating a magical safe space on stage where life, death, joy, despair, love and loss are entwined in the work's non-linear narrative. The performance features music based on the iconic sounds of Nino Rota (best known for his multiple collaborations with Fellini and for the Godfather films) reimagined by long-time Dance NOW! composer Davidson Jaconello. “Gli Altri/The Others” is a collaboration with Italy's Opus Ballet, and will be performed in Florence jointly in July of 2023.

The showing will be Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - 8:00 p.m. Tickets for Duncan and Aventura are $50 reserved seating and $20 for students with valid ID. Tickets for Broward are $50 reserved seating, $20 for students with valid ID and early bird special $25 for all until Saturday, April 1st, 2023.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: - Or by phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307. Tickets start at 50.

Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.

Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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