NWSA College Theater presents the ever-relevant play by Aphra Behn, The Rover

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The Rover actors picture.Directed by NWSA theater faculty member Jennifer Rodriguez, New World School of the Arts continues the Spring theater season with The Rover, by Aphra Behn. With 31 NWSA college acting students starring in the play, director Rodriguez highlights the importance of bringing this production to the stage at this moment in time, “In our time of political correctness, post-sexual revolution, and current “Me Too” movement, this play opens a witty conversation on how men and women differ and are alike in desires and wants. Both the men and women fully express themselves. What to us, listening to the language of the play, might sound misogynistic and feminist, to Aphra Behn is honest and natural. It is eternally revolutionary to challenge the social norms of marriage and the dynamics and rights between men and women.”  

The Rover: Opens on Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM. Performances on April 5 & 6 are at 7:00 PM, with a Sunday, April 7 matinee at 2:00 PM. Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, Miami. General admission is $12; Students and seniors $5. Tickets available at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/ For more information please call 305-237-3541.

“ETCETERA” showcases cutting-edge works by BFA visual artists

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Urbina the artist in fornt of painting.Oleson's painting for the BFA.Melendez art work on display.

ETCETERA, New World School of the Arts’ 2019 BFA final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 24 visual artists of divergent disciplines, professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. A culmination of four years of intensive study, ETCETERA reflects the hard work and dedication of a bold and dynamic group of emerging artists from whose objective for this exhibition is to explore and exploit hybridity in various ways.

This year’s BFA exhibition will be presented in five separate galleries housed by Mana Contemporary, a break from previous years’ one-gallery show. Situated in the heart of downtown Miami, the adjacent exhibition spaces will highlight the work of different graduating students encouraging the viewer to stroll from gallery to gallery in order to see the complete exhibition. “It’s a more unique experience,” said NWSA dean Cuesta. “This fragmented setting affords each student more exhibition space, which to them translates into a larger canvas for their body of work.” Live music will welcome guests to the series of galleries along with delectable Hors d'oeuvres and wine.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12; 7 PM - 10 PM.
Second Opening: Mana Contemporary Third Saturday: Saturday April 20, 6 PM – 10 PM.
Mana Contemporary - 32 SE 1 Street, Downtown, Miami, FL 33132.
Both Opening Receptions are free and open to the public.
Exhibition on view: April 13, 12 PM – 5 PM; April 17 – April 19, 12 PM – 5 PM

Rising Stars showcases the best of NWSA

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Promo photo for Rising Stars.New World School of the Arts, South Florida’s premier arts conservatory located in downtown Miami, presents its annual signature showcase Rising Stars, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance. Presented by the extraordinary students of the NWSA high school and college programs, the showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts show featuring impressive student artworks. The exhibition, as diverse as the school population, includes painting, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases dance, music, and theater excerpts from works performed during the school year.

NWSA College Theater Division presents the musical Big Fish

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Big Fish picture of actors.The New World School of the Arts college music theater students take to the stage this month with the Broadway musical Big Fish, under the direction of NWSA faculty member James Randolph, highlighting the artistic talent of the Juniors and Seniors in the BFA program. "This is a great opportunity for the theater BFA students to stay current with what's happening in theater and to discover this piece. It has beautiful contemporary music that reflects southern culture written by one of the better composers working today: Andrew Lippa," said Randolph.
 
Opening Night for Big Fish is on Friday, February 15; 7:30 PM at Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor. Follow-up shows are on February 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM and Sundays, February 17 and 24 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Information at 305-237-3541. Tickets may be purchased online sat http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
 

Make Art Work (MAW) series continues with distinguished artists Eduardo Vilaro and Russell Thomas

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Eduardo Vilaro and Amanda Davis public relations photo.Russel Thomas porpomotional photo.

Celebrating its tenth year, New World School of the Arts' Make Art Work series (MAW) continues with two respected artists, Eduardo Vilaro, choreographer and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico and Russell Thomas, distinguished tenor and NWSA 1998 music alumnus.
 
NWSA’s Make Art Work series is designed to bring professionals in the art world together with students and the community for a dialogue on the business of art by focusing on providing tools, guidance and strategies for success to the next generation of artists. The primary goal of these dialogues is to expand understanding of what it takes to live as an artist in the twenty-first century. Each talk includes a question and answer session, allowing students, guests and the public opportunities for direct communication with respected leaders in the art world.
 
EDUARDO VILAROS’s MAKE ART WORK (MAW) SESSION: CHANCE OF THUNDER
Friday, February 15, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami. MAW is free and open to the public. Information at 305-237-3341.

NWSA receives $500,000 From the Knight Foundation for its BFA travel-abroad program

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Knight Foundation gallery show.Students in front of palace.

Continuing a decade-long tradition, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) graduating visual arts college will take an arts-immersion international trip thanks to the five-year, $500,000 grant recently awarded to the school by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support the personal and artistic growth of young artists throughout Miami-Dade County by providing access to training and mentorship. Knight Foundation funding is part of $37 million in new support recently announced for South Florida’s diverse and dynamic cultural community. Since 2005, Knight has invested $165 million in the arts and cultural life of the city.

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