EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

The 11th Annual Daniel Lewis Dance Sampler

Friday to Sunday, October 29-31, 2021

Miami Herald October 29th 2021

Friday, Oct. 29, 8:00 pm • Duncan Theatre • 200 South Congress Ave. Lake Worth

Saturday, Oct. 30 • 8:00 pm • New World School of the Arts Dance Theater • 25 NE 2nd St, Miami 8 Floor

Sunday, Oct. 31 • 4:00 pm • New World School of the Arts Dance Theater • 25 NE 2nd St, Miami 8 Floor

Tickets: $25 general $15 students

To buy tickets to all shows visit https://www.dancenowmiami.org/events/dlds

After last year’s virtual-only performances, the annual Daniel Lewis Dance Sampler returns to live, in-person events for its 11th year. Celebrating the tenacity and creativity of Florida’s dancers and choreographers, it will showcase a curated group of eight works, featuring some of the best the state has to offer. Named for the Founding Dean of the Dance Department of New World School of the Arts, the program of short works and excerpts launches the season of dance as Florida returns, carefully, to in-person performances and theaters reopen.

The full list of companies and choreographers for the Sampler are: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Ballet Flamenco la Rosa, Ballet Vero Beach, Maya Billig, Dance NOW! Miami, Karen Peterson and Dancers, New World Dance Ensemble, and Sandra Portal Andreu.

The Sampler is produced by Miami Dance Futures, and the Florida Dance Education Organization, in collaboration with, Dance NOW! Miami, New World School of the Arts, Duncan Theatre Palm Beach State College.

Both venues will be following federal, state and local public health regulations and guidance about COVID-19. For Duncan, face coverings are strongly encouraged, and for New World, masks are required. Audience members are asked not to attend if they are ill or experiencing any possible symptoms.

The Duncan Theatre is fully accessible and is located in Lake Worth at 4200 S Congress Ave, with free on-site parking. 

The New World School of the Arts Dance Theater is fully accessible and is located in downtown Miami at 25 NE 2nd Street, on the 8th floor, with nearby on street and garage parking.

Promo Videos
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e21pRwE9TZ8
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7FOENVSW34

For the first time this year, you can watch a Video Dance Showcase for the Daniel Lewis Dance Sampler, featuring groups and works exclusively available online, and streaming for FREE NOW through October 31 at https://vimeo.com/625041185. Here’s a chance for everyone to get a taste of some of Florida’s best dance artists, including Enrique Villacreses & Maya Billig, Crystal Peattie/The Haunted Ballet, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, and PAXy in collaboration with Dance NOW Miami, as well as watch a special presentation of the historic work of Anna Sokolow and Daniel Lewis. And don’t miss the in-person, live Sampler with a different set of choreographers and companies on October 29-31, with full info at www. https://www.dancenowmiami.org/events/dlds. Produced by Miami Dance Futures with the Florida Dance Education Organization and Dance NOW! Miami.

Coming soon

A LIFE IN DANCE

March 4th 2022, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex

9:30 am and 11:00 am

Tickets coming soon

“A LIFE IN DANCE”, A performance and lecture on the life of Daniel Lewis, a Miami treasure and one of the world’s most influential dance icons.

The performance for school children and the general public will feature a Multi-Media presentation on his life, and the show will end with the presentation of Lewis’ own piece, “And First they slaughtered the Angels”.