Independence Dance

How did Cinco de Mayo, a historical date relevant to only one small town in Mexico, get confused with the country’s real independence day? Perhaps because Dieciseis de Septiembre didn’t fit as easily on a beer label. It’s all the more reason to catch the Miami debut of Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza, which is celebrating the nation’s real bicentennial anniversary by touring the world with Mexico’s best contemporary dancers. Drawing inspiration from “concerns, experiences, memories, and feelings,” they’ll create a fleeting dreamscape using partially nude dancers and haunting music. They’ll even flood the stage with water to suggest the constant fluctuation of human emotion. The company stops in Miami for one night only, so peel away from television’s distorting lens and see Mexico through the movements of one of its most visionary choreographers. Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza performs this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House.
Sat., Oct. 2, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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