How did Cinco de Mayo, a historical date relevant to only one small town in Mexico, get confused with the countrys real independence day? Perhaps because Dieciseis de Septiembre didnt fit as easily on a beer label. Its all the more reason to catch the Miami debut of Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza, which is celebrating the nations real bicentennial anniversary by touring the world with Mexicos best contemporary dancers. Drawing inspiration from concerns, experiences, memories, and feelings, theyll create a fleeting dreamscape using partially nude dancers and haunting music. Theyll 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 televisions 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 Centers Ziff Ballet Opera House.
Sat., Oct. 2, 8 p.m., 2010
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