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10 local dance events you shouldn't miss

Staff Writer


What: Local hip-hop choreographer Sean Green and his troupe subtitled this year’s performance “A Decade of Excellence,” since the show commemorates Sean’s Dance Factory’s founding in 2003.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8; 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 8

Where: Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

Cost: Tickets start at $15

Contact: 561-832-7469 or



What: One of Palm Beach’s own is the subject of the Emmy-winning documentary “Steven Caras: See Them Dance,” which will be broadcast on West Palm Beach’s Public Broadcasting Service twice this month. The world-renowned dance photographer was recently feted by Broadway legend Chita Rivera during an award gala at the Breakers. Also, Caras will interview entertainer Michael Feinstein as part of the Lunch and Learn series at the Kravis Center on Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. (Tickets cost $75 at CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and noon Feb. 11

Where: WXEL-TV



What: Forty dancers from 11 local academies will entertain at what Gala founder Mauricio Canete calls “a celebration of dance, love, talent and passion.” The evening will also include Carlos Miguel Guerra and his wife, Jennifer Kronenberg, both principal dancers with the Miami City Ballet.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Duncan Theatre on the campus of Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth

Cost: $30




What: When the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company comes to Fort Lauderdale, it will be the final performance of Miami-born Manuel Sanchez, who trained at Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts, before he moves on to the next phase of his career.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 8

Where: Bailey Concert Hall on the campus of Broward College, Building 4, 3501 Davie Road, Davie

Cost: $25-$35 ($10 for students)

Contact: 954-201-6884 or



What: The New York-based troupe under the artistic direction of Larry Keigwin will bring its particular brand of contemporary dance, which fuses artistic sensibilities with theatrical effects, to the Kravis Center. The performances are a part of the second season of the center’s “P.E.A.K” series (Provocative Entertainment at Kravis), which promotes cutting-edge presentations.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15

Where: Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

Cost: Tickets start at $28.

Contact: 561-832-7469 or



What: The hotly anticipated company premiere of Jerome Robbins’ “West Side Story Suite” will feature the MCB dancers not only dancing and acting, but also singing. “I don’t think people appreciate how much of a big deal it is that the Jerome Robbins Foundation is allowing us to do this,” artistic director Lourdes Lopez says. “We started by letting them know in no uncertain terms that we had the dancers and the characters to play those parts. So we had to cast it and send them a tape. We had to get them into a room without a conductor to see who could sing. Then, we sent them home for two or three weeks for practice. Then, we bring them back, film them and send the tape to the Robbins Foundation. And only after they saw that did they say yes.” The performance also includes George Balanchine’s “Episodes” and “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux.”

When and where: Feb. 14-16 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Feb. 21-23 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; and Feb. 28-March 2 at the Kravis Center

Cost: Tickets start at $20

Contact: 877-929-7010 or



What: Led by Miami native Robert Battle in his third season as artistic director, the company’s sixth annual Miami performance will showcase Miami-born dancer Jamar Roberts along with 30 other dancers. The company will also appear in West Palm Beach for one show. The 2014 Kravis Center Gala will start with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception before the WPB performance and a dinner dance afterward. To order the $750 Gala Patron or the $375 Young Gala Patron tickets, call 561-651-4320. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE GALA.

When and Where: 8 p.m. Feb. 20-22; 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 at the Arsht Center; 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kravis Center

Cost: Tickets start at $25 at both venues.

Contact: 305-949-6722 or; 561-651-4320 or



What: The company’s 22 performers, who range in age from 8 to 18, are ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.4 million orphans. They will bring the sounds and movements of East Africa to South Florida as a part of the Kravis Center’s P.E.A.K. series.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 22

Where: Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre at the Kravis Center

Cost: Tickets start at $15.

Contact: 561-832-7469 or



What: For 10 days, Miami will host the stars of flamenco in performances at the Arsht Center.

When: Various times Feb. 27-March 8

Where: Arsht Center

Cost: Tickets cost from $25 to $95 for each show.

Contact: 305-949-6722 or



What: As a salute to Black History Month, RHAW (Rennie Harris Awe-inspiring Works) will premiere a new hip-hop dance musical set to the music of Queen, Nirvana, Chicago and others.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1; 3 p.m. matinee March 1

Where: Carnival Studio Theater at the Arsht Center

Cost: $35

Contact: 305-949-6722 or

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