DANCE

LA SYLPHIDE
Friday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
305.434.7091
 www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com
Florida Grand Ballet Presents a Scottish folk lore tale of flirtation, infatuation, and mischief, La Sylphideis a light-hearted, entertaining ballet for both families and ballet lovers alike. The hero of the story falls in love with a fairy and his fiancée runs off with the best friend-it is almost happily ever after.

Miami Beach Children's Series, Part IV: Alice in Wonderland FREE
Saturday, May 9, 11:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
www.momentumdance.org
Young Alice falls down the rabbit hole and meets some unusual characters on her wild trip. She encounters a nervous White Rabbit, is mystified by a strange Caterpillar, takes part in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and is pursued by the vicious Red Queen who is aided by a Deck of Cards. Just as things get completely out of hand, she wakes up to find that it was only a dream. Each character portrait is complete with unique and individual movement and colorful costumes as delightful and imaginative staging brings this classic story to life.

Out In the Tropics Presents "Lovebirds by Marga Gomez" and "Jarman"
Saturday, May 9, 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
305.867.1145
 www.fundarte.us
Lovebirds by Marga Gomez is a GLAAD award winning comic performer who portrays a crew of incurable romantics as they chase their passions - into the night, through decades, and to absurd lengths in Greenwich Village. Jarman (All this Maddening Beauty) is a performative gesture inspired by iconic queer artist, filmmaker, and gardener Derek Jarman. Temporal orientations arise and fall away as one performer in space traces the origins of Derek Jarman's brilliant queerness. Performed by force/collision's Founding Director John Moletress.

Footbeat FREE
Thursday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
St. John?s on the Bay, 4945 Pinetree Drive
www.momentumdance.org
In collaboration with the Arts at St. John's, join us for a collaborative improvisational program.  Momentum Dance Company teams up with percussionist J.J. Freire for an evening of exploration of rhythms, textures, spatial relationships, and the emotion inherent in pure movement.

Dance Band Night at the Bandshell FREE
Thursday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
305.672.5202
 www.northbeachbandshell.com
Every second Thursday, come dance! This month: The French Horn: Gypsy jazz swing dance with world champion swing dancers Yuval and Julia.

An Evening of Water Ballet FREE
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
National Hotel pool deck, 1655 Collins Avenue
www.momentumdance.org 
Premiere of Sparkle, a new water ballet, plus Etude Momentum Dance Company returns to the beautiful National Hotel double pool area with Artistic Director Delma Iles' unique blend of modern dance, contact improvisation, and synchronized swimming - an only-on-Miami-Beach art form! The company premieres Iles's new Sparkle and reprises the beautiful Etude.