Saturday March 15, 2014  7:30 p.m.

Curtis M Phillips Center for the Performing Arts



Plan on a simmering hot evening filled with pulsing beats when Dance Alive National Ballet and the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Raymond Choba

From the rhythm of Mexican composer Marquez’ Danzon  to Ravel’s sensual masterpiece Bolero, choreographed by Artistic Director Kim Tuttle, you will find yourself captivated by the rich and  lush sounds of Latin music and expressive and dynamic dance.

Renowned pianist Kevin Sharpe, winner of the International Bach Competition, is piano soloist in Manual de Falla’s  impressionistic odyssey, Night in the Gardens of Spain, a world premier by resident choreographer Judy Skinner.

With the brilliant contemporary arrangment of Villa-Lobos  Bachianas-Brasileiras #5, featuring guitarist Welson Tremura, Brazilian choreographer Cristina Helena brings a fresh and exotic approach to this well-known classic.  Guest vocalist and guitarist Welson Trumura repeat the dramatic Los Hermanos, danced by the charismatic Andre Valladon.

Finally, guest choreographer Ani Collier,  former Dance Alive principal, creates her first major work on the company to the effervescent Batuque.

Music, movement, life. It doesn’t get any better than this!


  This promises to be a  spectacular evening.  Get your  tickets early!     


For reservations, contact the Phillips Center Box Office at (352) 392-ARTS or DANB at (352) 371-2986.




Below, a video clip containing samples of Kim Tuttle’s Rite of Spring, Judy Skinner’s Latin American Symphonette and Tuttle’s Tristan and Isolde.    The music is by Composer In Residence Stella Sung; last used for DANB’s performance of ZOOM.  

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