AVENTURA, Fla.– The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center delivers a cornucopia of entertainment choices this November with captivating contemporary dance, a moving tribute to Holocaust Survivors, the much-anticipated sequel to a musical blockbuster, a celebration of one music’s most popular duos and a performance by an award-winning pianist.
The outstanding New World Dance Ensemble presents a dynamic program featuring the work of today’s most interesting and evocative choreographers on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. It includes world-renowned dancemaker Paul Taylor’s dramatic masterwork, Piazzolla Caldera, set to the tango-inspired score by Astor Piazzolla; Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company’s powerful contemporary work, Rush Hour; and local choreographer Gentry Isaiah George’s showy and engaging dance, Blue Skies, set to the soaring music of Josephine Baker. Appropriate for all ages, the program also includes Lara Murphy’s dazzling contemporary ballet work, Be Mused, which fuses the technique of classical ballet with the rock music of British composer/performer Matt Bellamy.
The City of Aventura and YI Love Jewish present Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tangoon Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m. Performed during the week that commemorates Kristallnacht 85 years ago, this program is based on poems, testimonies and writings of women who survived the Holocaust. Created by Payadora Tango and journalist/producer Dan Rosenberg, this tour-de-force concert event also includes works based on Holocaust survivor Molly Applebaum’s diary and memoir, Buried Words. From inspiring songs about survival to mournful laments, this award-winning program conveys an almost indescribable depth of emotion rarely sung about.
GFour Productions presents Menopause The Musical2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’®, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical®. Five years after their chance encounter in a department store, the four ladies set sail for more high jinks on the high seas. This hilarious and heartfelt look at the joys of menopause and friendship — plus hot flashes, mood swings and memory lapses — features a new soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. For these four ladies, menopause was not the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers all and friendships never fail. This event contains adult language or content. Performances are Tuesday, November 7 – Friday, November 10 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 11 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday November 12 at 2 p.m.
After selling out five previous appearances, Debbie Taylor and Paul Stewart bring back Top of the World: A Carpenters Tribute on Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. It’s “Yesterday Once More” when Taylor and her seven-piece band perform “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Close to You,” “Rainy Days and Mondays” and all the classic Carpenters hits along with holiday favorites to kick off the season early. The warmth and tone of Taylor’s vocals are accompanied by a very talented and accomplished group of musicians that deliver authentic versions of the songs.
The Miami International Piano Festival presents Kenneth Broberg on Sunday, November 19 at 5 p.m. Broberg wonthe gold medal at the 2021 American Pianists Awards, the silver medal at 2018 Van Cliburn Competition and the bronze medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition. Known for his blazing intellect, impeccable technical skills and the ability to deliver a strikingly imaginative and intelligent program, Broberg has performed on stages and in concert halls across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America with some of the world’s most respected conductors. He has collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic as well as the Minnesota, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Sydney, Seattle and Fort Worth symphony orchestras. He presented his original composition “Barcarolle” on NPR in 2021. Not suggested for children under 12 years of age.
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