Rising Stars Showcase 2016
Benefits New World School of the Arts
Thursday, March 17, 2016
New World Gallery (from 5 to 7 p.m.)
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami
Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts (at 7:30 p.m.)
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
MFlores1@MDC.edu (VIP tickets)
www.NWSA.MDC.edu (Performance Tickets)
“Rising Stars Showcase,” a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance, presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida’s premier arts institution. The showcase, from 5 to 7 p.m., begins at the New World Gallery with the Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition, a juried exhibition that features
impressive student artworks. The show, as diverse as the school population, includes painting, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations.
The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases excerpts from works performed by the high school and the college students during the school year.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida. NWSA boasts alumni on Broadway, Grammy winners, dancers in companies like Alvin Ailey and highly regarded visual artists exhibiting internationally, including Art Basel.
The Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition is free and open to the public. Tickets for the Rising Stars Pre-Performance VIP Reception, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., range from $125 to $250. Admission to the Rising Stars Performing Arts Showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m., ranges from $20 to $50.
About New World School of the Arts
New World School of the Arts was conceived in 1984 when the Florida State Legislature established the institution to provide artistically talented high school and college students the means to achieve both an academic education and artistic training. In September 1986, NWSA opened its doors to students in grades ten through twelve and in 1987 admitted the first class of college BFA
students. NWSA’s audition-based programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design. NWSA offers the high school diploma the AA college degree as well as a four-year BFA or BM degrees.