Winter Dance Escape, Peter & The Wolf
Two of New Mexicos largest arts and education organizations, NDI New Mexico and New Mexico Jazz Workshop, partner with Albuquerque's inaugural poet laureate Hakim Bellamy to present an unforgettable dance event in a new production of Peter & The Wolf presented at The Hiland Theater. The production is co-choroegraphed by the new Hiland Artistic Director, Steven Melendez, and Tom Porras, Director of Advanced Training, and features a new, jazz interpretation of a legendary classic.
Also featured on the Winter Dance Escape program will be the world premiere of Angels created for the NDI New Mexico Hiland Company XCEL dancers by international choreographer Rodney Rivera.
About NDI New Mexico: National Dance Institute of New Mexico is a New Mexico not-for-profit corporation founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives. www.ndi-nm.org
About New Mexico Jazz Workshop: New Mexico Jazz Workshop is a professional organization committed to providing unlimited access to a higher quality of life through education and performance. The New Mexico Jazz Workshop utilizes social programs and performance to connect the community with the essence of jazz creating a more empowered and vibrant community. www.NMJazz.org
About Hakim Bellamy: As the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. His poetry has been published on the Albuquerque Convention Center, on the outside of a library, in inner-city buses and in numerous anthologies across the globe. Bellamy was recognized as an honorable mention for the University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize for his work as a community organizer and journalist in 2007 and later awarded the Career Achievement Award for the same Prize in 2018.
About Steven Melendez: Steven Melendez is the Artistic Director of the Hiland program for NDI New Mexico, he is an international ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer and an advocate for the arts. He sits on the School of American Ballet Advisory committee on Diversity and Inclusion and was a 2012 Clive Barnes Award Nominee, in 2016 his work Song Before Spring was recognized as the "best premiere in North America" by Dance Europe.
The Hiland Theater (View)
4800 Central Avenue Se
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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