The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce the South Florida premiere of 8CHO (pronounced OH-cho), the international aerial dance sensation created by Argentina’s creative genius Brenda Angiel.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce the South Florida premiere of 8CHO(pronounced OH-cho), the international aerial dance sensation created by Argentina’s creative genius Brenda Angiel. The high-flying spectacle opens in the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House June 20 for a two-week limited engagement.
Created in Buenos Aires, 8CHO is a thrilling aerial spectacular that has been performed in multiple cities around the world in just three years. For the show’s South Florida premiere, the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House will be transformed into a “sexy, exhilarating, gravity-defying world” (Ottawa Citizen) by various dancers and musicians who perform entire routines in the air. Suspended on ropes, and soaring up to 20 feet above the stage, performers leap, swivel and fly through the air, creating a sultry kaleidoscope of movement and action. 8CHO will also fascinate audiences with its achingly cool, original acoustic and electronic tango-infused score composed by Juan Pablo Arcangeli and Martin Ghersa, the latter of whom is also a member of the live onstage orchestra.
Incorporating the various rhythms of Argentina’s most beloved musical style and inspired by a famous tango step by the same name, 8CHO was created by Argentina’s superstar choreographer Brenda Angiel – who was called “the most choreographically inventive aerial dancer I have ever encountered” by The New York Times dance critic John Rockwell – and is performed by the Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company.
Brenda Angiel and her company have traveled the world, performing in 10 countries, including Colombia, Argentina and the United States. The marvelous dancers have leapt off the sides of Argentina’s most famous art deco buildings during Buenos Aires Night of Museums (2010); dazzled New York audiences during a three-week run off-Broadway at the 42nd New Victory Theatre (2012) and performed for more than 60,000 people at the renowned XII Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá in Colombia.
Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company has also performed at some of the most prestigious festivals in the United States, including the Spoleto Festival and the Kennedy Center’s Americartes Festival. Most recently, the Company received a coveted invitation to perform at the 2013 American Dance Festival in July – making it the Company’s fourth performance at the festival.
8CHO will play Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Performances on Sunday are at 5 p.m.
Note: 8CHO contains brief nudity.
Tickets to 8CHO are now on sale. Tickets are $35, $50 & $75*, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by contacting the group sales department at 786-468-2326 or [email protected]“>[email protected].