Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts will premiere Face of America: Spirit of South Florida on September 8 for one night only in its seventh installment of the world-renowned series, which showcases the harmony between artistic expression and the country’s natural treasures.
Face of America: Spirit of South Florida uses the performing arts to explore the unique landscapes and the diverse cultures of Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Dry Tortugas National Park and Everglades National Park.
Wolf Trap Foundation commissioned choreographer, David Parsons to create an original work that will portray the essence of the parks. Parsons Dance will perform live on stage at Wolf Trap to the live music of Miami’s Cuban-American, timpa band, Tiempo Libre, and the recorded music of Andrew Bird – taking audiences on an artistic adventure through South Florida.
The special evening combines live dance and music, together with HD video of Parsons’ dancers filmed on-location in the Parks projected on an enormous HD screen at the 7,000-seat Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
From the swamps of the Everglades, to the aquamarine waters of the Biscayne Bay, to the celebration of freedom at Fort Jefferson…audiences will be taken on an artistic journey through the National Parks of South Florida in a “first” for both dancers and the Parks in this multimedia/live performance adventure.