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Original Dance Work Highlights South Florida National Parks

Big Cypress National Preserve

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Over the next few weeks, Wolf Trap National Park For the Performing Arts, The Wolf Trap Foundation, The David Parsons Dance Company and a film crew from Blue Land Media will be using the South Florida National Parks as a backdrop for the next “Face of America” production.

The latest addition to the series, “Face of America: Spirit of South Florida,” will shine a light on the unique aspects and diverse cultures and people of Big Cypress National Preserve and Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks through original dance works performed and filmed on-site in each of these parks—often alongside alligators and other native wildlife. The final performance is scheduled for 2012.

“Face of America” is Wolf Trap’s signature performance series. It employs the rich language of the performing arts to celebrate the diverse people, histories, and landscapes that exist in and around its fellow national parks across the country.

Launched in 2000, the “Face of America” series commissions and films original dance performances in national parks to portray the spirit and essence of each one. The footage is then integrated with the live performances of dance, music, and storytelling, and presented on enormous screens at the 7,000-seat Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.


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