Tribute Performance Opening Remarks

“A Life of Dance”

Tribute performance for Daniel Lewis, Dean of Dance

Miami, FL February 5th, 2011

A tribute to the work Daniel Lewis has done at the New World School of the Arts as the Founding Dean of Dance. “It is a better sweet feeling for me to leave, but the school has grown up and it is time for me move on and get back to my love of teaching again. I will miss the students terribly but as I watch alumni in the field I will always have a wonderful feel of the work I have done.”

The world-class concert featured performances by acclaimed dance companies, dancers, and choreographers including Gerri Houlihan from American Dance Festival; Michael Uthoff, Artistic Director of Dance St. Louis; Jim May, Artistic Director Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble; Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Martha Graham Dance Company; Rosie Herrera Dance Company; Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director of Limón Dance Company; Tango for All Company, as well as choreographers and alumni from New World School of the Arts, among others.

Robert Battle

Gerri Houlihan

Carla Maxwell

Jim May

A talk I gave when I received my 3rd Live Time Achievement Award from NDEO

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