MOMENTUM DANCE COMPANY
FORTY YEARS OF DANCE
Momentum Dance Company, one of the oldest and most established contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern U.S., is currently celebrating its Fortieth Season. Founded in 1982 by Artistic Director Delma Iles, Momentum has operated continuously since, reaching thousands of individuals through: the Miami Dance Festival, concert seasons; free performances for children; residencies at public schools as well as at Artz-n-the Hood in Liberty City; appearances at community events and festivals; special projects, and touring.
Momentum consists of a multiethnic group of dancers. The repertory is extremely varied and features historic modern dance works by pioneers such as Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey and Anna Sokolow, and works by award-winning Artistic Director Delma Iles. Momentum was presented on the Florida Department of State's Touring Program from 1988 until the program's demise in 2014, the first modern company appointed to the program. Momentum represented the U.S.A. at the Jose Limon Festival International in Culican, Mexico in 1995. In 2007 & 2008, Momentum performed in the Oaxaca International Dance Festival in Mexico. The company conducted six years of International Cultural Exchange with the National Dance Company of the Bahamas and two years with Ballet Contemporaneo de Oaxaca. Momentum has also performed at the National Dance Week New York Festival appearing at Cooper Union and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
In spite of current challenges for all performing arts groups, Momentum perseveres in serving the South Florida community.