Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is pleased to feature the Debra Weiss Dance Company at the 2022 festival!
The Debra Weiss Dance Company is known for its vibrant, joyful, and entertaining programs that have delighted audiences since the 1980’s. Its repertoire uses dance as a medium for storytelling, drawing on literary sources such as world folktales, immigrant diaries, and the writings of Antoine de St. Exupery, author of The Little Prince. The company is also known for living history programs that take audiences back in time to the Victorian Era, colonial times, and the Jazz Age.
In “America Dances!” the Debra Weiss Dance Company performs a social history of US dance and fashion, from the courtly Minuet to the Jazz Age Charleston, Motown moves, and Merengue. In the 1800’s, ladies’ fashions featured corsets, long gowns, and gloves. After women got the vote in 1920, they threw away their corsets and shortened their skirts, allowing more freedom of movement. The 1960’s brought in Motown and freestyle dances like the Bugaloo and Swim. In recent decades, the Latin influence has made Salsa and Merengue staples of American dance. This incredible performance will be on the Performing Arts Stage at the festival on Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 PM. The festival will be held at The Walk in University Drive and offers free off-site parking and trolley service. Click here for parking and trolley info.
For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit www.csfoa.org.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council