Momentum Dance Company, Artistic Director Delma Iles, is currently celebrating its Twenty-Eighth year with over forty performances in 2009-2010. Founded in 1982, and in continuous operation since, Momentum is one of the oldest and most established contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern U.S. Momentum’s activities include: the Miami Dance Festival concert seasons in South Florida; concert series for children in both Miami Beach and Coral Gables; educational programs in schools; ongoing residencies at South Miami Middle School, R.R. Moton Elementary School, Ferguson High School, and Artz-n-the Hood; educational programs for adults; appearances at community events and festivals; special projects and touring. Momentum currently consists of eight dancers.
The company’s repertory is extremely varied and features historic modern dance works by pioneers such as Doris Humphrey and Anna Sokolow, works by award-winning Artistic Director Delma Iles, including the highly acclaimed Sand Calendar, jazz works by former Assistant Artistic Director Lees Hummel, as well as dramatic, comic, and experimental works by many Florida choreographers.
Momentum tours throughout Florida sponsored by the Florida Touring Program. The company previously conducted six years of an International Cultural Exchange Project with the National Dance Company of the Bahamas. In 2007, Momentum was invited to perform at the National Dance Week New York Festival where the company gave performances at Cooper Union and the Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as participating in master classes.