David Parsons once again collaborated with his long-time friend and legendary musical artist, Milton Nascimento, to create Nascimento Novo. Nascimento Novo uses movement that is sensual and social in order to mine the rich percussive instrumentation of Nascimento’s music, which features many instruments rarely heard outside of Brazil. Colorfully lit and brightly costumed, Nascimento Novo is at once mesmerizing and energizing for both dancers and audience.
Nascimento Novo was commissioned by Stephen B. Morris, current president of the Parsons Dance Board of Directors, in honor of his wife’s 60th birthday. “Vickie wanted her gift above all to create something of lasting value. She felt that sponsoring a groundbreaking piece of dance, choreographed by David Parsons and done in collaboration with someone of Milton Nascimento’s stature in world music, would be exciting and meaningful for both of us.”