Milton Nascimento is one of Brazil’s most celebrated contemporary musicians and composers. David Parsons’ dance, Nascimento, is a tribute to his friend, Milton Nascimento, and his exuberant original music. Parsons uses sophisticated spatial patterns to compliment Nascimento’s colorful samba rhythms. The dancers sweep across a broad stage in bright costumes while saturated by light, to deliver a lively, fast-paced and emotionally charged performance.
Nascimento was commissioned by UApresents at the University of Arizona. The musical score for Nascimento was a special gift to Parsons Dance from Milton Nascimento.