New Video: Celebration of National Parks in Dance

Dancers in South Florida bring the beauty of the Everglades to Wolf Trap.

Dancers in South Florida bring the beauty of the Everglades to Wolf Trap. Photo © Andrew Propp.

Most music and dance lovers in the Washington, D.C., area are familiar with the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center–the Virginia performance space features a wide variety of entertainment each year, from pop singers to elaborate dance troupes to comedians. What many may not realize is that Wolf Trap is part of the National Park System, managed by a public-private partnership, with its grounds and buildings maintained by the Park Service. In fact, it is the only U.S. national park devoted to the performing arts.

It seems fitting, then, that Wolf Trap has created a series of vibrant dance performances devoted especially to national parks. The seventh installment in this “Face of America” series will debut this Saturday, September 8, featuring the parks of South Florida: Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Dry Tortugas National Park and Everglades National Park. The show will combine live dance with taped dance performances filmed in the parks; Miami-based timba band Tiempo Libre will perform as dancers highlight the natural landscapes, wildlife,  history, and culture of these iconic places.

Learn more on Wolf Trap’s website, and see a short sample of the show’s performances on the video clip below. And if you buy tickets, use promo code SPIRIT25 at check out to get a 25 percent discount especially for park lovers!

About the Author

Editor of Online Communications Jennifer Errick

Jennifer Errick is editor of online communications at NPCA.