When Kathryn Garcia, MDC Live Arts executive director, took the helm at the organization 5 years ago, she revitalized the 26-year-old organization and strengthened its commitment to not only presenting performance work, but of engaging the local community in a discourse on performance and art.
From last year’s “Holoscenes” performance meditation about sea level rise, to the ongoing co..
Daniel Lewis and Sheila Womble sit at cafe in Coral Gables. Both are excited to speak on behalf of Arts for Learning, the encompassing and growing organization they are passionate about.
Lewis traveled the world as a former dancer with the José Limón Dance Company. A New Yorker by birth, he graduated from the Juilliard School to eventually become assistant to the dean at that prestigi..
On the surface, rising sea levels and dance seem to be worlds apart. Unless you’re Marissa Alma Nick, who grew up in Surfside -- going to the beach and watching such movies as Waterworld and Deep Impact. “These images were strong in my mind growing up,” explains Nick.
The two topics come together in Mira El Mar, a look at Miami a century in the future and how two women, who have surv..
Artburst recently sat down with Miami City Ballet dancer, Nathalia Arja, on a Friday afternoon at the MCB studios. Bubbly and relaxed in pale blue leotard and hair drawn tight in a bun, Arja discussed her approach to the craft of the dance, her recent promotion to principal soloist and her take on the effects of athleticism and technology on ballet’s present and future.
Artburst: How do y..
If there is a place in Miami where original work can get its due – particularly in the children's theater genre – Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores is the space. Stephanie Ansin, co-founder and artistic director of MTC, and her executive director Elaiza Irizarry had been discussing an original show for children with an anti-bullying theme. Luckner "Lucky" Bruno, Jr., the resident voice..
Siempre Flamenco’s Festival de Cante opened Friday, Sept. 2 at the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater to a small but generous audience, who responded warmly to singers Nano de Jerez, Miguel Lavi, and Sara Salado, all brought from Jerez, Spain for this, the 11th edition of the weekend-long festival.
The evening followed the format of most flamenco concerts, starting slowly with the..
This September, the International Ballet Festival of Miami celebrates its 21st year. Companies from around the world will converge in Miami, giving local audiences a chance to see top-class ballet in many forms.
Organized by former ballet dancer Pedro Pablo Peña, the festival began in 1996. It has since evolved and expanded, attracting the attention of ballet companies from around the..
DanceAfrica, a celebration of African dance and culture, appears annually in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Last seen in Miami in 1997, the festival returns this year thanks to the efforts of local dance group Delou Africa.
For years, Delou Africa has brought visiting artists to the Miami community in a similar annual festival, the African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of F..
This month, Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn from Processional Arts Workshop (PAW) will light up Vizcaya’s grounds with giant fantastical lanterns and moving sculptures. PAW’s experiential and community-oriented events, inspired by carnival processions and parades, have appeared around the country and internationally. Their Vizcaya project, Whirl, will move through the estate’s landscape ..
It’s perhaps the most exotic dance music to hit Miami in recent memory: contradance -- it’s Americana, the real thing, a far more sophisticated version of the square-dancing you may remember from gym dances in elementary school. A band called Cornbread and just as tasty is in the house each Thursday night in July as the Rhythm Foundation’s Dance Thursday series continues at the North Beac..