Many of us can recall the iconic image from the recently completed Rio Paralympics and the match between two world-class fencers, anchored in wheelchairs, torsos thrusting backward and forward to avoid the thrust or score the touch.
For Francine Andersen, Chief of Arts Education for the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, just as these athletes have reset our expectation..
Carlotta Grisi, the legendary ballerina who originated the role of Giselle in 19th-century Paris, must be smiling down on Lauren Fadeley from dance heaven.Portraying the eponymous heroine of Giselle, the most celebrated French ballet, can well be considered the zenith of any career. And not only did Fadeley get to perform this in 2012, on her first time out as a principal at Pennsyl..
On Saturday, October 22 the dance community unites on one stage to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of New World School of the Arts and its founding dean of dance, Daniel Lewis, in a program of dance featuring a variety of pillar organizations in the Miami community.
Lewis founded the Modern Dance Sampler in 1987 and continued it for 11 years until 1998. In 2011, the idea was revived b..
Celebrated Zimbabwe-born, Brooklyn-based dancer/choreographer Nora Chipaumire returns to Miami for a third time with her latest work, Portrait of Myself as My Father. Presented this week by MDC Live Arts and Miami Light Project at The Light Box at Goldman’s Warehouse, Chipaumire veers from her study of African female identity to explore masculinity in a piece that started as a letter to t..
One of the highlights of Tigertail’s fall season, The Way You Look (at me) Tonight comes to the Miami stage this weekend. It runs Friday and Saturday, October 14-15 at the Miami Dade County Auditorium’s On.Stage Black Box.
A collaboration between self-described disabled choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, The Way You Look (at me) ..
On Sunday, September 18, a small crowd gathered on the beach around 92nd Street and Collins Avenue in Surfside. With the backdrop of a perfectly clear blue sky, sweltering sun, and endless ocean, Pioneer Winter was directing audience members to a squared off area in the sand. The performance that morning was Marissa Nick’s presentation of Mira el Mar, the inaugural program of Grass Stains..
The fist view of Titus Kaphar’s The Vesper Project at the Lowe Museum of the University of Miami elicits questions: What catastrophe happened here? What awful force created this destruction? The house, with its ornate furniture and gilded frames dangling off the walls, which are covered with peeling newspapers and faded pictures -- many of which are whitewashed revealing partial views of ..
For its 31st season Miami City Ballet will serve up a hearty and flavorful dance sandwich. Held together by the bread-and-butter basics of a Romantic heirloom and repertory standards, in the first and last programs respectively, the middle of the year is layered with company premieres that are noteworthy in number and range, from honeyed to piquant.
The fall opens with Giselle, the be..
“Of course you can be a prince on stage, but you can be an animal as well? Can you move like a snake, move like a tiger?” With that, a wiry, energized Miao Zong -- guest choreographer with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida -- demonstrated the proper technique for a chest-high lift with a willowy Hinano Eto, and then stepped back, watching as Kazuya Arima partnered her through the same sequen..
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..