Ballet Flamenco La Rosa brings the work of Swedish playwright August Strindberg to life in dance. “El Padre,” which has its world premiere this weekend, is based on Strindberg's “The Father.” “What I'm doing is pure flamenco, authentic flamenco,” said Ilisa Rosal, artistic director of the North Miami-based company.
But flamenco ballet?
“The word ‘ballet’ means a work of dance,” R..
While the performance season is coming to a close, Miami still has more to celebrate as Augusto Soledade’s Brazzdance turns 10 years old. “Wow,” he says. He hopes Miami audiences will say the same when Brazzdance honors this anniversary with a program called “Oduns” -- stories of finding one’s path is a rough translation of the Yoruban word -- featuring two of Soledade’s most important w..
Karen Peterson and Dancers, one of Miami’s cultural treasures, is celebrating its 25th birthday this May. When the group was gathered together a quarter of a century ago, the idea of a “physically integrated” dance company -- one comprised of both physically able and the so-called physically “disabled” -- was virtually unknown here in the States.
Twenty-five years later, Karen Peterson’s p..
Having arrived only a couple years ago, choreographer Danielle Kipnis can still be considered a newcomer to the Miami dance scene. Originally from New York, she was raised on ballet and musical theater dance, discovering contemporary dance later in her college years. This month her company, Nazmo Dance Collective, presents [re]claim at the RIFT Blackbox Theater in Wynwood. A week before ..
This year marks the 17th year of Miami Light Project’s Here & Now. A Knight Emerging Artists Series, this program was created to give new artists a lift-off, and thus more than 75 locals have been given a chance to expand their work with the help of a Here & Now commission. The 2015 group of projects includes both dance and theater-based productions by Liz Ferrer, Lazaro Godoy, Michael..
Returning to her hometown after a 15 year stint in New York City, 34-year-old dancer/choreographer Hattie Mae Williams’ first year back in Miami has been marked with artistic achievements, including a grant from the Knight Foundation to develop site specific dance works at the Miami Marine Stadium and the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. This month, she presents a new performance work with Miami..
When audiences see the two pieces Vladimir Issaev has planned for his Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s Spring Gala, it won’t be the first time the company has presented these ballets. However, the artistic director believes each time he and his company breathe new life into them.
The traditional Spring Gala closes out the 2014-2015 season this weekend, and features Shostakovich Suites, a ..
If Art History classes in universities were conducted like Miami City Ballet’s Open Barre series, 500-person lecture halls would fill instantly and students would conduct sit-ins at being wait listed.
Performed at the intimate Wolfson Theater at the Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach), the event showcased young performers from the Miami City Ballet School but clearly..
MDC Live Arts closes out their season on Saturday with the RUBBERBANDance Group, a Montreal-based dance company that seamlessly fuses hip hop and ballet aesthetics to create a unique movement experience. Speaking from his hotel room during a Philadelphia tour stop, company founder Victor Quijada speaks more like a scientist than a choreographer, noting the unique physics of movement in both th..
Ivory Coast’s Nadia Beugré, among the most internationally celebrated of Africa’s contemporary dancers, performed last weekend at the On.Stage Black Box Theater at Miami-Dade Auditorium as the dance finale to Tigertail Productions month long FLA-FRA festival.
Tigertail’s Artistic Director Mary Luft has described Beugré’s work as electric. Quite an understatement, as it turned out. In her p..