Most performers will agree that a show never really feels like it is complete until close to the closing night of a run. This sentiment was true for Teo Castellanos when he premiered Fat Boy at Miami Light Project’s Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in 2011. He’s back with a tweaked, revised version this week at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
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Letty Bassart is an artist who has pursued two great passions: the written word and movement. She describes her work as non linear, containing a “web of plot lines where independent stories are inserted into the whole…a collective letter uttered into the audience’s ear. Deriving at each final letter involves beginning, tearing, and burning many letters that are never seen.&r..
Towering almost humbly like an old relic just across the street from the flashy American Airlines Arena and its rocking road shows, the historic Freedom Tower put on her best dress, lit from one end to the other in a fiery orange-red. While off the beaten path of other Art Basel or Art Miami venues, the Old Dame saved her secrets for those who dared to try something a little different on Satur..
This week, locally based Peter London Global Dance Company and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts team up to present “Jazz Love Night,” an evening of new work from six choreographers, including one from London himself, as part of the company’s inaugural Victoria London Choreographers Showcase.
A dance professor at Miami-Dade College/New World School of the ..
The multi-cultural Koresh Dance Company hit the stage keen on making contact. At the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater last Thursday night, the group’s four men and six women remained unreserved about engaging each other and their audience. While resolutely contemporary in hybrid moves to a wide range of music, artistic director and Israeli-native Ronen Koresh’s choreogr..
Dance is the most ephemeral of the arts. You can buy a picture, a sculpture, a photograph, you can buy a CD and own a composition, and you can even buy and own a script. Dance, however, is an explosion of energy that exits in a finite space and time, and should be witnessed live to truly feel its breadth. Dance on video, or in photograph doesn’t tell the full story of the choreographer&r..
Click.click.click.click.click -- and bright screens flood by with Internet news feeds, utopic shopping, and afternoons at work killing time Google mapping it through Paris streets. We’ve all heard the mantra of the Web’s sobriquets -- information superhighway, great democratizer of access, peace pipe for a global media village.
And yet more recently, and more insistently, the I..
The December holidays are approaching and along with them, as sure as thicker waists and thinner wallets, The Nutcracker. Big-scaled or modest, all-local or propped up by imported talent, there’s a production of America’s most popular ballet to suit any taste. But please don’t take the predictable assortment for granted or chuckle too readily at insider jokes: Who quipped th..
Ronen Koresh, long a distinguished dancer and since 1991 artistic director of his own company, is fearless in his defiance of borders. Appearing at the Arsht Center this week, the choreography of this Israeli native, now established in Philadelphia, draws from ballet, folk, modern and jazz dance and uses music that ranges from classical to industrial with samplings of world traditions in betwe..
Like with so many others that have come to Miami from somewhere else, the lives of three specific local artists are part of the story of this city. A story sometimes as fugacious as the waves that wash whatever is written in sand.
That’s why Cuban actress Mabel Roch, Brazilian dancer and choreographer Lucia Aratanha, and Haitian singer and musician Inez Barlatier are Writing in Sand/..