This past weekend, H2Ombre opened in Miami with a literal splash. Developed first for the Arsht Center, and soon to tour internationally, H2Ombre is an immersive multi-media spectacle that brings audiences right in, around, and underneath the action. Light summer fare for everybody, it is fun to watch and easy to like.
The Arsht Center team was heavily involved in the realization of H2Ombr..
The 29th season of the International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami, which runs from July 10 through 27, showcases leading theater companies from across Latin America, Spain, and the United States. This year, the festival honors Argentina. It also features one Argentina's most celebrated writers and theater companies -- the eponymous Cibrián-Mahler Company, whose play opens t..
In its fifth year of Out in the Tropics -- a performing art series that highlights contemporary GLBT artists and their work in poetry, dance, and theater -- FUNDarte invited back San Francisco-based Sean Dorsey Dance to unveil new work, Uncovered: The Diary Project. Two years ago, Dorsey and company performed the intriguing The Secret History of Love, the untold stories of gay love, from the p..
The past and future of dance met when Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, under Pedro Pablo Peña’s direction, paid tribute to early 20th-century impresario Serge Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes,” introducing seven newcomers to our city, young defectors from Ballet Nacional de Cuba lately in the headlines. A guest appearance by San Francisco Ballet star Lorena Feij&oacut..
On a recent afternoon Carlota Pradera and Lazaro Godoy both peered at the empty, black performance space and pondered the narrative of the upcoming show, Bare Bones.
Neither would reveal the show’s narrative, as every aspect of the production, from the tree trunks to the natural vines used as props, will project life in its organic form. And the movement will be propelled from a visc..
Rosie Herrera learned young that a show girl is never the star of the show. As a teenager working the cabaret at the Teatro Bellas Artes in Little Havana early aughts, she posed prettily on the side of the stage, jutting out her hip to display her costume, and extending her arms to frame the featured comedian. She never forgot what if felt like to be a piece of sexy scenery.
Always with an eye for movement, Momentum Dance Company’s founder and Artistic Director Delma Iles chose to base the company’s latest children’s ballet on Rumpletsiltskin in part because she was intrigued by the movement possibilities that come with spinning straw into gold. Iles also wanted to tap into the idea of wishing as the catalyst for change: “Rumpletsiltskin is..
Here & Now, a Knight Emerging Artists Series produced by Miami Light Project, has showcased local artists’ work since 1998. Each year three to five Miami based artists in various disciplines are supported with the space and time to create, develop, rehearse, produce, and show their work. It is one of those rare islands of creative support that is a crucial and privileged resour..
When it comes to dance, Miami may not have reached its apex yet in ways other cities have, but it has had momentum. As in the Momentum Dance Company, which has spear-headed the vibrant Miami Dance Festival, now entering its 11th year. From Thursday through May 15, a variety of bold and innovative dance works by local companies such as Momentum itself, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and special guest ..
After months in the making, Karen Peterson and Dancers’ latest work “GRIT” debuts in its entirety this Thursday and Friday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.
The defining piece touches on the human experience and is intended to showcase the strength of the renowned mixed-abilities company, which is comprised of a host of able-bodied, formally trained dancers and yes, wh..