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..
With a background in theater, classical ballet, and modern dance, Miami performer and choreographer Sandra Portal-Andreu has appeared all over the Miami performance scene in the past 15 years. Most recently, she presented choreographic work at the Miami-Dade public library, the Arsht Center’s City Theater Summer Shorts Festival, and the Dance Now! North Beach bandshell concert.
She also te..
The wide windows bathed the dancer’s lounge in bright sunshine as Arthur, a 13-year-old blonde, blue-eyed boy played hide and seek with one of the dancers.
Curious, Arthur would occasionally stop by our table to be sure we were staying on track as Miami City Ballet dancer, Jennifer Kronenberg, continued her conversation with Artburst on her new book and the issues it raises for ballet. (Fo..
The Tennessee-based company Ballet Memphis will be serving up quite a feast, with a three-part program featuring works by exciting North American choreographers Trey McIntyre, Julia Adam and Matthew Neenan this Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, presented by Culture Shock Miami.
The company was founded in 1986 by a native of Memphis, Artistic Director Dorothy Gun..
This year’s Miami Dance Festival features an afternoon of new works this Sunday, covering a variety of dance forms during PAN (Performing Arts Network) Choreographers at Work. For instance, there’s Nina Martin’s tribute to Marcel Marceau. And there’s Colleen Farnum’s original work In Everything I See You, a dance piece that integrates her original YogaDance method, which will be performed by t..
Any show that serves up Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations as appetizer and Jerome Robbins’ The Concert for dessert, with a world premiere by Justin Peck as the main dish, qualifies as a banquet. Featuring fine performances in these distinctive works, Miami City Ballet’s closing program of the season at the Arsht Center gave the audience no cause to go home hungry on Friday (it will continue in ..
Many know Jennifer Kronenberg as one of the star dancers of Miami City Ballet, which is closing out its season this week at the Broward Performing Arts Center with Points of Departure. However, she is also an accomplished author who, in 2013, published her first book, “So, You Want to Be a Ballet Dancer?”
Artburst recently had the chance to sit down with Kronenberg in the dancer’s lounge ..
Dance Now! Miami presented an intimate production at The Gleason Room Back Stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Saturday, March 28, 2015, continuing to build on a tradition of performing in unique settings off the main stage, bringing attention and audiences to historic landmarks and unconventional venues.
As hungry as Co-Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini are to make work, th..
Augusto Soledade’s Brazzdance, one of South Florida’s potentially most interesting and accomplished dance companies, performed April 3 and 4, 2015, at Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The program included two pieces: Diary of an Outlaw and Da-Da. All in all, the evening was both extraordinary and flawed.
Soledade grew up in Brazil’s Bahia, home of more African descendants than ..