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At the January Young Arts Foundation annual gala, Chanel Da Silva, dancer with the Trey McIntyre Project (TMP), had kicked off her heels and was breaking it down on the temporary dance floor to Michael Jackson’s Startin’ Somethin.’ Da Silva, a 2004 Young Arts Winner and Presidential Scholar in the Arts, wasn’t dancing for show but for herself, passionate and furious, re..

In the eyes of dancer/choreographer Peter London, Miami could very well become the next hub of great choreographers. “Miami is growing. Miami is the new Paris,” says London, referring to France’s bloom of luminary dance makers in the 1920s. While Miami and Paris are worlds apart, the Trinidadian native, who settled here after an illustrious career in New York, is every bit co..

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 ..

The standing ovation at the matinee of Miami City Ballet’s season closer, Don Quixote, on Saturday, March 22 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts was a good indication that classical ballet lives and breathes in South Florida; and furthermore that it holds its own against the ultra/winter/music fests that dominate the season here. Maybe our northern brethren are coming down ..

Brazilian native Augusto Soledade and his company, Brazzdance, are known for hybridizing multiple cultural styles, from American hip-hop to Argentine tango to Brazilian capoeira, and turning them into original contemporary dance works. Currently in residence at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami-based Soledade and his full-time roster of dancers lately have been exploring flamenc..

It was the first time this ever happened, and it was pretty wonderful. March 18 at the New World Center in South Beach, dancers of Miami City Ballet and musicians from the New World Symphony got together for Inside the Music: Movements, a surprising program boasting seven ballet world premieres -- including one ravishing short dance film -- plus music spanning four centuries, and some of the m..

In the audience at The Colony Theatre on Saturday night, Feb. 22, during Dance Now! Miami’s presentation of Il Mare, you could hear among the applause one pair in particular just a little louder and vociferous than maybe anyone else. It was from the first row of the mezzanine where the company’s artistic directors, Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, sat perched from on high, in..

Niurca Márquez is rewriting the history of flamenco. Each dance-step Miami-native Márquez plants marks a new direction for an art form cemented in Andalusian tradition. Her work simultaneously references and breaks from that tradition to create new contexts for both flamenco newbies and aficionados to consider, in a sub-genre known as nu flamenco. In her latest work, “The H..

It’s been nearly two decades since Tiffany ‘Hanan’ Madera emerged on the local dance scene with an empowering perspective on belly dance. From self-healing to fierce hip action on stage, Madera’s international body of work explores the creative, cross-cultural, and transformative qualities this Middle Eastern art form possesses and allows that to be the guiding ligh..

After more than 30 years of nurturing, supporting, and awarding young artists in over nine disciplines in the visual, design, literary and performing arts as the National YoungArts Foundation has, collaborations become second nature. Add to that resume some deep pockets and your very own playground, and you have the recipe for unique and once-in-a-lifetime venues and events like the way of the..

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Timur and the Dime Museum is the delightfully demented Los Angeles-based gender-bending/genre-defying hybrid post-punk glam performance band led by the fierce, classically trained Kazakh-American opera singer (Timur) and a cunning and sardonic songwriter (Daniel Corral). The band, like their name, is a blend of haughty style, galactic personalities and flamboyant theatrics. They’re comin..

Listening to Cécile McLorin Salvant interpret her material, which includes both timeless standards such as “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G99FfalLFWQ)” and “What A Little Moonlight Can Do,” but also unexpected songs such as the 19th century “John Henry” or a tricky period piece such as “You Bring The Savage..

Dance music from Colombia, electronic roots reggae from Jamaica, a Tuareg guitar hero, South Florida-based rockers -- these and more will be highlighted at the annual Heineken Transatlantic Music Festival on April 4 and 5, presented by the Rhythm Foundation. “It’s the sound of world music right now,” says Laura Quinlan, director of the Rhythm Foundation. The acts include ..

Miami-based soprano Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste was studying criminal justice when she started taking voice lessons. She was 19 years old, and the furthest thing from her mind was a career in opera. “I wanted to be a better singer in my church choir.” In a recent phone interview from Miami, she recalls, “In my first lesson, the teacher had me do a vocalization, and I remember ..

Pianist Olga Kern is a spiritual descendant of composer/pianist Sergei Rachmaninov. Her great-grandmother, a mezzo-soprano, had to replace her ailing pianist on one of her concert tours of Russia. Rachmaninov, also on tour and in the same city, heard about a singer performing his songs who needed a pianist that evening, and graciously volunteered his services. “We have a program from..

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De repente, es como si todo el sur de la Florida hubiera caído bajo el embrujo del flamenco. Ya sea por otra celebración del Flamenco Festival Miami en el Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Feb. 27-March 8); el estreno mundial del ballet flamenco Señorita Julia, de Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, en el Koubek Center; o sencillamente un tablao en un restaurante de ..

El cantante, compositor y autor español Santiago Auserón no es la típica estrella de rock. Auserón, de hecho, conoce el lenguaje y los rituales del estrellato de rock: primero como líder y vocalista de Radio Futura – grupo de pop rock que no sólo fue enormemente popular sino influyente en La Movida de la España pos-Franco de los año..

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