When the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater returns to town this week, Miami native son Jamar Roberts will take center stage. As one of the company’s star dancers, he has long shined as a performer. But he has now also stepped up as a choreographer.
The company’s four-day engagement at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts begins Thursday, when Roberts’ first choreography for the main Ailey..
He says his dance comes from his dreams. French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi’s most recent work, “What the Day Owes the Night” combines Sufi rhythms with cutting edge b-boy moves, classical ballet and capoeira in a work as fluid and full of grace as it is wildly athletic. Indeed, one reviewer at the Washington Post raves: “Koubi can convince his audience there is no such thing as ph..
A world premiere always comes with a drum roll. And, throughout the years, Miami City Ballet has brought to light its fair share of resounding new works. Still, Brian Brooks’ freshly-minted One Line Drawn, on the company’s third program this season, raises special expectations.
As a modern dance choreographer, with an eclectic background and his own well-regarded New York company, Bro..
Wednesday night at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall the South Florida Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance company presented “Appalachian Spring Suite” and “The Rite of Spring,” as well as the world premiere of a new Martha Graham choreography – A New Place, set to the music of South Florida conductor, Tom Hormel.
Martha Graham artistic director Janet Eilb..
Cooking may be Dan Froot’s favorite thing. This is saying a lot since Froot is also a composer, a dancer, a sax-player, a play-wright, an oral-historian -- an all-around performance artist and the winner, among myriad other accolades, of New York City’s prestigious Bessie Award for innovative dance/theater. This weekend, he will be cooking for Miami for the Miami Light Project, bringing t..
With the closing of Tigertail Productions last year, Miami lost one of its preeminent artistic champions. Under the direction of founder Mary Luft, Tigertail brought an endless parade of boundary-pushing artists and programs to Miami, exposing our local community to new ideas from creative communities around the world.
In the space of Tigertail’s absence, the job of bringing in outside voi..
Anytime would be a good time to devote a dance program to the works of Jerome Robbins, our most versatile and celebrated American-born choreographer. But, given that 2018 marks the centennial of his birth and the 20th anniversary of his death, Miami City Ballet honors his legacy opening the year with an all-Robbins evening at the Arsht Center.
“I wanted to expand the repertory, bringi..
Due to winter storms in the Northeast impacting travel, with great regrets the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company announced the cancellation of the Saturday, Jan. 6 performance.
At age 65, choreographer Bill T. Jones speaks about dance with both intellectual curiosity and the confidence of experience. Since his beginning in New York’s experimental 1970s dance scene, he has earned a..
It is fitting at this time of the year that our thoughts often turn to what connects us not what divides us. Whether we are driven by religious or secular motives, many of us are in the spirit of the season. Performances of plays, dance and music abound, offering Miami audiences a rich array of choices. “Rhythmic Atlantic,” presented by The Peter London Global Dance Company, is a dynamic ..
The end of the 19th century was a golden age for ballet. In 15 years of collaboration, two great Russian geniuses – choreographer Marius Petipa, and composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky – produced ballet standards that figure in the first rank among today’s classics of the art form – “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
And a pair of geniuses were needed to construct a dance performa..