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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. Set to a soundtrack by DJ l..

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.. -- 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/..

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This week choral group Seraphic Fire returns to us with one of Miami’s best-loved Christmas traditions. The group will present its annual candlelit evening of Christmas carols at various Miami-Dade and Broward churches during the week through December 16. Just a week later, Seraphic Fire will present Handel’s Messiah, perhaps the most beloved of all choral music of any time and..

On November 1, Orchestra Miami opened its 2014-15 season at the Coral Gables Museum with their now traditional Preview Concert, where chamber music works by the season’s featured composers are performed in the intimate setting of the museum’s 120-seat Community Meeting Room. Founder and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi leaves her baton at home for this occasion, where she swaps..

Milton Nascimento, a Brazilian legend, one of that country’s most original and best-loved singers and composers, performed at the Arsht Center last Wednesday, November 24. Seconds into his performance just about everybody in the audience was smiling. Just a few very seconds more, many were wiping the tears from their eyes. This performance, part of a world tour for the 72-year-old Na..

Casually dressed and bursting with anticipation, a youthful audience gathered at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts last Saturday night for Florida Grand Opera’s 2014-15 season opener, Puccini’s irresistible lure Madama Butterfly. Based on a play by David Belasco, Butterfly tells the story about a teenage geisha named Cio-Cio San who marries an American naval officer in e..

Miloš Karadaglić makes his guitar sound like a cool glass of prosecco. The notes come out as clean and crisp as the bubbly liquid chasing after its cork. “It’s no accident that the guitar is the most popular instrument in the world,” he boasts all the way from Italy in a recent phone interview. “It’s so organic, the way you create the sound and it resonates..

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Al mirar el calendario de espectáculos de esta temporada, uno podría decir que Miami está experimentando un verdadero furor por todo lo español, especialmente el flamenco. No es la primera vez, en los años 80, por ejemplo, hubo tantos tablaos aquí como en muchas ciudades de España, con artistas locales y otros, inclusive algunos de tanto renombr..

La inspiración puede venir de cualquier lado. Y en el caso de Sorolla, la puesta en escena que presenta el Ballet Nacional de España desde este jueves 6 y hasta el 9 en el Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts de Miami, llega de la pintura. Específicamente, de las obras de arte que uno de los más consagrados pintores españoles, Joaquín Soro..

Ser amante del tango conlleva sentir la pasión, los quebrantos, y la nostalgia del amor. Por eso este baile y su música nunca pasan de moda. Y de la mano -- y pies -- de jóvenes talentos como Marcos Ayala, el género se revigoriza. Ayala es el director artístico, primer bailarín, y coreógrafo del espectáculo “Tango Lovers”,..

La fusión puede sonar algo inusitada al principio: música soul y góspel con flamenco. Pero, al escuchar con detenimiento, se descubren elementos comunes. Todos estos géneros poseen gran sentimiento, alma, y letras que calan hondo. Luego de integrados, por supuesto, hace falta una voz que pueda cantarlos todos. Y esa voz es la de Pitingo. El sábado 27 ..

Al director y actor teatral José Manuel Domínguez no le interesa que lo consideren héroe por el hecho de que es invidente. Domínguez, en vez, se siente más cómodo de la descripción del antihéroe, o aquél que puede realizar acciones consideradas heroicas, pero sin tener los atributos del héroe tradicional. Esa filosof..

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Artburst is a multi-platform media bureau for the arts in Miami-Dade. We hire seasoned journalists with experience covering the arts to write articles, reviews, previews and features on dance and music performances and events. We will also write feature articles on local artists and arts executives. In addition we produce videos and radio spots.