Jessica Lang is inspired by artistic collaborations. Her pieces testify to the transformative power of movement, music and visual composition coming together to create a mesmerizing performance. That will be on display this weekend, when Lang’s troupe debuts here in South Florida at the South Miami-Dade County Cultural Arts Center.
Lang is the choreographer and artistic director of Je..
Dance Now! Miami will present “Open Stage: Works & Process,” showcasing four of Miami’s emerging choreographers this coming Sunday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, where the Dance Now! Ensemble is in residence. Featured choreographers include Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderle, Kiki Lucas, Dawn Robinson-Patrick and Katrina Weaver. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Hannah Baumgarten de..
Brooklyn-based sculptor Martha Friedman’s fascination with the body started at an early age. Raised in Detroit by a molecular geneticist father and a mother who returned to school when Friedman was a child to become a medical doctor, she recalls spending her formative years in her father’s lab. “I spent a lot of time looking through microscopes, and I think looking back, I picked up on th..
“Precise” doesn’t begin to describe up-and-coming flamenco sensation Karen Lugo’s dancing. Every line and pose that she strikes seem as carefully calibrated as the inner mechanisms of a Philippe Patek watch. Every arch of the back, every turn of the wrist appears set to the centimeter, each posture carefully considered and fully embraced, even if only for a millisecond.
There is magic in numbers, and three especially conjures up power. Multiply that by 10 and you get the potency of the artistic spell Miami City Ballet has been casting for three decades. The company began celebrating its 30th season at the Arsht Center last Friday with a pointedly varied program -- and a promise that the enchantment shall continue, guaranteed by a bonus, pre-main event ga..
In what has become a Halloween tradition, Marissa Alma Nick’s Alma Dance Theater once again explores Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado and its themes of revenge and humiliation through dance and music, for the 4th annual presentation of Cask this week at the RIFT Black Box Theater.
Nick began developing Cask as part of her senior thesis project while studying at the University..
Zedric Bembry started Live In Color dance company in 1989, while he was still a student at Miami Carol City Senior High School as part of a back up group for local rappers he knew from around town. He quickly noted, however, that his dancers were getting the lion’s share of attention.
“I figured …. we don’t have to really be behind someone,” he says. He started persuading promo..
Combinado Argentino de Danza’s recent performance at the Colony Theater, produced by MDC Live Arts, was billed as a deconstructed blend of hip-hop, contemporary dance and Malambo (an Argentine folkloric dance). Such a diversity of styles could be challenging to mix, but the company’s fantastically athletic performers pulled it off with style.
Under the direction of Andrea Servera, Com..
Miami City Ballet opens its season Friday night at the Arsht Center with a program that is representative of what artistic director Lourdes Lopez calls a major milestone for a ballet company of its size -- 30 years as Miami’s resident ballet company.
It will be a season that tips its hat (or toe shoe) to MCB’s past, present and future. Lopez says that she’s selected ballets from MCB’s repe..
Marjorie Burnett sat in a wheel chair in the front row of the Carnival Studio Theater, watching herself, 25 years before, gliding across a stage at the New World School of the Arts. As five flesh-and-blood dancers whizzed across the floor in front of her in the premiere of choreographer Karen Peterson’s “Full Circle,” images of Burnett dancing in Peterson’s 1990 piece, “Common Denominator..