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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 ..

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Now in its second year, the three-day The Miami International Jazz Festival ( is a welcome addition to what is becoming a solid, very active jazz scene in South Florida. The festival is the brainchild of veteran producer Arturo Campa, whose work with Latin jazz in South Florida includes concerts at the Colony Theater, events such as the Latin Jazz Fes..

In the fall of 2014, Jazz composer Taylor Ho Bynum spent five weeks biking from Vancouver to Tijuana, with concerts stops along the way in an effort to re-envision the process of creating and consuming music while reducing his own carbon footprint. Surrounded by breathtaking sunrises and colorful sunsets, he played his cornet to both audiences of stoic ancient red wood trees and raucous jazz f..

A New York afro-soul band, a French-Chilean MC and a group led by siblings from the Chicago area are among the stars at this weekend’s Heineken Transatlantic Music Festival at the Bandshell in North Beach. This marks the 13th time the Rhythm Foundation has presented the annual celebration of modern world music from places around the Atlantic rim: North and South America, Europe, Africa the..

When player and composer Manuel Valera ( arrived in New York City from Havana in 1994, he was barely 14, a reluctant saxophone student but not quite a full-time pianist. Yet in little over 10 years, Valera was winning national awards and getting a commission from Chamber Music America in 2007. At the same time, he quickly found a place in the jazz scene ..

The Nu Deco Ensemble, a Miami-based chamber orchestra, will be presenting its debut concert on Saturday at The Light Box in Wynwood. The ensemble is a dynamic 20-piece chamber orchestra that performs music of all genres from the 20th and 21st centuries, and collaborates with artists of all mediums. Thanks to a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant of $75,000 Nu Deco has gotten off the ground, ..

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Bajo agua. Así se estima quedará Miami Beach a fines de siglo si no se toman medidas drásticas. De ahí que la organización artística sin fines de lucro FUNDarte y el grupo activista sobre sustentabilidad de vida Earth Learning (, hayan tomado la iniciativa de compartir con el público la urgencia de los problemas ecológicos que afectan la región mediante un evento..

La guerra no necesariamente termina sólo porque uno vuelve a casa. Eso queda claro en una pieza teatral como Basetrack Live (, en la que se pone en relieve el hecho de que el proceso de reinserción de quien regresa a la vida civil puede ser difícil, hasta traumático. Cualquier persona que haya servido en las fuerzas militares en alguna c..

En los años 1970, la salsa alcanzó su pico como expresión sociocultural latina. Hoy día, para la coreógrafa y bailarina cubano americana Ana María Álvarez (, ese pasado como grito urbano poético de las calles sigue más relevante que nunca. Gracias mayormente al sello disc..

El secreto del éxito de competencias de canto en televisión como American Idol, The Voice y Rising Star es obvio: A millones de nosotros nos gusta cantar. No importa si alguna vez ha cantado y quisiera hacerlo otra vez o si nunca se ha animado a cantar excepto detrás de la cortina en la ducha, esta es su oportunidad para cantar bajo la dirección de un profesiona..

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..

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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.