Music and spoken word are the traditional bedfellows of radio. When one listens to these art forms, it’s generally the imagination that must create a visual aid to the aural story. Dance in its highly visual nature, is not usually associated with a radio program.
Presented by MDC Live Arts on Sunday as the opening night of the Miami Book Fair International, Three Acts,..
TU Dance, a 12-member dance company, will be performing for one night only on Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. It’s a highly collaborative dance initiative, a company that routinely mixes up the idioms of classical ballet, African dance, modern dance and urban vernacular. Perhaps not surprising then, TU Dance is the child of two Alvin Ailey veterans, Uri Sands and T..
Nothing beats a live dance performance by Batsheva Dance Company. On the first stop of their U.S. tour, they performed Deca Dance in Miami, on Saturday, October 25th at the Arscht Center for Performing Arts. It was glorious to see a full company of 16 dancers eat the space around them in constant fluid motion. It is not often you get to see a contemporary company with so many bodies on stage. ..
The 2014-2015 dance season promises much, and it began with a very big promise. John Cranko’s immortal Romeo and Juliet returned to the Miami City Ballet repertory Oct. 17 at the Arsht Center, with the exquisite pairing of Carlos Miguel Guerra and Jennifer Kronenberg as Shakespeare’s tragic lovers. Other exciting pairings are ahead as the ballet’s run continues through Oct. 2..
It’s that time of the year again. South Florida’s dance scene is revving up and the annual Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler returns once more to give the community a glimpse into just how varied and rich an array of dancing is available to us to choose from this season.
The sampling includes mini-performances of eight minutes or less from nine South Florida based professional d..
Bright red rouge, prowling hungry looks, split crotch red dresses, enough fish net stocking to outfit a trawler. No, not the latest installment of the Twilight series but the most recent Broadway tango show, Tango Lovers, to swing through South Florida.
Halloween may be just around the corner but every local tango teacher remembers nightmare moments on learning the touring schedule of Broa..
Lineage matters in ballet, preserving those fine points of technique and interpretation that only a previous generation can pass on to the next. As artistic director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Siberian-born Vladimir Issaev has been able to count on pedigree while preparing “Tribute to Diaghilev,” his 17-year-old company’s first program of the season. Moscow-trained b..
Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz called the triangle “a figure in which the animal and the divine converge.” The new solo piece from award-winning writer and performer Teo Castellanos Third Trinity is rife with the power of three -- three brothers, three decades and 23 characters.
Commissioned by Miami Light Project and directed by playwright, actor and MacArthur “Ge..
The time is the 1930s. The place is the wintery mountains of the Alps. You are part of a journalism team investigating a promising lead. BAM! Attack! Your lead is gone -- but a bigger story is looming. You’re trapped! Now you are on the run, the literal fate of the planet on your shoulders as you race around the globe, and solar system, trying to stop an alien invasion of epic proportion..
At first glance, on or off the stage, Colleen Farnum makes a striking initial visual impression: tall, long limbed, with a shock of red hair and a quiet self possessed and statuesque beauty. But then when you see her move, she gives evidence to the strength and grace of the unseen air -- power with not one ounce of energy overspent or wasted.
This quality in her movement has probably been ..