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Ballet Flamenco La Rosa brings the work of Swedish playwright August Strindberg to life in dance. “El Padre,” which has its world premiere this weekend, is based on Strindberg's “The Father.” “What I'm doing is pure flamenco, authentic flamenco,” said Ilisa Rosal, artistic director of the North Miami-based company. But flamenco ballet? “The word ‘ballet’ means a work of dance,” R..

While the performance season is coming to a close, Miami still has more to celebrate as Augusto Soledade’s Brazzdance turns 10 years old. “Wow,” he says. He hopes Miami audiences will say the same when Brazzdance honors this anniversary with a program called “Oduns” -- stories of finding one’s path is a rough translation of the Yoruban word -- featuring two of Soledade’s most important w..

Karen Peterson and Dancers, one of Miami’s cultural treasures, is celebrating its 25th birthday this May. When the group was gathered together a quarter of a century ago, the idea of a “physically integrated” dance company -- one comprised of both physically able and the so-called physically “disabled” -- was virtually unknown here in the States. Twenty-five years later, Karen Peterson’s p..

Having arrived only a couple years ago, choreographer Danielle Kipnis can still be considered a newcomer to the Miami dance scene. Originally from New York, she was raised on ballet and musical theater dance, discovering contemporary dance later in her college years. This month her company, Nazmo Dance Collective, presents [re]claim at the RIFT Blackbox Theater in Wynwood. A week before ..

This year marks the 17th year of Miami Light Project’s Here & Now. A Knight Emerging Artists Series, this program was created to give new artists a lift-off, and thus more than 75 locals have been given a chance to expand their work with the help of a Here & Now commission. The 2015 group of projects includes both dance and theater-based productions by Liz Ferrer, Lazaro Godoy, Michael..

Returning to her hometown after a 15 year stint in New York City, 34-year-old dancer/choreographer Hattie Mae Williams’ first year back in Miami has been marked with artistic achievements, including a grant from the Knight Foundation to develop site specific dance works at the Miami Marine Stadium and the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. This month, she presents a new performance work with Miami..

When audiences see the two pieces Vladimir Issaev has planned for his Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s Spring Gala, it won’t be the first time the company has presented these ballets. However, the artistic director believes each time he and his company breathe new life into them. The traditional Spring Gala closes out the 2014-2015 season this weekend, and features Shostakovich Suites, a ..

If Art History classes in universities were conducted like Miami City Ballet’s Open Barre series, 500-person lecture halls would fill instantly and students would conduct sit-ins at being wait listed. Performed at the intimate Wolfson Theater at the Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach), the event showcased young performers from the Miami City Ballet School but clearly..

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..

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Working in a traditional genre like flamenco and creating a personal path while dealing with history is hard enough for any artist. But if you are José Enrique Morente, 25, and are a budding cantaor, son of the late, great flamenco singer Enrique Morente and the younger brother of flamenco superstar singer Estrella Morente; or you are guitarist Juan Habichuela Nieto (http://juanhabichuelanieto..

Flamenco singer, guitarist, and composer José Enrique Morente, 25, is the youngest member of one of the most decorated flamenco dynasties. It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of his father, the late singer Enrique Morente, a giant of this art form. An exceptional creator and interpreter, Morente’s contributions extend to his admirable curiosity and willingness to explore and ex..

When Florida Grand Opera gets a production right, it’s usually with candid panache. Closing its 2014-15 season with Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul, the company weaved its elements into a cozy robe in which to experience the weighty drama. Menotti was an Italian-born composer who built a distinct nest for himself on the tree of classical music. A consummate man of the theater, it was in op..

The different qualities of time at the basis of visual art and music guided the thinking of Marina Radiushina, artistic director for the 22nd Mainly Mozart Festival, when she set the venue for the chamber music program happening May 16 at the Kelley Roy Gallery in Wynwood. Radiushina, herself a celebrated pianist and performer at the festival, explained that “I wanted to reflect on h..

Various performers this season have brought us thought-provoking takes on black masculinity. Both Nora Chipaumire’s powerful paean to her father, presented in December at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Shaneeka Harrell’s look at Cassius Clay, shown at the Miami Light Box during O, Miami, examined how the image of black men is perceived and distorted in contemporary society. This Fri..

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Suena a desafío. Conjugar una obra literaria austera y trágica con una expresión musical y bailable de gran riqueza y pasión, buscando unirlas de manera coherente y emotiva. El reto, sin embargo, no detuvo a llisa Rosal, directora artística del Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, compañía de danza de proyección internacional que ella fundara en Miami en 1985 y que se ha dedicado a promover el f..

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..

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