It’s been nearly two decades since Tiffany ‘Hanan’ Madera emerged on the local dance scene with an empowering perspective on belly dance.
From self-healing to fierce hip action on stage, Madera’s international body of work explores the creative, cross-cultural, and transformative qualities this Middle Eastern art form possesses and allows that to be the guiding ligh..
People have told choreographer Nora Chipaumire that they found her dance-theater performance Miriam too dark. “It’s so black," they complained. "What am I looking at?” they asked about this performance based on the life and music of South African legend Miriam Makeba.
“At first, I was quite disturbed," she says. Especially when some audience members used their phone..
Known for its strength and versatility, Miami City Ballet will flaunt a new set of skills this Friday as the company debuts its world premiere of Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. In addition to tackling Robbins’ dazzling choreography, several dancers will also sing. Yes, ballet dancers will sing.
Not to be confused with the Broadway musical that Robbins collaborated on wi..
It’s been nearly two decades since Tiffany ‘Hanan’ Madera emerged on the local dance scene with an empowering perspective on belly dance. From self-healing to fierce hip action on stage, Madera’s international body of work explores the creative, cross-cultural, and transformative qualities this Middle Eastern art form possesses and allows that to be the guiding light for her Egyptian-influenced re..
One reason that the break dancing, locking and popping of hip hop has become so remarkable in the performing arts is that it crossed from urban culture to pop culture to elite culture. Although early forms from the late 1970s and ‘80s became media gold in TV shows and music videos, it is something altogether different -- and welcome -- that 30-odd years later what started as a marginaliz..
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre opened at the Arsht Center on Feb. 20 with yet another crop of soul-stirring works. However, its delivery of the iconic “Revelations” seemed to lack spiritual fervor -- with the exception of a few segments.
The company kicked off the night with “Chroma,” a new-age ballet set by choreographer Wayne McGregor. A contrast to Ailey&..
In the audience at The Colony Theatre on Saturday night, Feb. 22, during Dance Now! Miami’s presentation of Il Mare, you could hear among the applause one pair in particular just a little louder and vociferous than maybe anyone else. It was from the first row of the mezzanine where the company’s artistic directors, Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, sat perched from on high, in..
Ushered into a dark room, the audience stood in a halo of light, which illuminated a pile of rubber squeaky toys. A forest’s worth of bird sounds filled the air. Soon a low, hollow melody joined in, produced by a slender man dressed in white, eyes closed, playing a four-foot wooden flute. The man was Juraj Kojs, and this was the beginning of his new piece Signals, now showing at the Miam..
Pianist Olga Kern is a spiritual descendant of composer/pianist Sergei Rachmaninov. Her great-grandmother, a mezzo-soprano, had to replace her ailing pianist on one of her concert tours of Russia. Rachmaninov, also on tour and in the same city, heard about a singer performing his songs who needed a pianist that evening, and graciously volunteered his services. “We have a program from that concert,..
De repente, es como si todo el sur de la Florida hubiera caído bajo el embrujo del flamenco. Ya sea por otra celebración del Flamenco Festival Miami en el Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Feb. 27-March 8); el estreno mundial del ballet flamenco Señorita Julia, de Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, en el Koubek Center; o sencillamente un tablao en un restaurante de la Calle Ocho, lo cierto es q..