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Romeo and Juliet struggle through a Mad Max world to the sensuality, discipline and stirring rhythms of flamenco as warring tribes compete for resources in the aftermath of civilization’s collapse. No, not a drug-assisted night at an edgy Latin dance club on South Beach but the basic plots of Siudy Entre Mundos (Siudy Between Worlds), Pablo Croce’s flamenco production starring Vene..

Although Miami seems like the perfect breeding ground for boundary-breaking cabaret, really the only consistent native burlesque-circus-cabaret act to date is Circ X. For its return to the local stage on Saturday, it looked like a good time to catch up with founder Diana Lozano about where it’s been and where its going. Lozano’s circuitous route to cabaret dynamo started on the..

As it heads into its fourth season, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center has quieted skeptics who voiced concerns that deep south Miami couldn’t support a quality, multi-faceted cultural arts center. Who in the suburban landscape, not known for its cultural or even nightlife offerings, would attend cutting-edge jazz performances, off-beat theater productions -- and especially, conte..

In Georgia, people still tell the tale of Ebo Landing: how 200 years ago a group of Igbo people, abducted from the land now known as Nigeria, rebelled against their captors and flew away from the Georgia coast to their home to Africa. The legend has been retold in songs, in literature -- most famously Toni Morrison’s novel, Song of Solomon -- and in films such as Julie Dash’s beaut..

Ana Mendez isn’t creating anything new on her own right now, but that’s okay. Sometimes creativity isn’t about working on something as much as being part of something creative. This can be just as important. Mendez, born in Miami and a graduate from the University of Illinois, is a professional dancer and performance artist, and has been commissioned by the Arsht Center a..

“I’ve got one foot in Miami and one foot in the Caribbean,” says Neri Torres, the founder and director of the Ifé-Ilé Dance Company, which will be hosting its 16th annual Ifé-Ilé Afro-Cuban Dance Festival from Thursday through Saturday. This is true for her culturally, as a Cuban artist living in Miami who is intent on keeping Cuban traditions aliv..

It’s 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning and 12 artists are being led through a warm up by New York-based theater artist Baba Israel. They reply to his command with twists and bends, finding complimentary motion in a partner across the room. An organic call erupts from one, and the others answer in response. Such is the process during MDC Live Arts second annual month-long Live Arts La..

There were many ‘cruising’ spaces in Miami in the 1980s, essentially places gay men could go for anonymous sex. Some will remember Thirteen Buttons in Hialeah and The Hole on Bird Road, along with the legendary bath house on Coral Way, and the public bathroom in Burdines in Westland Mall. Each of these places allowed gay men to enjoy sensuality without the shame, fear, or secretive..

Cultivating the next generations of arts supporters is a big job, where competition for young peoples’ time and attention comes from school, part time jobs, sports, friends and in South Florida, all that abundant outdoor sunshine and beaches. Which is why Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ started Culture Shock Miami, the10-year-old program dedicated to offering coun..

This past weekend, H2Ombre opened in Miami with a literal splash. Developed first for the Arsht Center, and soon to tour internationally, H2Ombre is an immersive multi-media spectacle that brings audiences right in, around, and underneath the action. Light summer fare for everybody, it is fun to watch and easy to like. The Arsht Center team was heavily involved in the realization of H2Ombr..

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A band with roots in Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Haiti and the United States will perform Saturday in Miami to support a new-to-our shores international jazz festival. Haiti Jazz Foundation USA presents Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival Expo 2014 in Miami this week. It culminates in a pair of concerts at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. The first is a ticketed fundraising event at 6:0..

Last June the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus (MGMC) celebrated its 15th anniversary in the traditional Miami Latin style of a quinceañera. Replete with damas in floor-length rainbow-hued dresses; a Venetian backdrop a la Vizcaya; and big birthday cake, the three-day concert showcased songs performed by MGMC over the years. As they prepare for their Sweet Sixteen season, the chorus is ..

Siempre Flamenco, a Miami based Flamenco arts organization, is widely recognized in town for the quality of the festivals they have presented in Miami. The organization was founded by the husband and wife team of Paco and Celia Fonta -- he is a Flamenco guitarist and singer; she is a Flamenco dancer. Their individual performances as well as their classes have won the organization even more sup..

There is a picture of soprano Nathalie Avila singing and holding a guitar when she was two, or perhaps three years old. She had not yet left her birthplace of Havana for Miami, where her parents were medical students. “I remember smells, like of dew, and some colors,” she says in a recent interview in Miami. “I have pictures that my parents were able to bring with them. Most ..

As people rushed back to their seats after intermission at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on Aug. 2, the music splashed from the orchestra pit. But it stayed dark and the singing came not from the stage, but from the balcony. The melody was taken up by the lady in the next seat. It was “La Mazurca de las Sombrillas” (The Umbrella Mazurka), a song from the popular zarzuela Luisa F..

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Al director y actor teatral José Manuel Domínguez no le interesa que lo consideren héroe por el hecho de que es invidente. Domínguez, en vez, se siente más cómodo de la descripción del antihéroe, o aquél que puede realizar acciones consideradas heroicas, pero sin tener los atributos del héroe tradicional. Esa filosof..

En el lenguaje yoruba, la palabra “ilé” significa casa, y eso es justo lo que ha sido en los Estados Unidos el sur de la Florida para la cultura, la danza, la música y las tradiciones afrocubanas. Desde hace casi dos décadas ya, ese rico legado es el que promueve la coreógrafa y académica cubana Neri Torres a través de su organizaci&oac..

De la rumba a reggaetón, del tango, el mambo y la bossa nova al hip hop, por más de cien años, la música latina, ha sido la influencia foránea más importante en la música popular de los Estados Unidos. Su impacto se ha sentido desde la canción popular y el rock´n roll al R&B y el jazz. American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular..

Out in the Tropics, el festival celebrado en Miami dedicado a artistas y temática GLBTQ ( las siglas en inglés de Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual, Transgénero, Queer), en su quinta edición presenta a los poetas Neil de la Flor (de la Flor es también colaborador de Artburst) y Carlos Pintado, la Sean Dorsey Dance Company de San Francisco y el bailaor flamenco Juan Car..

Llevarlo todo a su mínima expresión. Depurar, limpiar, reducir hasta llegar al hueso. Así buscan comunicarse a través de la danza y de la música Carlota Pradera y Lázaro Godoy en su nueva pieza experimental, Bare Bones. Bare Bones, con estreno pautado para el 13 de junio (y en cartelera hasta el 28 del mes) es parte de la serie SandBox que iniciar..

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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.

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