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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.

Oct
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The Florida Dance Education Organization is set to bring together both teachers and students from the dance community for their annual conference, which is in its 15th year. This is the second consecutive year that it’s being held in Miami -- the conference will then move to a different part of the state. “Because we’re a state organization, we host the conference somewhere different  ..
Sep
20
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Theater is in their blood, that’s how husband and wife John and Maria Rodaz would describe their road to starting Area Stage Company in 1989, making it one of Miami’s longest running theater groups. Their award-winning professional theater company has staged provocative, world-class productions for nearly three decades. Area Stage originated in a 50-seat theater on Lincoln Road in Miami Be ..
Aug
15
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Creating more than just a theater company was Paul Tei’s mission when he founded Mad Cat Theatre Company in 2000. A homegrown South Floridian (he grew up in Hollywood), Mad Cat is his vehicle for “provoking the audience to reimagine its surrounding world,” according to the statement on the website. Tei likes exploring the darker side of emotions and the mental state, and creating stories that  ..
Jul
21
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Expanding the reach of the arts in Miami-Dade County, a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the planned Westchester Cultural Arts Center at the entrance to Tropical Park. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto, District 10, along with Michael Spring, director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and senior advisor to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimen ..
Jul
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Since 2010, Zoetic Stage has been presenting daring, award-winning productions garnering them widespread respect in the Miami theatre community. Award-winning because they’ve been racking up the Carbonell Awards for several years now. Calling the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts their home base since its start is beyond thrilling for founders Stuart Meltzer and Michael McKeever. M ..
Jun
08
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The artistic talent that’s being nurtured in Miami and providing a never-ending stream of arts professionals is due in strong part to the many year-round and summer programs at various arts venues. In this blog post we speak with a trio of leaders from these programs to learn how their programs have grown and the talent they’ve produced: Miami Theater Center Camp Director Art Garcia, Thom ..
May
31
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Serving as the lead cultural event during the 10-day global World Outgames Miami 2017 is Pulse Points, an artistic response to the Orlando massacre at the Pulse Nightclub last June. Billed as an experiential memorial, the four-hour event will fuse elements of dance, poetry, music, and visual arts via 49 artistic expressions in remembrance of the 49 lives lost during the massacre. The l ..
May
30
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
The audience settled in for one last time at the open-air YoungArts campus courtyard to experience “Little Boy Lost: One Child’s Story of Life Behind Bars,” the final performance in the Outside the Box Series. The evening kicked off with a powerful spoken word performance by Simbaa Gordon, the 2016 YoungArts Winner in Writing, who set the tone for what was to come. The multi-disciplin ..
May
22
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Artburst Miami welcomes Orlando Taquechel to the team, the Cuban-born dance critic who began his career as an architect and later segued into a career in the health-care industry. His love of dance, though, has always been strong since a young age, so Orlando has had dual careers for most of his life. Artburst: Give us a glimpse into your educational background and ultimate career path  ..
May
04
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
MIAMI DANCES BLOG Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, Founding Directors Dimensions Dance Theatre Miami By Josie Gulliksen The Miami Dances blog features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special. In this post we feature, Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, founders and artistic direct ..