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Godoy & Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Once upon a time, in a decade not too long ago, Wynwood was a gritty working-class neighborhood that housed Miami’s fashion district. It’s where I would go once a month to buy spools of thread, invisible zippers, muslin and needles from Scott Notions to restock a small sewing factory that I started in the mid-’90s. […]

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Becoming Juliet

Published on October 30, 2014 by in Miami

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By Emily Bromberg, MCB corps de ballet dancer One of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, Juliet, is a young girl who believes in eternal love, so much so that she trades her life for it. She is a girl we all know well, but what does it mean to a ballet dancer to get to become […]

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The poet and the painter

Published on October 29, 2014 by in Miami

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It took a long time for Miami to stand center stage, literally, as a culturally important city. So long identified as a vacuous vacation land filled with beach bunnies and cocaine cowboys, the city’s transformation into a much more significant force seemed to finally be acknowledged when homegrown Richard Blanco read his poem at the […]

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After a very successful performance at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company, DANCECLEVELAND, a Knight Arts grantee, is going to be continuing in that stellar vein by presenting the internationally acclaimed Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) in the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square. One of Israel’s most prominent dance […]

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Camp X-Ray

Kristen Stewart stars as a Guantanamo Bay guard in “Camp X-Ray,” an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival. “Camp X-Ray” is a drama that takes the viewer inside the mysterious labyrinthine world of Gitmo through the eyes of a female guard. Originally written for a man to play, Stewart, best known for her role as […]

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“20,000 Days on Earth,” a highly-staged documentary that follows the quasi-fictional persona of the real musician Nick Cave through a day or so of  his various experiences, raises the question of whether legends are born or made. It seems that from the start, Nick Cave was convinced of the inevitability of his stardom, such as […]

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At The Village of Arts & Humanities on Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia, the four square blocks of converted row houses and reclaimed parks have been serving as home base for a number of artists and community-minded makers. The SPACES Artist Residency Program, a Knight Arts grantee, has just completed the most recent of its […]

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Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) debuted MIFFecito, a mid-season “Film Festival Fix,” at  MDC’s Tower Theater Oct 16-19. The four-day event showcased world cinema in a concenatrated weekend of 10 red-carpet premieres, parties and in-person appearances with filmmakers. Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl participated in the festivities by guest moderating a panel following the screening […]

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Join us for the world premiere of Hattie Mae Williams- The Tattooed Ballerinas presents, “Miami Sites Project” a site specific Dance film captured at the historic Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key. Also see the Miami premiere of dance film “Bloom” set in New York City’s Highline, a linear park built on a section of […]

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Shakespeare’s hilarious and witty satire, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” gets a new twist in an updated staging by the UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre this coming weekend, October 30 through November 2. This play was adapted by dramaturg Dr. Andrew Hartley, Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare,  and directed by Kelly Ryan, lecturer. Tickets are […]

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