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The new state of Second Saturday

Published on 13 June 2014 by in Miami

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The June 14th Second Saturdays art night in Wynwood and the Design District tomorrow is a good way to gauge just how much our indigenous art scene has transformed. First off, it’s hot summer, yet the season has hardly come to a close. There will be numerous quality shows out there to see. However, as […]

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The “Trocks”. Photo by Sascha Vaugn.

The 2014-2015 season of the Knight Masterworks Signature Dance Series gets a boost with the addition of three innovative global dance companies. The Masterworks Season, which opens October 25th at the Arsht Center, features the Tel-Aviv based Batsheva Dance Company, Ballet Nacional de España and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. High-energy, primal, intimate, moving […]

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The artist-run space Guccivuitton has had some fine shows since it opened up a couple years back. But “The Look” fits it like a glove. That’s because the exhibit in a storefront in Little Haiti is filled with works of Haitian-born artists (well, there is one exception), works that span from the 1950s until today, […]

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Impressions of Ballet Hispanico

Published on 10 June 2014 by in Miami

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Sombrerisimo. Photo by Paula Lobo.

Last Saturday, Latin fusion dance company Ballet Hispanico executed a mostly coherent and unified performance at the Arsht Center. The performance featured a repertoire of solid works by Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro (“Danzón”), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (“Sombrerísimo”), Cayetano Soto (“Sortijas”), as well as a world premiere by Miami-based choreographer and dancer Rosie Herrera […]

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  This year, the World Cup is closer to Miami than it has ever been since the biggest international sports event visited the United States in 1994. It’s taking place in the soccer capital of the world and our South American neighbor, Brazil, a country whose presence is ubiquitous throughout South Florida. Although there was […]

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By Elite Kedan, AIRIE I entered the Everglades residency open to a lot of ideas. Wanting to include everything – the biology, the geology, the history, the technology. At times it became overwhelming. Like a thick swamp of subjects that were going to suck me into the mud. And there were also the dark internal […]

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It’s always a pleasure to see José Bedia’s work shown in new and innovative ways. As one of Miami’s most treasured and respected artists, we usually see him in bits and pieces in museum shows, not in a thematically generated solo show, like what will open on Thursday at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery. “Solitary Sailor” […]

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By Laura Bruney and Sonia Hendler, The Arts & Business Council of Miami The reality of a “divide” between the arts and direct and profitable partnerships with business and specific industries is certainly not a new topic. What is new, however, are ways that arts and businesses are utilizing their unique resources to bridge that […]

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By Enide Dufresne, Miami Music Project The Miami Music Project String Quintet made a remarkable impression with their three concerts on May 21st, 22nd and 24th for the prestigious Festival de Saint-Denis/Métis in Paris, France. They captured the very essence of Miami, by presenting a rich repertoire influenced by North American, Cuban, Haitian, Brazilian and […]

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There is a lot going on in Sanford Biggers’ “3 Dollars & 6 Dimes” exhibit at the David Castillo Gallery–maybe one of the biggest named artists Castillo has shown to date. Start with the title, which has a lot of numbers and history going on in it. Singer Erykah Badu made the phrase famous, and […]

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