I spent Black Friday in the imaginary world of Alexey Taran and Carla Forte as they rehearsed for their upcoming performance, “Imaginarium Life,” which opens at The Sandbox on December 6th. “Imaginarium Life” is the second phrase (of a four-phase project) that involves a dance-theater-multimedia
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We’re excited to share big news for the South Florida arts community: Knight Foundation is committing $23 million in new funding for arts and culture. Part of a two-pronged strategy, the funding will go to some of the region’s leading arts institutions and to fund more grassroots projects by continuing the Knight Arts Challenge through [...]
Dina Mitrani Gallery opened up in 2008, with the mission to show photography exclusively. Several other galleries throughout the years dedicated themselves to this art form, but not many. So she has a niche in Miami, and has exhibited both local and national artists, but usually all contemporary. This Art Basel is an exception, as [...]
On Saturday, the American composer John Adams returns to the New World Center for a concert featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the New World Symphony in one of his new works, Absolute Jest, and one of his established pieces, Slonimsky’s Earbox. Adams is one of a handful of people on the tiny list [...]
By Steve Klotz, Embrace Music Foundation Three sessions into the 9-week program, the budding percussion ensemble of 35 teenagers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami has jelled at record speed. According to “Reggae Ambassador” Willie Stewart — Knight Arts Challenge grantee, and former co-director and master percussionist in the world renowned band Third World [...]
Next week at this time, Miami will be in the midst of Art Basel madness. So maybe this week is a good time for quiet time, to take in a few shows that won’t be screaming. One such show is at the WDNA Jazz Gallery on Coral Way, “World Beat Expression,” music photography from Luis [...]
By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Susan Danis wasn’t joking when she said, “This Florida Grand Opera 2012-13 season is one of transition.” The new CEO of FGO is keeping her promise, announcing a 2013-2014 opera season sure to spark more than one controversy and elicit applause from the many patrons who look forward to [...]
Get ready for My Barbarian (horde) to invade the Bass Museum lawn for Art Public Opening Night next week with their kitsch theater antics when they perform an excerpt from “Broke People’s Baroque Peoples’ Theater.” My Barbarian is a Los Angeles-based performance collective formed by Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon
I want to shout it out, leap up and down and tell the whole world, or Miami at least, that everyone should enroll their son and daughter, niece and nephew—and even the neighbor’s kids—in Living Equality Through Arts & Performance (L.E.A.P.). L.E.A.P. is six-month GLBTQ youth arts enrichment and mentorship project for 14-18
By Emily Parkinson, Miami City Ballet It was a rigorous but rewarding week at Miami City Ballet’s studios. The renowned choreographer from Russia Alexei Ratmansky visited the company to prepare his work Symphonic Dances for its return to the stage in Program III: The Masters. During his first visit to Miami last season, Ratmansky set [...]