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Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.

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FGO

Being trapped in a room with three damned souls and no exit is existential and literal hell. “No Exit,” the next performance in the Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places series by the Florida Grand Opera (a Knight Arts grantee), adapts existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s play of the same name. The one-act opera by Andy Vores […]

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Companhia Urbana de Dança

If FUNDarte produces it, I’m there. Since 2003, FUNDarte’s Founder & Executive Director, Ever Chavez, has brought some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge international performing artists

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By Michael Bolden, Knight Foundation editorial director Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, will serve on the board of trustees for the Ford Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit established by Edsel Ford in 1936. In an announcement, Ford said Lopez is the first artist to join the board. Lopez, who was born […]

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie With Brigid Baker, one gets the feeling that she has lived several lives. There’s the Brigid from New York City, her hometown, who was part of the late 70s-early 80s creative explosion that saw art and music and all-around coolness collide into a supernova of excitement. Then there’s the Brigid who fled […]

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Support Puremovement Projects and dance with a master as Tony Award-nominated dancer Desmond Richardson hosts two master classes in Miami. The New York Times called Richardson “one of the greatest modern dancers of his time.” Now you’ll have a chance to dance with him.Each class begins with contemporary ballet barre, moving into the center and […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Just under a month ago, the Bass Museum of Art installed two new artworks by Miami-based artists in Collins Park as part of tc: temporary contemporary. Christy Gast’s Self Portrait as the Barefoot Mailman (2013) is prominently displayed outside of the Bass’s front entrance, while Emmett Moore’s two […]

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It’s really impossible to appreciate the work of London-based Sam Winston by looking at images online; they are too subtle and monochromatic to translate to the screen, and even though they incorporate text, they are hard to describe in print. So it’s important to make the trip to Alejandra von Hartz gallery to physically view […]

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Diaspora Women’s Dance Festival

Published on 17 February 2014 by in Dance, Miami

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Kaeshi Chai

The Hanan Arts Cooperative and the Mideastern Dance Exchange present the Diaspora Women’s Dance Festival, a weekend of meditation and exploration of dance workshops that culminate in a performance on Saturday, March 8th at 8 p.m. The culminating performance highlights cross-cultural and interdisciplinary artists Michelle Grant Murray, belly-dancers Valerick Molinary, Alicia of Bellycraft and Francesca […]

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More art-fair fun in Wynwood

Published on 14 February 2014 by in Miami

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Think Miamians (and visitors) are sick of art fairs? Think again. This President’s Day Weekend, the second Art Wynwood opened up to huge crowds in a tent in Midtown. It was joined by a new fair, MA+D Miami Art and Design, in the waterfront Bayfront Park Pavilion, which also opened up on Thursday evening. At […]

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By Max Kellogg, Florida Grand Opera One of the beauties of live theater is its unpredictability, and when you are dealing with one of the most-performed operas in the world, unexpected things are bound to happen.  Some things are minor incidents that are easily covered up, sometimes without anyone in the audience noticing.  Others tend […]

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