Shaneeka Harrell is Cassius Clay

Published on December 15, 2014 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Shaneeka Harrell embodying Cassius as part of the Weird Miami Bus Tour. Photo by Naomi Fisher.

Artist Shaneeka Harrell takes on the role of Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) in a new dance theater work that is currently under development at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee) as part of Thought Loom’s Synapse Performance Project (also a Knight Arts grantee). The idea for Harrell’s portrayal of Clay came from the Muhammad Ali: […]

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Kwanzaa is often thought of as an African American holiday that takes the place of Christmas. This cultural celebration was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to help blacks in the United States embrace the lifestyle of their ancestors. Dr. Karenga introduced this concept in 1966 during a time coined as the Black Freedom Movement. This […]

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GodoyPradera Projects.

Now that Basel is over, it’s time to get back to Sandbox at the Miami Theater Center (a Knight Arts grantee) for “Mi Casa Su Casa,” a multidimensional, cross-disciplinary performance installation produced by GodoyPradera Projects. This will be the third iteration of “Mi Casa Su Casa” created with the hope of bringing together artists from […]

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Belaxis Buil at &Gallery

Published on December 4, 2014 by in Dance, Miami

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Belaxis Buil.

Last year, I interviewed artist Belaxis Buil. Her responses, like her explosive personality, overwhelmed my senses. She is the proverbial force of nature to be reckoned with, and that makes me happy. Her work challenges the viewer and makes him or her sit up and listen, even if it makes us feel excruciatingly uncomfortable. Last […]

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Having recently completed their Fall Experimental Music Festival which included a retrospective of early electronic musician Bruce Haack and a night of avant-garde compositions curated by Thomas Patteson, North Philadelphia’s <fidget> performance space shows no signs of standing still, as its rather apropos name might suggest. On December 12 and 13, <fidget> will host “There, […]

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Katie Wiegman. “On  Board”.

Katie Wiegman’s “On Board,” partially funded by FEAST Miami and the Knight Foundation, is an interactive series of spontaneous, pop-up interactive dance performances co-created by the audience. The performances will take place on the boardwalk on Miami Beach from 5-6 p.m. on December 4th, 6th and 7th. The audience will be given verbal and written prompts […]

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  There’s an interesting concept going on around town with the Corner Concerts. Just imagine going to a show every month at a different location where indie artists are the headline acts. Some of these events may occur on the top floor of a parking deck, while others may take place in a huge warehouse. […]

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Shen Wei.

Art Basel is one of the most adrenalized and splendidly exhausting art events of the year. It’s the Black Friday of the art world, and the unofficial launch of the ‘season’ in Miami. The Miami Beach Convention Center alone receives about 75,000 visitors over five days, and that doesn’t include the tens of thousands of […]

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After more than three years covering the city’s cultural scene for Knight Arts, I’m moving on. Beginning in December, my friend and colleague Levi Weinhagen will cover St. Paul’s arts and culture beat for you here, and I couldn’t be leaving my spot in better hands. But before I go, in the spirit of the […]

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Fashion embraces so many arts disciplines – acting, dancing, designing, singing, speaking and writing. A little more than 40 years ago, Eleanor Lambert, a marketer of fashion, teamed up with Gerald Van der Kemp, a conservator of the Versailles palace, to raise funds for its renovations. Their philanthropic idea spawn into a landmark battle of American and […]

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