“Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places,” recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge grant, is a new three-year program developed by the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) to expose lesser-known operas to the South Florida community by staging them in unorthodox spaces. Thursday night, FGO opens its first performance at The Stage,
Choreographer Augusto Soledade sees his work as a dialogue between “home” and… “home.” The first represents his early experiences and discoveries in Salvador, Brazil; the second the adult life he continues to create in South Florida. The result is Afro-fusion contemporary dance reflected in his latest work Cordel, which mixes Argentine tango, American hip [...]
Even when he was on the road, performing as a live version of Paula Abdul’s MC Skat Kat, Pablo Malco was always thinking about the future. “I’m a huge dreamer, man,” Malco said. “I tell my kids: When you stop dreaming, you’re kind of dead. You have no more goals.” This week, Malco’s eponymous foundation [...]
In an effort to bring art into people’s everyday lives, Knight Foundation this week announced it will provide $23 million in new funding for the arts in South Florida and fund 34 projects through the Knight Arts Challenge.
After months of poring through more than 1,100 applications, we’re excited to finally share the 34 winners of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami. This year, we’ve seen some interesting trends. First, the winners will help spread the art deep into South Florida’s communities, whether through Miami Dade College’s new art center in Hialeah, an Opa-locka festival, or [...]