It’s time to roll the dice

Published on February 26, 2015 by in Miami, Theater

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Rude Mechs. Photo Credit: Jeremy M. Lange.

I entered curious and vaguely intrigued, but reserved about going in. On an uncharacteristically chilly Miami night, I invited my husband to watch “Now Now Oh Now,” an interactive theater experience from Rude Mechs, an Austin-based theater ensemble made up by Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Shawn […]

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Love is coming to us all. This week, it’s heading to downtown Akron as the Big Love Fest, which will spill throughout the Musica complex and bring 12 hours of continuous music, dance, visual arts, healing arts, storytelling and so much more on February 28. In a telephone interview with committee chair Zach Freidhof (who goes by […]

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Carla Forte’s The Holders reveals the sad fate of domesticated animals in our culture. Her film crew gained access to Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelters and captured the lives of dogs and cats abandoned by their owners – or “holders” – and the shelter workers who care for them. Premiering at the 2015 Miami International […]

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None Too Fragile’s current production of Martin McDonagh’s “Lonesome West” has got everything right – impeccable acting from the four person ensemble; a set that underlines the gritty reality of the characters’ harsh life in the western reaches of Ireland; a tumbling story of explosively fragile people; and focused direction from co-directors Alanna Romansky and […]

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During the last weekend in February, the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with A Labor of Love, Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages and Helping Hands Community Outreach to present a production called “Our Story (Black History) Weekend” at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center. While so much negativity is on the forefront of […]

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The Grand Step Project by Stephan Koplowitz at New York Public Library, 6/17/04.

Pioneer Winter and his organization, Grass Stains, won a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant. Over chicken souvlaki wraps and fried calamari, we spoke about his aspirations for Grass Stains and how it will benefit the community. Neil de la Flor: What’s the mission of Grass Stains? Pioneer Winter: Grass Stains seeks to provide a platform for […]

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Mardi Gras live in downtown Macon

Published on February 10, 2015 by in Dance, Macon, Music, Theater

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Quite often, when we think of Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans instantly comes to mind. Nevertheless, the first Mardi Gras bash in this country was held in Mobile, Alabama. Today, many cities organize their own custom Mardi Gras sprees. Experiences while taking part in Mardi Gras festivities include catching beads thrown at you from parade […]

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“Jacqueries”. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

Four Cervezas de los Muertos, an order of guacamole and chips, a beef quesadilla and 80 bucks later, my friend and I headed over to The Carlton Hotel for “Jacqueries.” Produced and presented by Knight Arts grantees FilmGate and Grass Stains, “Jacqueries” was “a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, […]

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From race to rubber. That’s the kind of locally-involved theater in which Akron’s Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture – through one of its participating theatrical groups, the New World Performance Laboratory – gets involved. CATAC has announced that it will receive a $15,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation […]

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Trusting Octavio Campos

Published on February 2, 2015 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Ocativo Campos. FilmGate Interactive kick off party. Photos by Carlos Andrews Cuervo.

Thanks to Octavio Campos, I danced Merengue on a countertop in an abandoned outdoor bar in Wynwood and learned the value of being and becoming a culture instigator. Campos headlined the kick off party for the FilmGate Interactive Festival, a festival that celebrates the next generation of interactive and transmedia storytellers. The kick-off party featured Campos, […]

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