“Corporeal Decorum” is a multidisciplinary performance piece and investigation into the cultural erasure of Miami’s Art Deco District. The piece memorializes important features of the city’s surviving deco architecture; it concretizes elements in both scenography and the body itself. Drawing inspiration from earlier examples of architectural preservation in Miami Beach, the choreography reinterprets Miami’s urban and material past as a contemporary embodied form. The work deals with themes of loss, place, and ephemeral.
Liony Garcia is a dancer and choreographer based in Miami, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts. As a performer, he has worked with BodyTraffic (LA) performing choreographic works by Guy Weizman and Roni Haver (NL), and Barack Marshall. Locally he’s worked with Brigid Baker’s WholeProject, Bistoury Physical Theater, and is a founding member of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater.
Presented by Miami LIght Projects
This program is part of FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2020. Organizational support come in part from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; State of Florida Department of State; Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; South Arts; Mellon Foundation; Miami Light Project; and Centro Cultural Español. FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures, emphasizing Hispanic/Latino arts and culture.