FUNDarte presents Out in the Tropics 2014

June 25th – 29th, 2014

Now in its fifth season, FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics is a unique, daring, and artistically outstanding performance festival that features work by some of today’s most innovative and relevant GLBTQ artists.
FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2014, featuring “Uncovered: The Diary Project” by Sean Dorsey Dance from San Francisco on Friday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m. at The Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach); “ToCaBa”, by Juan Carlos Lerida, from Seville, Spain, on Saturday June 28th at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday June 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the On.Stage Black Box theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St. Miami), and other free events, such as poetry readings by two of Miami’s most celebrated poets, Neil de la Flor and Carlos Pintado, in an interactive bi-lingual performative reading on Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach). Additionally, each of these artists will be giving free community workshops at distinct venues, and panel contributions at Miami Beach LGBT Visitors’ Center (1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach) during the festival.

Join FUNDarte for five days of performances, readings, workshops and panels by local, national and international artists that reflect Miami’s contemporary cultural identity, and address the complex themes of gender politics and society globally. We believe that the extraordinary work of these artists, and the timeliness of issues of identity, community, and cultural expression they raise will enrich and excite all audiences.

Wednesday, June 25th – 6:00pm at Miami Beach Botanical Garden: Poetry Reading by Neil de la Flor and Carlos Pintado and Cocktail Party
Neil de la Flor reads from his new book “An Elephant’s Memory of Blizzards” – This cutting-edge literary work addresses the process of memory via a hybrid literary language that obscures boundaries between prose and poetry. Poet Carlos Pintado will also read from his work. Both poets will engage the audience in an interactive ‘reading’. The event will be presented in an informal Salon-style in an open-air environment at the magnificent, newly-remodeled Miami Beach Botanical Garden. FREE! Please RSVP at [email protected]

Thursday, June 26th – 7:00pm at LGBT Visitors’ Center, Miami Beach: LGBTQ Community Panel and Cocktail Reception
This informative and entertaining panel discussion features all artists participating in Out in the Tropics, along with local LGBTQ artists and activists, providing the local LGBTQ community with expanded possibilities for exploring LGBTQ culture in a safe and encouraging environment. Participants will have an opportunity to meet this year’s visiting artists in an intimate, informal setting conducive to conversation, intimate personal disclosure, and intercultural exchange. FREE! Please RSVP at [email protected].

Friday, June 27th – 8:30pm at The Colony Theater: “Uncovered: The Diary Project” by Sean Dorsey Dance
Sean Dorsey Dance Company’s “Uncovered: The Diary Project” is a series of powerful dances that reveal the lives and stories that history has tried to erase. This impactful and highly praised work is the culmination of a year-and-a-half long research process in which Dorsey uncovered and researched diaries of transgender and queer people – from the famous to the unknown. Dorsey’s company brings a poetic storytelling and well crafted dance to Miami for the second time!

$25 General Admission, $20 students (under 18) and seniors (over 65), with I.D. Purchase through and by phone 305. 434.7091 (service charges apply), or in-person (no service charges) at the Colony Theater Box Office 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 5:00pm. Group rates are available.

Saturday, June 28th – 2:00pm at Deauville Hotel, Room: Cavalier 2 (mezzanine): Master Class by Sean Dorsey Dance
Most transgender people have never set foot in a dance class, yoga studio, or gym: these spaces often feel unsafe and even hostile toward their unique bodies and experiences. Dorsey’s Master Class provides a space where everyone can experience dance and movement in a supportive environment. The workshop is open to the general community, fostering an environment where all are equally accepted. FREE! Please RSVP at [email protected]. Location TBD.

Saturday, June 28th at 8:30pm and Sunday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. at On.Stage Black.Box Theater at MDCA: “ToCaBa” by Juan Carlos Lerida, Raul Cantizano & el Niño de Elche.
This new performance by choreographer, dancer and Flamenco scholar Juan Carlos Lerida and collaborators Raul Cantizano & Niño de Elche looks at the possible physicality of a flamenco trio, and breaks open its formalized structures by blurring the lines of the feminine and masculine, detonating the preconceived behaviors of guitarist (To), singer (Ca) and dancer (Ba), and pushing the form to its limits. This playful and subversive performance irreverently confronts sacred notions, and feels like a virtuoso grunge band doing flamenco contact improvisation in a post-modern tablao. You will never look at Flamenco the same after this!

$30 General Admission, $25 students (under 18) and seniors (over 65), with I.D. Purchase through and by phone (800) 745-3000 (service charges apply), or in-person (no service charges) at the Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage day of show starting at 10:00 a.m. and in advance at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Group rates are available by calling (786) 343-1422. A limited number of $50 VIP tickets are available, VIP tickets includes Wine or Champagne and preferred seats.

Sunday, June 29th Р1:00pm at MDCA On.Stage Black.Box: Master Class by Juan Carlos Lerida, Raul Cantizano & Ni̱o de Elche.
This class will cover body technique and improvisation based upon flamenco techniques and composition based upon choreographic elements of flamenco. Purpose: to develop and improve rhythmic perception and movement by means of flamenco and contemporary dance techniques. Practice: Using various theoretical and practical exercises, consisting of imaginative and ludic essence, dancers work to generate harmonious, natural relationships, which is fundamental in comprehending the movements and interpretations of flamenco. This class is recommended for dancers, guitarists and singers who want to add the style and/or aesthetics of flamenco to their creative language. FREE! RSVP at [email protected]

Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2014 comes in part from the National Endowments for the Arts, The Miami Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, City of Miami Beach, South Arts, Miami Dade County Auditorium, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, Glassworks Multimedia, Barefoot Wine, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach LGBT’s Visitor Center, University of Miami Departments of Women and Genres Studies and LGBT Studies, Romaldesign, The Deauville Hotel, Cava Restaurant, Miami Art Guide, MiamiArtZine, WLRN and El Nuevo Herald.

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. Visit our website to find out more about our diverse and inspiring live programming.

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