FUNDarte presents Out in the Tropics 2022. This year we are happy to announce a comprehensive program of live events featuring diverse artistic disciplines and poetics. Miami audiences will be able to enjoy Corporeal Decorum (premiere) choreographed by Liony Garcia (Miami); Réquiem por un Alcavarán by Lukas Avendaño (Mexico); a double-bill musical performance featuring Sadonna, by Miguel Gutierrez (New York) and Trópico de Covadonga by Rodrigo Cuevas (Spain); Andares by Makuyeika Theatre Collective (Mexico); Milonga, Sonata y Plata by Marco Flores (Spain); Perversus a literary reading and photo exhibit by Ena Columbie (Miami); and Latin Standards by Marga Gomez (San Francisco) among others at various venues throughout Miami Dade County.
Out In The Tropics is a yearly international performing arts series featuring daring and innovative artists that address issues of Gender Politics, Sexuality, and LGBTQIA+ identity.
Corporeal Decorum choreographed by Liony Garcia
Apr 7, 8, 9, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Miami Light Project
“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.
Lukas Avendaño: Apr 8 & 9, 2022 9:00 p.m.
Réquiem por un alcaraván (Requiem for a stone curlew), by Lukas Avendaño at Centro Cultural Español
Miguel Gutierrez: Apr 15, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Sadonna by Miguel Gutierrez at North Beach Bandshell
Rodrigo Cuevas: Apr 15, 2022 9:00 p.m.
Trópico de Covadonga by Rodrigo Cuevas at North Beach Bandshell
Makuyeika Theatre Collective: Apr. 22 & 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Andares by Makuyeika Theatre Collective (Mexico) at On. Stage Black. Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium
Marco Flores: May 6, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Milonga, Sonata y Plata by Marco Flores at Mid Stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium
Ena Columbie: May 7, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Perversus by Ena Columbie at Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
Marga Gomez: May 7, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Latin Standards by Marga Gomez at Miami Beach Botanical
Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2020 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. FUNDarte mainly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical, and social perspectives. More information at www.fundarte.us