As a native of Brazil now living and working in the U.S., Brazz Dance Theater choreographer and artistic director Augusto Soledade draws on an enormous variety of dance forms. He favors contemporary dance but the details – a twist of the hips, a winding spine, an explosive leap – reveal his many other influences: African and Afro-Brazilian, ballet, modern dance, and hip-hop. … +
By Mia Leonin
Strength may be the foundation of well-executed dance, but without character, the beauty of dance can still be elusive.
By Manuela Gabaldon
There is something incredibly captivating about each and every production of GableStage at The Biltmore in Coral Gables. Executive Producer Joe Adler leads a talented troop with his charismatic presence and contagious passion for theater, always welcoming audiences with warmth and transmittable devotion.
From Feb 11 through Mar 13, 2011. Miami City Ballet continues its 25th Anniversary Season in South Florida with Program III and the Company Premiere of Paul Taylor’s powerful Promethean Fire. Program III also features these audience favorites: George Balanchine’s enthralling Scotch Symphony and Twyla Tharp’s popular Nine Sinatra Songs. The Opus One Orchestra will play, under the baton of maestro Gary … +
Performance for a Cause. Feb 18, 2011 Dance Now! Ensemble will be offering a special performance to benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation on February 18th at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. This event honors Commissioner Richard P. Dunn, II, City of Miami District 5.
Nov 19th through 21st, 2010. With an exhilarating 3-day performance, New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida again collaborate to present World Dance. Originally NWSA’ African Dance Celebration, this is one of the most exhilarating and dynamic performances of the year.
Dec 2nd through Dec 4th, 2010. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is thrilled to announce the return of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as part of the John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season
From Oct 15th, 2010 through March 28, 2011. Miami City Ballet celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with the return of live music (for Programs I-IV), and the Opus One Orchestra, led by award-winning principal conductor Maestro Gary Sheldon.
September 2010. Miami Contemporary Dance Company (MCDC) announced that Artistic Director Ray Sullivan has traveled to Italy from August 26th to September 20th as part of a cultural exchange of six years between Miami Contemporary Dance Company and Balleto Dell’Esperia
From Oct 2011 through May 2012. After closing the season with great success, and touring internationally during the summer, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is gearing up for an exciting new season starting in October.
By Abel S.
Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts opened the XXV International Hispanic Theater Festival (IHTF) this summer season, presented by Teatro Avante and American Airlines.
By Abel S.
Although I cannot take credit away from the great contemporary playwrights and directors of our time, I think we could certainly agree that more often than not, a play’s success depends on the quality of its actors just as much as on the quality of its writing.
June 27th, 2010. 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. The Summer Showcase series is an annual event where all levels of Ballet Etudes School come together to perform in a themed production. What makes this series standout is the wide variety of dance styles featured.
June 25th, 2010. 8:00 p.m.June 26th, 2010. 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. “Buoyant Dreams” is a new mixed-ability, ground breaking dance work by video artist Maria Lino and 2010 Miami Dade choreography fellowship winner Karen Peterson. Five dancers create a lush landscape of movement inspired by water, the ocean, nature, and their buoyancy in a pool.
By Fran Robbins
Sometimes progress is made by revering the past When Pedro Pablo Peña dreams, he dreams big. It is not just his own dance company that he wants in Miami, it must be ballet; and not just ballet but specifically classical ballet. Peña wants entire programs performed to the rigorous, traditional standards taught in the Cuban School of Ballet, and he wants a … +
The Dance Now! Ensemble, celebrating its 10th anniversary season, presented in collaboration with the Bass Museum, its most recent site-specific work, “Ekphrasis: Art From Art.” Ekphrasis – a Greek term which co-director Diego Salterini enthusiastically described to me
From Jan 9th through May 1st, 2010. Momentum Dance Company presents a series of children’s concerts in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Hollywood, and throughout Miami-Dade in 2010. Under the leadership of founder and Artistic Director Delma Iles, Momentum is nationally recognized for its outstanding children’s programs.
By Manuela Gabaldon
The Nutcracker may very well be the most popular holiday ballet spectacle in the world. The sound of Tchaikovsky’s popular score can instantly transport anyone who has grown up on the classic ballet into the fantastical winter wonderland they have seen time and again on stages all around the world.
Arsht Center. From Jan 8th through 10th, 2010. Miami City Ballet presents its Program II at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts from January 8th through 10th, 2010 featuring four different performances.
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. From Dec 18th through 23rd, 2009. Based on the story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker is a captivating tale of a little girl’s Christmas Eve dream about a handsome prince, a mouse king, toy soldiers and dancers from faraway lands set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky. Brought to life … +
By Fran Robbins
A quarter-century ago, Edward Villella was in South Florida giving a lecture. After his speech, a group of arts activists approached. They wanted to start a ballet troupe here, they told him, and didn’t know how to go about it. Would he consider advising them?
Firebird. October 4th, 10th and 11th, 2009. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida wants to please its audiences by presenting once more Firebird. This dynamic dance company, conducted by Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev will open its season with the return of Firebird.
From Oct 2009 through Apr 2010. Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) 2009-2010 season of dance in South Florida begins in October 2009 and runs through April 2010. The Company performs at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale; and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
North Miami Beach Theater. July 31st, 2009. Renowned dancers and teachers of the legendary Marinsky Ballet present the stars of tomorrow as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida performs excerpts of Don Quixote to conclude their Summer Program.