Miami choreographer, performer, producer and teacher Octavio Campos, who has mentored countless South Florida artists, begins a two-week residency on Monday at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. Legendary founder Mikhail Baryshnikov was so struck by Campos’ performances with the Rosie Herrera Dance Theater that he invited Campos to start creating a work at BAC.
“He said, ‘You’re serious but you have a lightness about you and we need this now,’ ” Campos said Baryshnikov told him. “It was the best medicine I could have gotten — a little injection of validation.”
At BAC, Campos will work on a one-man show called Triple Quince, a reference to three 15-year chapters in the 45-year-old artist’s life. He will work with famed dance theater director Martha Clarke and is slated to meet with singer-songwriter Joan Osborne about a possible cabaret project.
“I’m feeling lean, I’m feeling fast, feeling ready,” Campos says.
Miami filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar, best known for directing the Cuban exile documentary 90 Miles, is expanding his reach. His latest project, SHIFT, which is composed of 10,000 photographs and described as a “short film poem inspired by human search for identity,” has been selected for the prestigious Court Metrange (“Short Film Corner”) at the May 15-26 Cannes Film Festival.
SHIFT, which is part of the permanent collection at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is on display there until May 19 as part of MOCA’s Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting. The museum is at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; mocanomi.org, 305-893-6211.
The Miami Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a 2013-2014 season of seven orchestral programs plus a chamber music concert at the Arsht Center and four other Miami-Dade venues.
South Florida premieres of Paul Schoenfield’s Piano Concerto ( Four Parables), Marquez’s Danzon No. 3 for flute and guitar and Scriabin’s Prometheus: The Poem of Fire will be featured.
World premieres of music director Eduardo Marturet’s Homage to Waldo, the Rodrigo-Romero Rincones de Espana and Orlando Garcia’s Voces Celestiales for two double basses will share programs with more familiar fare by Bernstein, Gershwin, Prokofiev, Ravel, Bach and Tchaikovsky.
Angel Romero Nestor Torres Jeff Bradetich Luis Gomez Imbert Andreas Boyde Konstantine Soukhovetski Kiran Shiva Akal Daniel Andai Brian Manker Alondra de la Parra
A complete schedule and season subscriptions are available at themiso.org or 305-275-5666.
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Miami’s White Rose theater company launches a Miami-Dade mini-tour at 7 p.m. Friday, performing Martin McDonagh’s harrowing The Pillowman at PAX Miami, 337 SW Eighth St.. The play about a writer suspected of murder moves to Artistic Vibes, 12986 SW 89th Ave., Miami, 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. May 19.
Additional shows are at Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave, Miami, at 8 p.m. May 24, and Just the Funny Theatre, 3119 Coral Way, Miami, at 4 p.m. May 26, with more venues to be determined.