Syrian-raised Hadi Yaziji, a Miami doctor, wanted to help refugees in his native country. He has found an ally in Canadian musician Chris McKhool, from a Middle Eastern immigrant family, whose group Sultans of String plays a benefit in Pinecrest Gardens on Thursday.
The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has announced that two Miami dance students will receive full scholarships to the troupe’s summer program in New York. Auditions for the Ailey Awakening Summer Intensive Scholarship, funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, will be held Feb. 26, at the end of the company’s Miami performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Cuban dance troupe Malpaso has been flying high since relations with the United States opened up two years ago. The company, which has performed at major U.S. venues and worked with leading American choreographers, performs Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Twin sisters Sara and Leigh-Ann Esty went from small-town Maine to Miami City Ballet together — until Sara left to join the hit Broadway musical “An American in Paris.” Now the sisters have reunited for the show’s tour, with Leigh-Ann understudying her sister in the starring role.
A multi-media performance by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and collaborators including architect Shohei Shigematsu inaugurated the Faena Forum on Miami Beach on Monday evening. Executive director Ximena Caminos called it an “architectural striptease.”
Art comes to life with performances around Miami Art Week, from a music-making “Traffic Jam” to the giant “Tide by Side” procession in the Faena Art District to tattoo artist’s Scott Campbell’s experiment with annonymity in “Whole Glory” at Mana Wynwood.
Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, the fledgling troupe launched by former Miami City Ballet stars Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, thrilled an overflow audience in its debut Sunday at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.
Art news website Hyperallergic.com reports that a Trump protest art project was disinvited from the Red Dot Art Fair the day after the election. The “Trump bus” by artists David Gleeson and Mary Mihelic is now searching for a new home.
From choreographic art/rock n roll bad boy Michael Clark to Pat Graney’s dissection of female rage in “Girl Gods,” to the classic troupe of modern dance godfather Jose Limon to former Miami City Ballet couple Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra’s new ballet venture Dimensions Dance Theatre, Miami is full of great dance this week.
Former Miami City Ballet stars Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra have launched a new company and new stage in their careers. The couple’s troupe, Dimensions Dance Theater, debuts Sunday at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.
The new documentary ‘Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death’ depicts a bleak, crumbling Cuba riven by hopelessness. Executive produced by Julian Schnabel and directed by his ex-wife Olatz López Garmendia, the film plays for one week at the Coral Gables Art Cinema.
The burgeoning world of competitive dance has turned an art form into a mass-market trend, with tens of thousands of children training hard for contests across the country, feeding (and feeding on) the rise of dance in pop culture. But some question whether the trend exploits parents driven to spend the equivalent of college tuition, or kids stressed by long hours and pressure to win.
Mexican rock stars Maná mesmerized a sold out AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Saturday night with their Latino Power Tour. The group used its 25 years of hits and huge popularity to urge Latinos to turn out and vote against Donald Trump.
Shawnteria Wilson, who was shot in the leg, talks to the media at a press conference at Miami-Dade’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on January 17, 2017. Wilson was one of the victims after a day of celebration was marred when eight people were shot and several others injured during a stamped at the park where people gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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