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African orphans kick it up a notch at Miami International Airport

Seventeen African orphans sang and performed a kung fu routine at MIA Friday

Kids are part of the Amitofo Care Center, an orphanage founded by a Taiwanese monk

Children part of an 11-city North American tour to raise awareness for the donation-based orphanage

Performing Arts

Gravity defying performers star in Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis performer Emilie Fournier talks about the breathtaking, gravity defying feats that she and her partner, Lucas Boutin, perform on the Chinese pole. Cirkopolis brings to Miami a blend of circus arts, theater and dance. The show runs at the Adrienne Arsht Center through July 31, 2016.

Performing Arts

Olympia Theater hosting ‘Bootlegger Circus’

The historic Olympia Theater is hosting its monthly event, In the Lobby Lounge … ETC!, with the aerial excitement of Bootlegger Circus, featuring the Flying Trapeze School and the Front Yard Theater Collective in a collaborative performance starting at 6:30 p.m. June 22. The show depicts Prohibition-era Miami through moonshine juggling, comedy and swinging from the chandeliers. Cocktails are available at the cash bar, and attendees are encouraged to take tours of the venue during intermission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests should RSVP via Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1762878843942018. Free and open to the public. Olympia Theater is at 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-374-2444.

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Gay artists speak out on Orlando massacre

Gay artists and cultural activists in Miami and beyond are struggling to respond to the Orlando nightclub massacre, and their response is being highlighted by the annual Out in the Tropics festival taking place in Miami Beach this week. Even as artists wrestle with sadness, anger and incomprehension, they assert that art can play a crucial role in articulating emotions and leading efforts for change.

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A new performance frontier or Facebook theater?

Arts groups are increasingly turning to interactive events that let audiences join performances. Is this the next artistic frontier, or theater for an attention-challenged social media generation? Two recent Miami shows, “little match girl passion” at PAMM and Jay Scheib’s Carmen at YoungArts, show the genre’s potential and pitfalls.

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Gravity defying performers star in Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis performer Emilie Fournier talks about the breathtaking, gravity defying feats that she and her partner, Lucas Boutin, perform on the Chinese pole. Cirkopolis brings to Miami a blend of circus arts, theater and dance. The show runs at the Adrienne Arsht Center through July 31, 2016.
Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com
Gravity defying performers star in Cirkopolis 1:51

Gravity defying performers star in Cirkopolis

AileyCamp Miami at the Arsht Center builds character, bold moves 5:18

AileyCamp Miami at the Arsht Center builds character, bold moves

Cellist Amit Peled critiques New World School of the Arts students 1:20

Cellist Amit Peled critiques New World School of the Arts students

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16-year-old gets his 'Wish' — a photography lesson from a pro