Performing Arts

Performing Arts

A mother and daughter bond with music, each other, and 10,000 more Floridians

The Florida All-State Music conference brings thousands of music students, teachers and parents from across the state each year to celebrate, not fame or success, but learning and teaching music. This cynical chorus mom found herself unexpectedly moved.


Surreal dance film festival kicks off at PAMM party

Tigertail Productions annual Screendance Miami festival opens Thursday evening as part of PAMM’s Poplife Social dance and cocktail party. The innovative dance on film event, directed by Pioneer Winter, continues through Sunday with programs at the Miami Beach Cinematheque and MDC Live Arts Lab.


Past and future merge in night of new ballets

Miami City Ballet’s second program of the season looked back to the future in a night of company premieres, with Peter Martins’ jagged 1977 duet “Calcium Light Night” and Jerome Robbins’ sweeping 1983 ballet “Glass Pieces.” Last Friday’s show at the Adrienne Arsht Center repeats at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale.


A night of ballet premieres

Miami City Ballet performs famed choreographer Jerome Robbins’ exhilarating “Glass Pieces” for the first time this weekend, highlighting a program of company premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Performing Arts

Chance at a life-changing scholarship for two Miami dance students

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.


Ballet twins reunite for ‘American in Paris’

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.


Bringing dance history to life

Choreographer and educator Daniel Lewis has staged iconic modern dance choreographer Doris Humphrey’s “Ritmo Jondo” for Dance NOW! Miami. Lewis talks about re-creating this flamenco-inspired historic work, which will be performed Friday at the Colony Theater.


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Singing Together

Three hundred Florida teens in the Middle School Mixed Chorus rehearse "Freedom Train" at the All-State Music Conference in Tampa.
Jordan Levin
Singing Together 0:38

Singing Together

Janasia Johnson during final performance 5:16

Janasia Johnson during final performance

11-year-old dancer reflects on the challenges of competing 3:05

11-year-old dancer reflects on the challenges of competing

How hearing loss affects 'Hamilton' music director Alex Lacamoire 1:38

How hearing loss affects 'Hamilton' music director Alex Lacamoire