In the new work Saintus created for the Haitian dance troupe's third season, he shows us a relentlessly bleak vision of isolated, antagonistic humanity.
The big fanfare at Miami City Ballet's opening night on Friday was just that - Fanfare'', a showy but shallow Jerome Robbins ballet staged to celebrate the return of the orchestra and the launch of the company's 25th anniversary. But the real sense of triumph came later, as the dancers flew into Balanchine's "Theme and Variations'', moving with a verve and musicality and unified energy that brought the ballet and the stage of the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center vividly alive.
At the Colony Theater Saturday night for the inaugural Out in the Tropics festival, Taylor Mac worked in a circle of white light with a pile of motley-fabulous costumes (ratty wigs, red crinoline, faux leopard muumuu), a gorgeous mask of glittery makeup and a ukulele. But by the time he had finished his two-hour show ``The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac,'' he had covered the expanse of human fear and longing, from theories of Armageddon and the war on terror to sex, birth, love and dandyism.
In January 1995, well before what she calls the ''Will and Grace-ing'' of America, the Jewish lesbian theater and circus artist Sara Felder debuted her solo piece June Bride in Anchorage, Alaska.
CUBAN EXILE COMMUNITY
Colombian pop singer Juanes is sparking a controversy in the Cuban exile community with plans for a concert in Havana.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
For a place that once pulsed with music, Overtown is eerily quiet. There are more vacant lots than buildings on the stretch of Northwest Second Avenue that gleamed with lights and life when it was Miami's Little Broadway 50 years ago.
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