Performing Arts

Nadia Beaugré explores reactions to tyranny at FLA-FRA fest

Nadia Beugré will dance her piece ‘Quartiers Libres’ Friday and Saturday as part of Tigertail’s FLA-FRA Festival.
Nadia Beugré will dance her piece ‘Quartiers Libres’ Friday and Saturday as part of Tigertail’s FLA-FRA Festival. Ian Douglas

Tigertail’s ongoing FLA-FRA Festival is winding down, but the celebration of French and French-influenced culture continues with a pair of performances by dancer-choreographer Nadia Beaugré on Friday and Saturday. The Cote d’Ivoire-born Beaugré will dance her piece Quartiers Libres, which explores the power struggles and violence that can erupt when people live under tyrannical rule.

Beugré’s performance is at 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the On.Stage Black Box at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami. French wine, crepes and pop-up performances precede the dance concert, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors; $50 for VIP priority seating). Call 305-324-4337 or visit


Playwright and actress Sylvia Milo will perform her solo show, The Other Mozart, at 8 p.m. Friday at Broward College’s South Campus. A production of The Little Matchstick Factory, the play tells the story of Nannerl Mozart, a keyboard virtuos and composer whose fame has faded, even as that of her brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has endured.

Tickets to Milo’s performance are $10 (free for students with ID). The campus is at 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, and the performance is at the Performing Cultural Arts Theatre. For information, call 954-201-8243 or visit


Sarasota’s Asolo Repertory Theatre is road tripping to Miami Saturday to hold auditions for its production of West Side Story. Joey McKneely is directing the musical, which runs Nov. 10-Dec. 27 in the Asolo’s Mertz Theatre. Equity and non-Equity actors can audition for all roles from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the University of Miami’s Hecht Residential College, 1231 Theo Dickinson Dr., Coral Gables.

Aspiring Sharks, Jets and everyone else need to email or call 941-351-9010, ext. 3313, stating a preferred time, Equity status and whether they’ll be dancing (only those going for Doc, Krupke, Glad Hand or Schrank don’t have to do the dance audition). Come prepared with a 90-second monologue, 16 bars of music and two resumés plus photos.

Christine Dolen