Performing Arts

PAMM’s WAVES series presents artist Helado Negro’s fusion of music, dance and sculpture

Brooklyn-based Roberto Carlos Lange, also known as Helado Negro, unveils ‘No Love Can Cut Our Knife in Two’ at PAMM,.
Brooklyn-based Roberto Carlos Lange, also known as Helado Negro, unveils ‘No Love Can Cut Our Knife in Two’ at PAMM,. Anna Groth-Shive

The Pérez Art Museum Miami’s WAVES series presents challenging, intriguingly hybrid, commissioned collaborations between musicians and dance, video and visual artists. They’re installations that come to life, uniquely created for the PAMM space.

The final WAVES event this Thursday is No Love can Cut our Knife in Two, a mix of electronic music, dance, and transformative sculptural ‘costumes’ created by Helado Negro. That’s the creative name (it means black ice cream in Spanish) of Brooklyn-based Roberto Carlos Lange, an Ecuadorean artist raised in South Florida. Lange has a host of art world and cool pop bonafides: His dreamy, bassy electronic music — sort of Latin electro-lounge with an edge — has drawn praise from Pitchfork and NPR, he’s performed in venues ranging from clubs to museums, and he’ll tour with art-pop idol Sufjan Stevens later this summer. For No Love Lange pairs his music with the excellent Miami dancers Marissa Alma Nick, Rudi Goblen, Katie Stirman and Megan Holsinger, cloaking them in clouds of metallic silver tinsel that turns them into moving sculptures.

No Love takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the auditorium at PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets (which include museum admission) are $4 for PAMM members, or $20 for adults, $16 for students, seniors and children 7 to 18. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Information at www.pamm.org/calendar, at (305) 375-3000 or by emailing education@pamm.org.

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