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Miami’s Turn to host Florida Dance Education Organization Conference

The Florida Dance Education Organization is set to bring together both teachers and students from the dance community for their annual conference, which is in its 15th year. This is the second consecutive year that it’s being held in Miami — the conference will then move to a different part of the state.

“Because we’re a state organization, we host the conference somewhere… Continue reading

The story of Miamians on film set to music by New World Symphony

Life in Miami can be a unique experience and for 107 days, the New World Symphony gathered stories via video and audio from 1,000 Miamians as part of their Project 305 initiative. Those stories come to life in the film Miami in Movements, set to music by New World Symphony and screening at the New World Center’s Wallcast Saturday, Oct. 21.

The project… Continue reading

Congrats to Knight Arts Challenge on a decade of arts support

The Knight Arts Challenge has made a huge impact in the arts community in Miami in the past decade. Since its formation in 2007, the Knight Foundation’s initiative to support local projects that enhance the cultural experience, has doled out $122 million dollars in grants to 335 projects.

If you’ve seen poetry in unexpected places around the city, that’s due to funding from… Continue reading

Because the Night…was all about Patti Smith

The Chapman Conference Center at Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus was abuzz on the first night of the Book Fair as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of award-winning author, poet, singer/songwriter Patti Smith.

She was the final speaker of the Evenings With kick-off evening, and as Mitchell Kaplan, the Miami Book Fair’s founder and owner of Books & Books introduced the iconic artist, the… Continue reading

40 years later ‘¿Qué Pasa, USA?’ comes back…to the stage

The hilarious and oftentimes poignant storylines of the 1970s surprise hit sitcom “¿Qué Pasa, USA?” have had such an enduring effect on the Miami community that they’ve brought it back. Except this time, it’s 40 years later and will be set on the Arsht Center stage as a play instead of on television.

Set to debut there on May 17, several of the… Continue reading

Theater Profile: Meet Eddie Brown of New World School of the Arts

Actor, New World School of the Arts alumni and teacher Eddie Brown is a proud graduate of both DePaul University in Chicago and Yale University School of Drama. His road to acting began as early as middle school, where he ended up in a theater class by pure chance. Eddie’s path eventually led to the professional stage, where he has appeared in numerous… Continue reading

Theater Profile: Santino Fontana YoungArts Winner, Theater Master Teacher

Coming back to Miami for YoungArts Week was easy for actor Santino Fontana. He was the 2000 YoungArts winner in Theater and had returned already twice before during the significant week. This year, he was already in Miami to perform at the opening show of the Broadway Concert Series at the Aventura Cultural Arts Center with his wife Jessica. While here, he spoke… Continue reading

Emerging Arts Leaders host Seraphic Fire talk

Recently the Emerging Arts Leaders of Miami hosted Seraphic Fire’s leadership as the guest speakers at their monthly breakfast talks. The morning event was held at the Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood.

The Black Box space provided the perfect intimate setting for an in-depth conversation with Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley, Executive Director Rhett Del Campo, and Board Treasurer Dr.… Continue reading

A Three-Day Cultural Takeover of Downtown Miami During Art Days

DWNTWN Art Days is back for a fifth year, ready to take over Downtown Miami with three days’ worth of cultural activities for the entire family, Sept. 9-11. The brainchild of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, it’s their way of showcasing the area as a cultural hub. Alyce Robertson, executive director of the Authority, lets us in on what she’s excited about for this… Continue reading

Peter London, Founder and Artistic Director of Peter London Global Dance Company

Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special. In this post we feature, Peter London, founder/artistic director of Peter London Global Dance Company. For the past five years, the company has performed throughout South Florida, presenting thought-provoking choreography. They also give back to the community, providing educational outreach programs that include classes,… Continue reading