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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Where: Myra Galleries
Sunday, May 1, 2011
East and Far East meet Miami at Myra Galleries
Opening reception: Friday, April 8, 2011. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
From April 9 through May 31, 2011
For its second exhibition, Myra Galleries is proudly introducing artists from the eastern and far eastern parts of the world, specifically from Korea, Australia and Iran. The gallery is very excited to introduce audiences to this new exhibit and invites the public to attend the opening night event on Friday, April 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Artist Kwon Soon IK was born in South Korea in 1959. "In my recent works, simple and every day objects often appear as main subject matters. Those things such as bags, shoes, lighters, spoons, chopsticks, clothes, etc, are not meant for artistic practices, but the fact that I incorporate them into my work, automatically transforms these objects into a collection through which my life and emotions are permeated. There is also the use of calligraphy and raised texts in my newest body of work, some of them representing patterns of the Korean alphabet. My intention was not to be satisfied with a mere visual delivery, but to represent Korean culture and emotions through the canvas." Kwon Soon IK has exhibited his works in museums and collections in Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Japan, and the United States. Some of his pieces were on view at Art Basel Miami last year.
Paul Ching - Bor was born in 1963 and moved to Sydney, Australia in 1987. There he focused on watercolors, portraying primarily the suburban neighborhood of Paddington, where his studio was located. In 1990 Ching-Bor received a scholarship sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and an award from the Royal Agricultural Society for the study of fine art in New York. In the following year he received the Overseas Study Travel Grant from the Rotary Club of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia. During the next four years he saved money to make sure that he would be able to prolong his stay beyond the scholarship's term, and in 1996 he was able to realize a long-held desire to move to New York. "When I first walked down the streets of Manhattan I was curious about the impact this strident city and the jostling crowds would have on my work," Ching-Bor recalled. "The structures, arches, and bridges immediately inspired me, and particularly suited my limited color palette. My favo rite colors are black and white, and I found I was able to tackle New York subjects in a very free way that, in the early stages, suggests abstract painting."
Phil Kyo Jang was born in Korea in 1968. He graduated from the Department of Painting at the College of Fine Arts, Se-Jong University. This talented artist will be exhibiting for the first time in Miami. He says about his dummy figures, "The dummy is a representation of an ordinary human being. Ordinary people have no specific character but have only desire, selfishness and weakness." Jang use humor and wit to describe humans.
Hossein Edalatkhah was born in Iran in 1979. His oil on canvas works are representing his protest against undemocratic and discriminated societies and governments especially in Iran. His work in the exhibition is a series of eight pieces titled "My body, my private life, my biography." The artist states, "My body is my source to protest against the governmental propaganda. In my collection I decided to look back to my history so you can witness Safavieh, Qajar, Pahlavi, and Islamic Republic periods."
Niki Kouhpayma was born in Persia in 1976. He is coming to Miami with very fresh ideas in her photos.
Myra Galleries
177 NW 23rd Street
Wynwood Art District
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.7670

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Event Title: EKPHRASISTWO: More Art from Art
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
EKPHRASISTWO: More Art from Art
SUNDAY MAY 1, 12:30 PM AND 2:30 PM
FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION ($8 for non members)
Or the Bass Museum 305.673.7530

Back by popular demand, DNE returns to the Bass Museum of Art May 1 for EKPHRASISTWO: More Art from Art, a migrating site-specific work as part of the Miami Dance Festival and kicking off Miami Museum Month. This unique dance and art experience is created by DNE Directors Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten to resonate with the art and/or architecture, enhancing the experience of the audience by bringing to life the potency of the work through the art of movement and sound.

Last year's presentation was met with critical and public acclaim and packed audiences into spaces throughout the museum and its beautiful grounds. Not only will the project be site-specific to the unique features of the facility, but it will also correlate directly to several of the exhibitions on view at this time. Each performance will include several separate and complete dance works, migrating through the museum, and will run approximately 60 minutes.

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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 2011
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm

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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400

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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127

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Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at:
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Ivan Albreht: Repetitive Choices
Lowe Art Museum
From Apr 16 through May 29, 2011
This spring the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum is hosting a faculty exhibition highlighting the work of Ivan Albreht. Ivan Albreht: Repetitive Choices is on view at the Lowe from through May 29, 2011. Ivan Albreht was born and raised in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. He is Assistant Professor of Ceramics / Sculpture at the Department of Art and Art History at UM. Albreht's current work explores issues of individuality in the sociopolitical context of the western society. He is specifically interested in ways in which technological advancement, consumerism and global politics influence the emergence of an individual. He is engaged in exploring the perception of "beauty" in Western society.

Albreht has actively exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1997. Solo exhibitions include WeissPollack Gallery in NYC; University of Pittsburg in Bradford; Gallery of American Cultural Center in Belgrade. International competitions include Ceramics of Europe - The Westerwald Prize 2009; The Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards 2001. His work has received significant recognition, including Special Prize at the 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 in Korea, the largest and most competitive juried international exhibition in the field of ceramic arts. In 2009, Albreht was nominated and elected as member of International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) based in Genève, Switzerland. He has also participated in several artist residency programs in the United States and Europe.

Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Event Title: THE SPARROW
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents

April 7-May 1, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
"Among the very best original theater pieces I have ever seen!" - Chicago Tribune
Straight from sold-out shows and rave reviews in Chicago, THE SPARROW is a moving theatrical tour de force for the famed House Theatre of Chicago ensemble. THE SPARROW tells the story of Emily Book, a small-town girl returning home 10 years after a tragic accident that claimed the lives of her entire class. As the town struggles to accept the strange girl who reminds them of their collective loss, Emily attempts to hide the special powers that make her different.
Sign up for the Adrienne Arsht Center email list at to be notified when tickets go on sale for The Sparrow.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Red Thread
April 13, - May 27

by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla Choreography by Octavio Campos & Ileigh Reynolds
Original Music & Sound Design by Luciano Stazzone
Set, Costume & Lighting Design by Fernando Calzadilla
Directed by Stephanie Ansin
A widowed weaver has dedicated three years of his life to creating one magnificent silk tapestry. Anxious to sell the tapestry so they can use the money to create luxurious lives, the weaver's two older daughters steal his work before it is finished. Mortally betrayed, the weaver collapses, and his youngest daughter takes it upon herself to retrieve his masterpiece. Her ensuing adventures challenge her mind, body, and spirit and ultimately bring her true love, inner strength, and a glorious reunion. This original play is inspired by Chinese folklore, myths and mysticism. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Production running time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

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Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Gay Film Festival at the Cinema
This will be the first year the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) makes the Coral Gables Art Cinema one of its homes, which seems only natural as Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg was also the founder and first director of MGLFF. Screenings at the Gables Cinema are on Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 & 5:00 pm. Visit the Festival website for full film and ticket information.

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Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Master Chorale of South Florida Announces
Blockbuster 2010-2011 Season

Haydn's Creation
With the Miami Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Habermann, conducting

Friday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami
Tickets: or 954-418-6232
Saturday, November 20, 8:00 p.m.
Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold
Performing Arts Center
Lynn University, Boca Raton
Tickets: 561-237-9000
Sunday, November 21, 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church ("Pink Church"), Pompano Beach
Tickets: or 954-418-6232

Verdi's Requiem
With the Lynn Philharmonia
Albert-George Schramm, conducting
Thursday, March 24, 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral, Miami
Tickets: or 954-418-6232
Friday, March 25, 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale venue TBA
See for updates
Saturday, March 26, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 4:00 p.m.
Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold
Performing Arts Center
Lynn University, Boca Raton
Tickets: 561-237-9000
Fauré's Requiem and Pavane
With the Miami Symphony Orchestra
Eduardo Marturet, conducting
Saturday, April 30, 8:00 p.m.
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Florida International University, Miami
Tickets: or 305-275-5666
Sunday, May 1, 8:00 p.m.
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Tickets: or 305-275-5666
The Master Chorale of South Florida is South Florida's premier classical choral ensemble. The talented singers volunteer their time for the satisfaction of performing the most challenging choral repertoire at the highest artistic level in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
The Master Chorale of South Florida was formed to ensure that world-class concerts of major choral-orchestral works remain a part of South Florida's cultural fabric. Through innovative programming, artistic passion, and superb performances of the greatest music ever written, the Master Chorale of South Florida strives to foster feelings of joy and excitement in the hearts of audiences.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, by Funding Arts Broward, Inc (FAB!) and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Sunday, May 1, 2011
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.

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Event Title: Miami City Ballet
Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Miami City Ballet announces 25th Anniversary Season
From October 15th, 2010 through May 1st, 2011

Miami City Ballet's (MCB) milestone 25th Anniversary Season - the most exciting since its very first season - will feature a major Company Premiere in each of its four Programs - including Romeo and Juliet - and the return of the Opus One Orchestra to each of its Program I-IV performances. The 2010-2011 season runs October 15th, 2010 through May 1st, 2011 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The orchestra returns to MCB, after an absence of almost two years, courtesy of a $900, 000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge.
Program I features the Company Premiere of Jerome Robbins' Fanfare - a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II - a bright and goofy take on Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." This ballet premiered on the night of the Queen's coronation in 1953. Now it salutes the opening of MCB's 25th Anniversary Season and the return of live music with the Opus One Orchestra. Program I also features two George Balanchine pieces, the sensual Bugaku and breathtaking Theme and Variations.
The highlight of Program II is the Company Premiere of Twyla Tharp's Baker's Dozen, where she flings a dozen dancers onto the stage - hustling, spinning, shimmying, yet romantically inclined - to the irresistible stride piano of the immortal Willie "The Lion" Smith. This program also features Balanchine's dramatic La Sonnambula, the lively Western Symphony - plus a Pas de Deux TBA.
Program III spotlights Paul Taylor's Promethean Fire - a work that has been suggested as Taylor's response to 9/11. Set to Leopold Stokowski's magnificent orchestral transcriptions of Bach, it has been hailed as a masterpiece. Program III also includes Balanchine's high spirited Scotch Symphony and Tharp's jazzy Nine Sinatra Songs.
Program IV features the Company Premiere of John Cranko's acclaimed full-evening version of the world's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. The New York Times raves, "arguably the best dance treatment of Prokofiev's celebrated score."
The 25th Anniversary Season will also feature George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami and Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and, after a two- year absence, at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This delightful holiday family treat, complete with beautiful sets, lavish costumes and magical special effects, features a large cast of talented children from Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties on stage with MCB's international ballet stars.
Four-program subscription series are priced from $69 to $635; two-program "mini- subscriptions" are priced from $36 to $330. Single ticket prices for the repertory programs are $19 to $169, except for Program IV (Romeo and Juliet) which ranges from $20 to $175. Nutcracker™ ticket prices are $19.75 to $65 (discounted to$19 to $58 when ordered with a subscription package). To purchase subscription packages or single tickets, call Miami City Ballet Box Office at 305.929.7010 or toll-free 1.877.929.7010. Group Discounts (10 or more) are available by calling 305.929.7001 or toll-free 1.877.929.7001.
The Audrey Love Charitable Foundation is the 25th Anniversary Season presenter. Following is the season line-up, subject to change.
Program I
Fanfare (Robbins/Britten) - Company Premiere
Bugaku (Balanchine/Mayazumi)
Theme and Variations (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, October 15th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 16th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 17th at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, November 12th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m.and 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 14th at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, November 19th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 20th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 21st at 1 p.m.
Program II
La Sonnambula (Balanchine/Rieti)
Baker's Dozen (Tharp/Smith) - Company Premiere
Pas de Deux - TBA
Western Symphony (Balanchine/western tunes arr. Kay)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, January 7th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 8th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 9th at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, January 14th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 15th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 16th at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, January 28th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 29th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 30th at 1 p.m.
Program III
Scotch Symphony (Balanchine/Mendelssohn)
Promethean Fire (Taylor/Bach trans. by Stokowski) - Company Premiere
Nine Sinatra Songs (Tharp/Arlen, Mercer, Cahn, et al)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, February 11th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 12th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 13th at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 4th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 6th at 1 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 11th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 13th at 2 p.m.
Program IV
Romeo and Juliet (Cranko/Prokofiev) - Company Premiere

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
*Friday, March 25th at 7 p.m. (this is one hour earlier than usual)
Saturday, March 26th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 27th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 1st at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 3rd at 1 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 29th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 30th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 1st at 2 p.m.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 4th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5th at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 12th at 2 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 18th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19th at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Miami City Ballet Home Theater Addresses:

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Box office: 305.949.6722 or 1.866.949.6722
Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater
201 SW Fifth Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Box office: 954.462.0222
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Box office: 561.832.7469
MCB's Digital Season Brochure <>
Miami City Ballet

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Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm

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Where: Byron Carlyle Theater
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM EST
Sunday May 1st, 2011 @ 5pm
Puppet Theater/Teatro de Títeres:
Por el Monte Carulé, by Norge Espinosa
At The Byron Carlyle Theater

500 71 st, Miami Beach, FL
Journeying through the songs that made Bola de Nieve famous, this piece by Teatro de las Estaciones reinvents the life of Cuba's extraordinary piano man; coursing through the artist's memories and passions by way of a musical tapestry. Puppets and actors come together in an homage to Bola, to the Havana of his day, to the cabaret scene and the stages upon which he stood as an unrivaled protagonist. This work invites us to sing and dance alongside of this legendary artist, experiencing Cuba as he knew it - Cuba as a song unto itself.
In addition, the playwright will be giving a lecture illustrated with photographs and videos on the history of puppet theater in Cuba. The artists will also be conducting a puppet workshop for dhildren and adults. Both events are free and will be held at the CCE Miami.
Friday April 29, 2011 @ 8pm
Conference: Títeres en Cuba 1949 - 2011 - Puppets in Cuba, 1949 - 2011 by Norge Espinosa. FREE!
Saturday April 30, 2011 @ 11 am
Workshop for children and adults: Taller de Títeres para niños y adultos, 11am. FREE!

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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Sunday, May 1, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.

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