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Saturday, May 14, 2011
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Brian Gefen: The Dee Dee and Jack Wedding
Please join us for the opening reception this Friday May 13th, 6-9pm, celebrating the solo show by Brian Gefen.
The exhibition will run from May 13, 2011 - June 4, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, May 14, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
"Each painting in my narrative series is a theatrical moment in the saga of the warring clans of Development of Power and Untitled Creatures. The exhibit illustrates a romantic incident in the lives of two main characters: Tatiana Dee Dee and Helmet Jack."
- Brian Gefen, April 2011
Also on view until June 4:
Paul Myoda: Glittering Machines
Brookhart Jonquil: Never Odd or Even
Dorsch Gallery is also pleased to present:
List of works; a reason to survey
A performance by 3PQ in the garden, May 14, in the evening during the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 St
Miami, FL 33127
Hours: Tue-Sat, 12-5

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 14, 2011
May 10 to 14
Haitian Heritage Art Exhibit
A celebration of Haitian Heritage Month features an exhibit of artwork by Louis Rosemond, Bermy Dorval and Jean Robert Jeanty. An opening reception on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8PM is free and open to the public

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Event Title: La Fille Mal Gardee
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami's "La Fille Mal Gardee" Premiere Performance
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, 5:00 p.m.
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. 1700 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach FL, 33139
Tickets: Tickets by phone: 1.800.745.3000 Theater box office: 305.673.7300
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Artistic Director Pedro Pablo Penand American Airlines will present the premiere of the full length ballet La Fille Mal Gardee starring Cuban Principal Dancers Lorena Feijoo and Rolando Sarabia / Fernanda Oliveira and Arionel Vargas from the English National Ballet (dancing in Miami for the first time), with fabulous sets and costumes from the Russian Grand Kirov performance and also "Paquita Suite."
La Fille Mal Gardee is a full length French ballet in two acts with choreography and libretto by Dauberval. It is one of the most perfectly constructed ballets of the 20th century, with its seamless mix of humor and tenderness, classical dance, and mime. There will be a short lecture about the history of classical ballet before the performance. A Question and Answer session will follow the performance for students to interact with professional dancers and learn to appreciate this form of art motivating them to attend ballet performances in the future.
Founded in January 2006, The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami's main objective of showcasing recently exiled Cuban principal dancers as well as those already residing in Miami. Its mission is to promote and preserve the spectacular tradition of the world renowned school of Cuban classical ballet; to develop future career classical dancers; and to ensure that the organization achieves an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in America. The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami represents the true essence of the classical ballet, and wishes to be recognized nationally and internationally for its high technical standards, artistic integrity and unwavering commitment to present the very best in classical ballet.
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami has developed a relationship with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Knight Foundation to participate in their educational initiative giving students a cultural field experience. More than 2,000 children from grade 7 will experience La Fille Mal Gardee full-length ballet dress rehearsal on May 13, 2011 at the theater.
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami

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Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.

Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.

by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.

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Where: Myra Galleries
Saturday, May 14, 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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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Saturday, May 14, 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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Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (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. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

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Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
May 13th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 14th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 15th, at All Saints Episcopal Church
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra team up with award winning playwright, Laura Schellhardt, for the world premiere of a new interpretation of Henry Purcell's King Arthur. Singers, instrumentalists, and a narrator will bring this Arthurian tale to life! It's a world premier event you won't want to miss! Reserve your tickets today!

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Saturday, May 14, 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: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The world of dance takes over South Florida when Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida welcomes dancers from Germany, Poland, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Japan to the International Young Dancers Festival.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the Direction of Vladimir Issaev is welcoming more than 60 dancers from different countries, who along with 40 local dancers will participate in the VIII International Young Dancers Festival.
The festival will include Master Classes in different styles of dance, from Ballet, to Modern, Character dance, Israeli dances and Flamenco, and a series of lectures and conferences about dance aimed at dance students and professions alike. The Festival will culminate with three performances of three different programs.
The dancing groups will bring an eclectic repertoire: from Classical Ballet including pieces such as excerpts of Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Diana & Acteon, Paquita, Don Quixote, Markitanka, Pas de Dix from Esmeralda; to a wide range of trends between Contemporary pieces, such as Piazzola's Style by Natteri, and Modern pieces from Poland and Denmark, and a beautiful showcase of Folkloric pieces from Mexico, Peru, and Polish Folk dances.
Additionally to Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida the participants groups are Ballet Fouette from Poland , Odense City Ballet from Denmark, Michiko Matsumoto Ballet from Japan, Ballet Doris Topete from Guadalajara, Mexico, Escuela Nacional Superior de Ballet from Peru and the Ballet "Pirouette" from Germany. Special guests include dancer Yoshie Oshima, formerly with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and now with Eugene Ballet, Pianist Waldo Diaz and Cellist Michael Andrews, who will be accompanying ballerina Lisa Maltseva, member of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, formerly with the Mariinsky Balelt (Kirov).
This is not a competitive festival but a thrilling international dance festival by excellent troupes that are enthusiastic about sharing the excitement of their culture. These performances are alive, with top-notch dancers with a very impressive program. They eagerly absorb our culture while staying with gracious host families. You will be sure to find their enthusiasm on stage contagious and exciting.
With the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Broward County Cultural Division and individual donors, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida invites you to attend this celebration of music and dance and share their heritage and culture.
Performances will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Saturday, May 14 at the Julius Littman Theater in North Miami Beach and at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are only $25. For information you can call 305 948 4777 or go to their website

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Where: Bicentennial Park
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday, May 14: 13th Annual Haitian Compas Festival (Bicentennial Park)
Harmonik, T Vice, Djakout, Carimi, Kreyol La, Nu Look, Disip, Zenglen, Jahnesta, and more.
Tickets: / Information: 786-251-7392 & 305-945-8814

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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Jimenez Deredia
May 6 - June 3, 2011
Reception: Friday, May 6, 7-10 pm
550 Biltmore Way Suite 111 Coral Gables FL 33134
T: 305.648.3007 | E: | <>

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Event Title: Family Fest
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Family Fest
Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza
and John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announces the dynamic and diverse lineup for the 2010-2011 season of FAMILY FEST, a season-long celebration of family-friendly programming featuring local artists and internationally-acclaimed acts. All presented completely free for the South Florida community to enjoy - nearly 14,000 community members have enjoyed FAMILY FEST to date. Each FAMILY FEST includes an array of outdoor activities and workshops, plus a free indoor presentation in the Adrienne Arsht Center's magnificent John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Returning for the third consecutive year, FAMILY FEST launches in November 2010, and continues through May 2011 with festivities for the entire family!
FAMILY FEST is generously sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, as part of the organization's community-driven mission, as well as the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
"Family Fest represents our vision and mission coming alive - children, families, and South Floridians of all walks of life converging on the Adrienne Arsht Center - Miami's new town square," said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. "When our plaza is filled with families and our Knight Concert Hall is filled with young people, the inspiring, transformational power of the performing arts beats a powerful rhythm through our campus and our city."
Each FAMILY FEST begins at 11:30 a.m. on the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza with free entertainment on the plaza stage, make-and-take crafts, face-painting, and a variety of kid-centered workshops throughout the Center's campus. The fun moves indoors at 2 p.m. with a free, headlining performance in the Knight Concert Hall, showcasing world-class entertainment specifically designed to delight and inspire young people and their families.
The 2010-2011 FAMILY FEST lineup is as follows:
November 6, 2010

Join us for an afternoon of rock music for kids with 2010 Grammy Award nominee MILKSHAKE. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, MILKSHAKE is a band on a mission - to make great rock music for kids! Mathews and Gehl garnered critical praise during their decade-long run with the indie rock group Love Riot, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television. Now in their second chapter as kid-centered artists, MILKSHAKE has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft, or their authentic rock & roll spirit. Milkshake's colorful, energetic videos have been featured on Nick Jr., PBS KIDS, and Discovery Kids, and now they bring their unique brand of rock 'n roll to South Florida!
This first FAMILY FEST of the season will also feature a spotlight on Miami artists performing on the plaza stage. The Spanglish Wrangler brings his bilingual song set to the city that loves a sing-a-long. Children are in for a toe-tapping lesson in español with this terrific acoustic performer. Live! Modern School of Music features the next generation of rock 'n roll stars on stage - elementary school-aged kids on drums, guitar, and bass will rock the crowd with pint-sized swagger! Delou African Dance Ensemble presents an explosive performance with West African dancers and drummers in a celebration of traditional African dance, music, and culture.
January 15, 2011

In a spectacular display of color, movement, and music, the 38-member Brazilian troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs slave dances, capoeira, samba, and carnival dances of African origins. Fasten your seat belts and get set for one of the most explosive and exuberant music and dance shows you will ever experience.
March 26, 2011

The acclaimed local MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT (MMP) was founded in 2008 by world-renowned conductor James Judd, former music director of the Florida Philharmonic. MMP is a classical music ensemble with a focus on education and community engagement, and presents this exciting concert featuring MMP professionals and local youth orchestra musicians in a program titled Rhythms of the World. This unique, interactive orchestra performance for all ages is equally fun and educational.
May 14, 2011
TERRANCE SIMIEN's Creole for Kidz & The History of Zydeco

A fierce champion of his native Creole culture and zydeco music, Grammy Award-winning TERRANCE SIMIEN & The Zydeco Experience band presents a gumbo-flavored performance showcasing the rich, rural music tradition of the French speaking Creoles of south Louisiana. The music that was born in St. Landry Parish- the "World Capital of Zydeco Music" deep in Creole country where Simien is from- will take Miami by storm with its infectious rhythms and down home soul. SIMIEN has performed for audiences of all ages, all over the globe for more than 27 years.
Visit for up-to-date information for details and schedules.

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Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps Makes Its South Florida
Debut at the Miracle Theatre

It's fast-paced, nonstop laughter as Actors' Playhouse takes on the master of suspense!
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of merry mayhem and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, hilarious whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! In this two-time Tony Award winner, a cast of four hilariously reenacts over 150 eccentric characters from Hitchcock's 1935 film thriller using just a few props, split-second quick changes, and plenty of theatrical ingenuity.

In The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, an average man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death- defying finale. A riotous blend of brilliant performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of nonstop laughs and Hitchcock's special brand of romance, intrigue and espionage. The longest running comedy on Broadway, The 39 Steps is perfect for audiences of all ages.

Actors' Playhouse is proud to team up with The Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers to bring their co production of The 39 Steps to the Miracle Theatre. Directed by Orlando Shakes' Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, the Actors' Playhouse production of The 39 Steps will feature Michael Frederic (Theatre for a New City: Night Over Taos [directed by Estelle Parsons]; The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Irish, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in New York) as Hannay, Brad DePlanche (Orlando Shakes: A Tuna Christmas, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night?s Dream) as Clown 1, Brandon Roberts (Orlando Shakes: Kiss Me Kate, Oz, As You Like It) as Clown 2, and Deanna Gibson (Florida Rep: Boeing Boeing, Almost, Maine; Riverside Theatre: Doubt, Blithe Spirit) as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.

The experienced production team for The 39 Steps consists of talents from all three theatres including Scenic Designer Ray Recht, Costume Designer Denise R. Warner, Lighting Designer Patrick Tennent, and Sound Design by Britt Sandusky, adapted for the Actors' Playhouse production by Alexander Herrin.

The 39 Steps begins previews on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. The show will open Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. and play through June 5, 2011. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $35. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $40, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $48. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.

Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at

This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, with Support of the City of Coral Gables, and by the following sponsors: Comcast and NBC 6.

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Event Title: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Audrey Love Gallery
Common Threads
Opening Reception Friday, May 13 7-10pm
Common Threads is an exhibition that focuses on the properties and functionalities of textures and fibers and their application in contemporary art.
Exhibiting artists explore various textures and patterns through labor intensive processes to create innovative, contemporary work rooted in traditional fiber materials, techniques and structures.
Exhibiting Artists
Regina Jestrow
Colleen Kelley
Natasha Middagh
Hugo Patao
Bianca Pratorius
Rosaria Pugliese
Carrie Sieh
Project Room: An installation by guest fiber artist Jonathan Rockford
Exhibition on view through June 1st, 2011

Friday, May 13th as we close out the season with two new exhibitions, a live jazz performance by Nestor Torres, authentic and organic German food from Roland's Food Bike, and open studios by over 65 artists. The event starts at 7:00pm, free parking.
Please see the information below regarding our new exhibitions.
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Sreet
Wynwood Arts District

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Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Fri. 5/13 at 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 pm;
Sat. 5/14 at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00 pm;
Sun. 5/15 at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 pm;
Mon. 5/16 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Tue. 5/17 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Wed. 5/18 at 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 5/19 at 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 pm.

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Where: Locust Projects
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Intuitive Collaborative Dance Performance with Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter
Saturday, May 14th, 7-10pm
Through June 18th
Friday, May 13th, 6:30pm
Conversation with the artists

Conceived specifically for Locust Projects, Brooklyn-based artists Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter will present an intuitive dance performance and a didgeridoo revue.

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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Saturday, May 14, 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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Event Title: Tenor Russell Thomas
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Miami
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Renowned Tenor Russell Thomas
Orchestra Miami
5/14, 8 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Miami
Miami, FL

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