Bombillo is Miami Light Project and Pauer Studios' Second Saturday music party extravaganza! Join us each month at The Light Box as we jam out with world renowned DJ, Producer and Electropico Genius, Mr. Pauer, along with special guests from around the globe. Bombillo- an electric and unforgettable celebration of sound, light, art and life. www.mrpauer.comm
Miami Light Project presents the world premiere of its latest commission by Edinburgh Fringe First award-winning actor, director, and playwright, Teo Castellanos! Third Trinity, written and performed by Teo Castellanos, with direction and dramaturgy by 2013 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Tarell Alvin McCraney, is based on the real events of Teo Castellanos' early life. Third Trinity tells a unique story of Puerto Rican Nationalism, the Drug wars of the late 1980s and the timeless tale of brotherhood. Three young boys - one dark, one light, one clearly "an artist" - all three decidedly Puerto Rican begin an uncanny journey into drug cartels, federal prison, political dissonance, and the theater. www.teocastellanos.com
Take a step forward and discover the new tech narrative at Filmgate Interactive, February 1st through 8th, 2015. Bringing together transmedia's leading international creators, thinkers and practitioners from across the fields of dance, film, tech, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and live events, Filmgate 2015 will celebrate the latest ideas and innovations of modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices through screenings, interactive exhibits, dance performances, creative labs and educational talks. For more information visit: www.film-gate.org
Rude Mechs is an ensemble-based theatre company that operates with a full company of 28 members. They create original plays that they produce in Austin, Texas, and tour both nationally and internationally. Inspired by evolutionary biology, the Brontës, and LARP** communities, Now Now Oh Now immerses the participants in an interactive puzzle reflecting on the challenges of navigating a world driven by competition, pleasure and random events. A triptych tribute to everyone's inner geek, Now Now Oh Now embodies Rude Mechs' desire to create a more tangible, social, active, and personal experience for the audience. www.rudemechs.com/shows
The music is back! Join us for the 8th Annual Global Cuba Fest, an annual celebration of the best musicians from the Cuban diaspora. This year, Global Cuba Fest includes one of contemporary Cuban music's most dynamic new artists Yissy Garcia y Bandancha, Omar Sosa, one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today, and Volcán opening the Fest!
In the current landscape of Cuban Jazz it is unusual to find a female musician as the leader of a new artistic project; hence the vision of Yissy is particularly alluring. She offers a fresh interpretation of young trends in jazz on the Island by combining her compositions with electronic beats and using a DJ in the musical performances of her band. www.suenacubano.com/yissy
Nu Deco Ensemble launches with an energizing performance at Wynwood's own Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Experience the music of Adam Schoenberg, Chris Rogerson, Paul Dooley, Andy Akiho, and Daft Punk. The concert will also feature a special collaborative performance with Miami's own Afrobeta!
Based in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues.
Choreographer/dancer Shaneeka Harrell + fellow "made-in-Dade" collaborators present a dance, music and poetry performance that pays homage to Miami as a place for personal transformation.
Inspired by Muhammad Ali's early days in Miami as Cassius Clay, the performance includes choreography by Harrell, a new score by DJ Le Spam, graphic and set design by Josieu Jean, and theatrical direction by Teo Castellanos.
Cassius Clay lived and trained in Miami Beach in the early 60s in preparation for his fight against Sonny Liston, a fight Clay won to become Heavyweight Champion of the World for the first time. Soon after, Clay, already known for the poetic quality of his speech, converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, angering a white American audience that had seen him as an alternative to the former felon and mob-backed Liston. Was Miami the place where Clay began the process of becoming Ali?
For updates on this project and to see updates and videos, visit the Cassius blog.
Omar Sosa is a musician extraordinaire composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator, communicator. His Afro-Cuban based mix of jazz and world music is broadly expressive - full of power and passion, subtlety and grace. In 2003, Mr. Sosa received a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates for his contribution to the development of Latin jazz in the United States. www.omarsosa.com
Miami Light Project's signature commission program for Miami-based artists, Here & Now, returns for its 16th annual presentation! Here & Now: 2015 will feature newly commissioned work from Miami's freshest and most exciting emerging artists, who are working across disciplines to define contemporary performance in Miami. www.miamilightproject.com/herenow
Miami Light Project presents the World Premiere of our latest commission with Rosie Herrera, Cookie's Kid. In recent years, Rosie Herrera, a Cuban-American dancer, choreographer, and classically trained lyric coloratura soprano, has emerged as one of Miami's leading choreographers. Cookie's Kid is a solo dance work choreographed and danced by Rosie Herrera that explores what is inherited in our bodies. Using iconography ranging from La Lupe, to Chuck Norris, to Walter Mercado, she explores how these idols from our past are connected within a theme of rebellion, strength, and vulnerability. Co-commissioned by Dance Place, Washington DC and Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawaii. www.rosieherrera.com
Miami Light Project's Friends Dinner is not to be missed! Annually, we gather together with Friends to celebrate the work of Miami Light Project while raising funds that offer direct support for our artistic programs and outreach activities. Great food and drink combined with surprise guest artists and outrageous performances – mark your calendar now for Dinner With Friends.
Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new! Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found. Presented by Miami Light Project, and in Miami for the first time in its 27 year history, Bang on a Can will allow the audience to experience the excitement of the innovation and breadth of vision and sound! www.bangonacan.org
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