We have worked very hard to bring you the best live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world! Take a look below at what we have in store for you..
“The stage becomes a Zen garden, and the dancers are polished stones placed harmoniously within it.” - Times Union
Contemporary choreographer, Kota Yamazaki (2007 Bessie Award winner), newest work (glowing) is inspired by the great modern day novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s essay In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows), which describes Japan’s appreciation of the refined beauty found in darkness and shadows, Yamazaki re-examines the fundamentals of butoh, the art form in which he received his training. In an unparalleled collaboration with African dancers, American architect Robert Kocik, lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann and Tokyo-based composer Kohji Setoh, six dancers will perform within a set constructed to evoke the soft lighting and dim interior of a traditional Japanese house.
This year’s program features the return of previously commissioned Here & Now artists, choreographers Liony Garcia and Ivonne Batanero as well as new work by performer Shira Abergel and composer Matthew Evan Taylor.
We are proud to present the amazing Creole Choir (formerly Group Vocal Desendan). Last presented in South Florida by MLP over a decade ago, The Creole Choir celebrates the history of their Haitian descendents enslaved to the Caribbean from West Africa. The Creole Choir’s ten remarkable singers come from Camagüey, Cuba’s third city, down towards the eastern end of the island and have nurtured music passed down in their families since the early 19th century. Co-presented with FUNDarte.
MLP premieres the conclusion of Miami-based performer Rudi Goblen's theatrical trilogy, delving into themes of love, suicide and belonging.
PET is an interactive physical theatre piece set in a support group meeting for ex-lovers/serial monogamist built from an array of interviews and shared experiences of the broken-hearted. Drawing from a repository of human emotions, fears, hopes, dreams and instincts; while forging a blend of movement, speech and actions to tell its stories - PET deals with the complexities of relationships, love, and lack thereof.
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