FUNDarte presents Miami On Stage: Knight New Works By Miami Artists 5/8/14-9/26/14

FUNDarte presents Miami On Stage: Knight New Works By Miami Artists
fundarte_MiamiOnStageEcard3_1May 8th and 9th
July 11th and 12th
July 19th and 20th
August 22nd and 23rd
September 26th

FUNDarte proudly presents new work by Miami artists commissioned by the Knight Arts Challenge Award for New Commissioned Works by The Knight Foundation. These cutting-edge projects showcase new creations by Miami artists in music, dance, film, and interdisciplinary performance, exploring diverse themes and disciplines that express the creative voices of our community.

Resonances, by Jose Luis Rodriguez
May 8th and 9th – On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium
July 19th and 20th – South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theater
Contemporary Flamenco guitarist and composer from Spain Jose Luis Rodriquez performs his dynamic new project Resonancias. The project includes a live performance of original guitar and electronic compositions by Jose Luis Rodriguez , featuring special guest artist Gustavo Matamoros, Alex Jordan on second guitar, and movement interventions by Niurca Marquez that at once instigate, incite, threaten, and invite Rodriguez to step outside of his comfort zone on stage. These are enveloped in the artistry of filmmaker Carla Forte and the dramaturgy and scenic design of Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient Alexey Taran, which functions as a living installation within the work.

A todo color, (work in progress) a documentary film by Randy Valdes
July 11th and 12th – On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium
This cutting-edge documentary, produced by fresh, new local media talent Randy Valdes, tells the story of how Cuban artists manage to disseminate their art and truths beyond the boundaries of Cuba. The piece explores the artists’ personal and creative journeys, how their influence defines the artistic language of the Cuban cultural Diaspora, and how each incorporates the influences of their newly adopted cultural environments into the ever-evolving phenomenon of world Cuban music.

Writing In Sand, by Carlos Caballero
August 22nd and 23rd – On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium
This experimental interdisciplinary performance invites local collaborators into a dialogue that explores themes of displacement, immigration, trauma, disability, personal crises, and assimilation as a mirror of Miami itself. The piece exposes how artists process and divulge their most pressing personal issues in a game of theatrical lottery, while providing a commentary on life in this multicultural city vis-à-vis the process of creation, artistic and emotional survival, and aesthetic self-development within Miami’s diverse artistic community.

Life is a Song – Yisel Duque in Concert –
September 26th – The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore
Singer-songwriter Yisel Duque’s on-stage performance is an explosion of raw intimacy with personalized rare melodies and rhythmic vestiges of Cuban and Brazilian movements. Yisel’s work is endowed with a rare labyrinth of soothing, intimate, and delicate cadence that grabs you and brings chills up your spine; ironically, at the same time, you’ll feel as though she is whispering her sultry and powerful voice directly into your ear. Yisel’s edgy yet delicate sounds are influenced by the musical worlds of Brazil’s Jobim, England’s Beatles, Cuba’s José Antonio Mendez, the classical music of Yo-Yo Ma, Alternative Rock’s Coldplay, Belgium’s Toots Thielemans, and Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald.

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