Artrageous Gallery ZiZi Zabaneh Opening in Village of Merrick Park 3/5/10

Middle East Meets Miami in Coral Gables to Open at Artrageous Gallery in the Village of Merrick Park.

Dance photographer ZiZi Zabaneh’s solo exhibition Dancers of the Ocean in Coral Gables opens at Artrageous Gallery in the Village of Merrick Park on Friday, March 5th with a “meet the artist” wine-and-cheese reception from 7-10 pm. The evening features an opportunity to speak with the artist, hear about her work and a raffle for an original photograph, performances by top professional Middle Eastern dancers from Belly Motions at 8:30pm, and live music by Arte Grooveau’s Band: “Project: Devil’s Advocate”. Both the show and the reception are free and open to the public. The Artrageous Gallery is located at 330 San Lorenzo Ave, #2305 (2nd floor next to Nordstrom) Coral Gables, Florida.

ZiZi Zabaneh is of Lebanese decent, born in Bogota, Colombia. A professional dance photographer, introduced to the world of dance in her early teens. As a professional Flamenco, Latin and Middle Eastern performer, instructor and choreographer, she decided to combine dance and photography, her two biggest passions. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications throughout the globe. ZiZi has earned recognition and respect in the photography field, her first photography exhibit “Capturing Movement Forever” was in April of 2006. Since then she has become one of the most sought after dance photographers. She is the organizer of Shoot Miami, a photography group with over 900 members. The group provides networking opportunities for professional photographers, semi-professional and enthusiasts in Miami, Florida. As a professional dancer with over 15 years of experience, she knows how to captures the beauty of movement that comes from each and every dancer.

“Dancers of the Ocean” A selection of the Middle Eastern part of her series of photographs that capture the beauty of dance combined with Miami’s beautiful beaches will be shown. Most of the pieces in the show will be available for purchase directly from the artist. The exhibit and show are made possible by Arte Grooveau.

For further information on the exhibit, call 305.496.0113, or visit Arte Grooveau’s website or ZiZi Zabaneh’s website at

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