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“The Heritage Project” at Adrienne Arsht Center

September 3rd, 2021 No comments

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents

 

Free salon series returns with online and in-person discussions surrounding art and social justice in the Black community

Plus FREE Heritage Fest during Black History Month with in-person celebration of artists representing the African Diaspora in our community!

THE AFRO-LATINX MUSIC EXPERIENCE – PARTE DOS

An exploration into the evolution of Afro-Latinx music from the 1990s through today

October 20, 2021

black hollywood: imagery and perspectives

Dissecting the narrative and portrayals of Black people in film

January 19, 2022

RACE, INTIMACY, AND EXPRESSION IN DANCE

Exploring the intersectionality and overlapping identities of Black and indigenous dancers and choreographers who are part of the LGBTQAI+ community

February 5, 2022

caribbean dj: culture and influence

How DJs have influenced and shaped the music and party vibes of Caribbean culture

April 20, 2022

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of THE HERITAGE PROJECT for the 2021-2022 season, including the return of the third-annual HERITAGE FEST to celebrate Black History Month in February 2022.

The Heritage Project was created by the Arsht Center with a commitment to promote social equality and amplify Black voices during an important time in our nation’s history. Beginning in September 2020, the Center hosted free monthly online discussions, with topics including Songs of Freedom, Afro-Latinx Music Experience, Black Perspectives on the Great White Way, Black Street Art + Black Lives Matter, Black Greek Step & Marching Band Traditions, The Business of Show and Songs of Freedom THE REMIX. All past salons can be viewed here.

The Heritage Project is presented with generous support by Bank of America and additional support by OutClique Magazine.

The Arsht Center celebrates Black artists in our community through The Heritage Project’s salon series, annual festival and other special events throughout the season.

The Heritage Project is one of more than 10 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; Free Gospel Sundays, pairing Miami’s best gospel artists with nationally renowned gospel headliners; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami’s LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County’s diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.

The 2021-2022 season of The Heritage Project includes the following:

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: THE AFRO-LATINX MUSIC EXPERIENCE – PARTE DOS

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Online

The second season of our Heritage Project series kicks off with The Afro-Latinx Music Experience – Parte Dos. Part 1 of the discussion took place during our inaugural season, and the conversation will continue in October with Parte Dos, an exploration into the evolution of Afro-Latinx music from the 1990s through today. This talk will unpack the challenges of navigating the Afro-Latinx experience within the music industry while spotlighting salsa, reggaeton and hip-hop.

Watch The Afro-Latinx Music Experience here and RSVP here to join us for The Afro-Latinx Music Experience Parte Dos.

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: BLACK HOLLYWOOD: IMAGERY AND PERSPECTIVES

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Online

The Heritage Project’s Black Hollywood: Imagery & Perspectives will dissect the narrative and portrayals of Black people in films such as Birth of a NationLove Jones and Black Panther. Acclaimed panelists will look at a variety of tropes, clichés, themes and stereotypes from Black Hollywood’s beginnings through the present. RSVP for the virtual discussion will be available on October 18. Additional information here.

HERITAGE FEST 2022 

Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

FREE

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

Join us to uplift Black voices at our third annual Heritage Fest!

This free community event was designed to spotlight, celebrate and amplify artists representing the African Diaspora in our community. Heritage Fest 2022 presents an afternoon of free, fun-filled activities for the entire family. Enjoy performances by local artists, sample delicious bites from a variety of food vendors and jam to the beats pumping from the dance floor.

The full schedule for Heritage Fest 2022 will be announced soon. RSVP will be available on December 13. Additional information here.

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: RACE, INTIMACY, AND EXPRESSION IN DANCE

Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 5 p.m.

In-person and online

The Heritage Project’s Race, Intimacy and Expression in Dance discussion will delve into the intersectionality and overlapping identities of Black and indigenous dancers and choreographers who are part of the LGBTQAI+ community. We will identify structural systems of oppression and examine how experiences of marginalization and social injustices have influenced iconic choreography, while exploring those who shattered societal norms.

This salon will be presented in person in our Peacock Foundation Studio and online via Zoom. RSVP for both formats will be available on December 13. This salon is part of Heritage Fest 2022. Additional information here.

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: CARIBBEAN DJ CULTURE & INFLUENCE

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5 p.m.

In-person and online

The Heritage Project closes out its salon series for the season with Caribbean DJ Culture & Influence. This salon will explore how DJs have influenced and shaped the music and party vibes of Caribbean culture. It will discuss the rise of minority talent within the DJ industry, and explore how various island music like reggae, calypso, soca and kompa have influenced the music community.

This salon will be presented in person in our Peacock Foundation Studio and online via Zoom. RSVP for both formats will be available on February 3. Additional information here.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, in-person performances will be seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

To download high-resolutions versions of the photos above, click here.

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*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

AboutUs

Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

 Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.

“FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS” at Adrienne Arsht Center

August 14th, 2021 No comments

 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the

 

Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

 

Presents

 

Beloved series returns for its 15th anniversary season

featuring Miami’s best gospel artists alongside headliners

 

maurette brown clark

Multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award nominee

October 17, 2021

 

the kingdom choir

British gospel choir and guest performers at 2018 Royal Wedding

December 12, 2021

 

donnie mCclurkin

One of gospel’s best-selling artists of all time makes his

Free Gospel Sundays debut

March 27, 2022

with host

Calvin Hughes

WPLG Local 10 Anchor

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS for its 15th season. The series features Miami’s brightest gospel artists alongside gospel music’s biggest stars, and kicks off with MAURETTE BROWN CLARK on October 17, followed by THE KINGDOM CHOIR on December 12, and comes to a thrilling close with best-selling gospel superstar DONNIE McCLURKIN on March 27, 2022. WPLG Local 10 Anchor CALVIN HUGHES returns as host for the 2021-2022 season.

First-Access Passes for MAURETTE BROWN CLARK will be available beginning September 23 at noon. If this performance reaches capacity, there will be a virtual standby line. Details here.

FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS is one of more than 10 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; The Heritage Project, a free salon series and annual festival featuring panel discussions surrounding  performing arts and social justice in the Black community; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami’s LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County’s diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.

Now in its 15th season, the 2021-2022 season of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS series is made possible with the leadership support of Rodney and Michelle Adkins, as well as the generous support of the Green Family Foundation Trust, Baptist Health South Florida, The Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Wiener Charitable Foundation, the Friends of Free Gospel Sundays, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

The 2021-2022 season of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS includes the following performances*:

 

MAURETTE BROWN CLARK

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Multiple award winner MAURETTE BROWN CLARK is a gospel-music sweetheart. With four chart-topping albums, Clark remains true to her sound, grace and call.

With praise and worship anthems “I Just Wanna Praise You” and “One God,” along with heartfelt ballads “I Want God” and “It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over),” Clark encourages listeners worldwide.  In Philadelphia, she hosts The Maurette Brown Clark Show on FM radio from Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit maurettebrownclark.com.

 

THE KINGDOM CHOIR

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

London’s THE KINGDOM CHOIR first attracted the world’s attention when they performed their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” in front of a world-wide television audience of over two billion at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018. Since that infamous day the Choir’s infectious joy and spirit, matched only by their raw Gospel spiritual style, has taken them around the world including a debut North American tour in 2019 which took them to 29 cities including New York, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.

Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. The Choir’s recording of “Stand By Me” went straight to the top of the Billboard charts and they released a full length recording on Sony Music.

The Choir has performed and told their overnight success story through numerous media outlets including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s The Today Show, NPR’s All Things ConsideredThe Kelly Clarkson ShowThe New York Times and many more.

For more information, visit kingdomchoir.com.

First Access Passes for THE KINGDOM CHOIR will be available beginning November 11 at noon. Details here.

 

DONNIE McCLURKIN

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Three-time Grammy winner DONNIE McCLURKIN, known worldwide for his rich and powerful delivery, is far more than a gospel singer. The man behind multiplatinum and gold singles such as “Stand” and “We Fall Down” has a knack for performing songs with which others can identify.

Besides being one of the best-selling gospel artists in the history of the genre, the singer is the longtime host of The Donnie McClurkin Show, which draws over 5 million listeners in more than 70 radio markets, including London, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Nigeria.

For more information, visit donniemcclurkin.com.

First Access Passes for DONNIE McCLURKIN will be available beginning February 21 at noon. Details here.

A fourth performance will be announced at a later date.

 

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

AboutUs

Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.

 

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“An Evening with Gabrielle Union” at the ADRIENNE ARSHT

August 11th, 2021 No comments

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and the

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing

Arts of Miami-Dade County

present

 

an evening with gabrielle union

in conversation with dwyane wade

Actress, executive producer, activist, and bestselling author to celebrate the release of her newest book, You Got Anything Stronger?

 


September 18 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $42* – includes a copy of You Got Anything Stronger?

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

 

Miami, FL – August 10, 2021 – Books & Books (@booksandbooks), Miami Book Fair (@miamibookfair) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present AN EVENING WITH GABRIELLE UNION (@gabunion), in conversation with DWYANE WADE (@dwyanewade), on September 18 at the Center’s Knight Concert Hall. At this live, in-person event, Union will open up about everything from her surrogacy journey to navigating married life to aging and leveling up in your career, and will answer questions from the audience. This will be a memorable evening of conversation that will leave guests feeling empowered and inspired.

 

 Tickets to AN EVENING WITH GABRIELLE UNION are $42* and include a copy of her book, You Got Anything Stronger? (HarperCollins, $27.99). Tickets are available now and may be purchased through the Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 In her 2017 New York Times bestselling essay collection, We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True, Union demonstrated her incredible ability to unite readers all over with her insightful storytelling, honest observations and ability to start powerful conversations. In her new essay collection, You Got Anything Stronger?, Union has crafted even bolder and more revealing essays aimed at pushing the conversations even further. From opening up about her surrogacy journey to having Kaavia James Union Wade, to navigating married life once her husband retired from basketball, having a conversation with Isis (her character from Bring It On), to the darkness of depression and suicidal thoughts brought on by the hormonal shifts of aging, and the hollowness of the response of many in the entertainment community during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Gabrielle reveals it all.

“When you feel free enough to share in a real way, that’s where the true transformation and evolution happens, that’s where you build community and why I feel empowered to share these stories now. I hope readers are able to see and understand me and through these stories, see and understand parts of themselves,” said Union.

Gabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Union formed her production shingle “I’ll Have Another” in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that center marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. In August of 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand “Flawless by Gabrielle Union” for women with textured hair. The new and improved collection includes an array of options, affordably priced between $4 – $10, that empowers consumers to customize a regimen specific to their texture and style preferences. Prior to relaunching Flawless, Union learned of the disparities in the food space and joined Bitsy’s as a cofounder with the goal of making healthy, allergen- friendly, school-safe snacks that are accessible and affordable for all families regardless of their socioeconomic or geographical status. Union serves as a leader and advocate for inclusion in the entertainment industry. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence.

More information is available at www.HC.com/GabUnion.

About the Moderator:

DWYANE WADE played in the NBA from 2003 to 2019, primarily for the Miami Heat. He was selected as an NBA All-Star thirteen times, holds three NBA championships, and was named the 2006 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He is the Heat’s all-time leader in points, games, assists, and steals, and the NBA’s all-time leader for blocks by a guard. He is the New York Times bestselling author of A Father First. He lives with his wife Gabrielle Union, their daughter Kaavia, and his children from his previous marriage, Zaire and Zion.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

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World Premiere of “Birds of Paradise” at Adrienne Arsht Center

August 4th, 2021 No comments

Presents

 

 The World Premiere of

 

Birds of Paradise

 

Arsht Center Artist-in-Residence Pioneer Winter explores beauty and brilliance outside the mainstream

 

September 16-19, 2021

Tickets: $15, $40*

Carnival Studio Theater

 

       Gabriela Cruz in Birds of Paradise. Photo By WorldRedEye.com

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the world premiere of BIRDS OF PARADISE, a series of dance-based queer solo portraits and an ensemble piece which explore the themes of agency, survival and transformation. Created by the Arsht Center’s Artist-in-Residence Pioneer Winter (@pioneerwinter) and commissioned by the Arsht Center, BIRDS OF PARADISE confronts our notions of dance by exploring movement with people of varied physical ability, body type, gender identity, race, ethnicity and experiences. The new work features interwoven filmed and live dance performance and will be experienced in the round beginning in the Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater and ending in the Peacock Foundation Studio.

Tickets for BIRDS OF PARADISE are $40* and will be available beginning August 4 at noon. Tickets may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. In honor of the Arsht Center’s 15th birthday this season, $15 tickets will also be available as part of the Center’s “Sweet $15” program to make the arts accessible to all. Visit arshtcenter.org to learn more.

“I’m grateful to have developed Birds of Paradise in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center, and with such a powerful team of collaborators and performers,” said Pioneer Winter. “We honor and celebrate the enduring nature of queer and marginalized people to shape themselves into something that is desirable, vulnerable, fierce, and reborn at the same time. The pandemic made closeness, intimacy, and touch taboo. Isolation – an experience very familiar to the queer community – was pervasive. In this new context, we began to focus on the individual experiences that lead up to the moment you think you’ve fallen, is actually flight. The project itself was reborn, as a series of filmed solos honoring the voice of the individual.”

 

 

This world premiere performance marks the culmination of a two-year artist-in-residency program with Miami-based choreographer Pioneer Winter and Pioneer Winter Collective which began in December 2019. The partnership is the evolution of an ongoing collaboration between the Arsht Center and Winter that dates back nearly a decade. Winter was first invited in 2011 to choreograph for the Arsht Center’s Miami Made Festival. Since then, Winter has become one of the leading artistic voices to emerge from and extend beyond South Florida. He and his dance collective have performed in the Arsht Center’s annual CommuniTea Dance and Winter has served as an instructor for the Center’s AileyCamp Miami, Accessing the Arts and other arts education programs.

 

 

Established in 2016, Pioneer Winter Collective is a Miami-based, intergenerational and physically integrated dance-theater company, rooted in social practice and community, queer visibility and beauty beyond the mainstream. Described as avant-garde, experimental, fearless, and as diverse as Miami itself, the Collective democratizes performance through unexpected bodies in unexpected places, producing unexpected social change – powerful stories and voices that transform the cultural landscape.

 

 

“The Arsht Center is proud to commission an immersive, imaginative work like Birds of Paradise, and we are proud to support local artists like Pioneer Winter, who reflect the diversity and beauty of our community,” said Jairo Ontiveros, vice president of community engagement for the Arsht Center. “Being able to support local artists is incredibly important – particularly during the pandemic, when arts organizations have been severely impacted.”

 

 

BIRDS OF PARADISE was developed in collaboration with the performers: Frank Campisano, Gabriela Cruz, Josue Garcia, Niurca Márquez, Barbara Meulener, Katrina Petrarca, Lize-Lotte Pitlo, and Shamar Watt; the White Elephant Group media company; sound artist Juraj Kojš; and costume design by Chaplin Tyler.

BIRDS OF PARADISE was commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MAP fund, also supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support is provided by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its 2019 Knight Arts Challenge open call and Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ community foundation.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

 

 

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“SUMMERTIME” An Expression of Life

July 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Billed as the most inspirational movie of the year, the movie Summertime rocks with rhyme and reason. A bevy of artists insert their poetry, songs, art, dance, paintings and music for the dialogue and visuals to provide the feelings and diversity of the big city. The acting, direction and cinematography work in tandem to make the film their masterpiece. Read more…

Adrienne Arsht Center Presents COMMUNITEA DANCE

May 19th, 2021 No comments

The Center invites the community to close out National Pride Month with an intimate evening celebrating local LGBTQ+ music and dance

Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15*

Lynn Wolfson Stage inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House

Miami, FL – May 17, 2021 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of CommuniTea Dance, its annual LGBTQ+ Pride Month celebration, on Saturday, June 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For its fourth installment, CommuniTea Dance will be presented as a reimagined in-person event directly on the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House stage. Read more…

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Adrienne Arsht Center 10th Season Line-up

May 4th, 2021 No comments

 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announces

THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

OF THEATER UP CLOSE

 

in collaboration with Zoetic Stage and City Theatre

2021-2022 season includes a world premiere, two South Florida premieres and work from local playwrights!

 

Co-presentations with Zoetic Stage, also in its 10th season, include:

FRANKENSTEIN – South Florida Premiere!

A fresh adaptation of one of the great horror stories of all time

gringolandia – World Premiere!

A new play by Latina writer Hannah Benitez which explores the collision of two worlds

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

This Tony Award-winning musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, explores the affairs surrounding actress

Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her 

our dear dead drug lord – South Florida Premiere!

New York Times Critic’s Pick by Miami’s own Alexis Scheer.

Four teenage girls gather in a Miami tree house to summon the ghost of

Pablo Escobar in this pitch-black comedy

City Theatre returns to the 2021-22 Theater Up Close lineup with

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

A new twist on the classic tale, featuring a single actor relating the story of Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future

Five-show subscription packages are available now starting at the early bird rate of $169 until June 11

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to announce its lineup for the 10th anniversary season of THEATER UP CLOSE created in collaboration with Zoetic Stage (@ZoeticStageMIA) and City Theatre (@CityTheatreFL). The Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series returns with five extraordinary productions, including one world premiere and two South Florida premieres.

In just a decade, THEATER UP CLOSE has become a showcase for Miami actors and playwrights as well as an opportunity for the community to enjoy critically-acclaimed new work from around the country. The series has long reflected South Florida’s vibrant theater community by its ongoing collaborations with local theater companies Zoetic Stage and City Theatre, earning 42 Carbonell Awards and 112 nominations. The Center is proud to have presented a total of 52 productions with an almost entirely local cast and crew as part of the Theater Up Close series. The series has included 13 plays by local playwrights, 12 world premiere productions and 17 South Florida premiere productions since its inception.

“Now more than ever, it is imperative to showcase some of the incredible theater South Florida has to offer with the tenth anniversary of our award-winning THEATER UP CLOSE series,” said Liz Wallace, vice president of programming at the Arsht Center. “We are proud to have preserved most of the originally-scheduled THEATER UP CLOSE season shows, and we are so grateful to our artistic partners at Zoetic Stage and City Theatre for being able to safely bring back the irreplaceable experience of live theater for audiences to relish once again.”

The THEATER UP CLOSE series gratefully acknowledges the founding support of Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen.

 TICKETS

Five-show subscription packages are available now starting at the early bird rate of $169* until June 11. Packages after June 11 start at $194. Subscriptions can be purchased now through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Tickets for individual performances will be announced at a later date.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

Our focus continues to be on keeping our guests, artists and staff safe. We have implemented a series of new measures for everyone’s safety and peace of mind. All guests will be required to maintain their distance, wear a face covering and participate in a brief health screening. For more details about our new safety measures, visit here.

Programming for the 2021-2022 THEATER UP CLOSE SERIES includes the following:

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

FRANKENSTEIN – South Florida Premiere!

By Nick Dear

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

October 14 – 31, 2021

Includes nudity and violence

No intermission

One of the great horror stories of all time, Mary Shelly’s classic tale of gods and monsters  still fascinates two hundred years after its 1818 publication! First presented at the National Theatre in London, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Dear’s adaptation is highly theatrical and surprisingly relevant. Employing striking images and beautifully poetic language, the play explores the very nature of good and evil, brought to life with thrilling and heartbreaking results.

From the Creature’s first moments on stage, as he writhes naked out of an organic pod, the audience is swept into a breathtaking whirlwind of emotional storytelling through imagery and movement.

With daring and stylized staging, comes a humane, insightful retelling of the original story, focusing on the plight of the creature and his desperate journey to fit into a world that doesn’t want him. A theatrical event like none other.

 

City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center present

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Tom Mula

Directed by Margaret M. Ledford

December 2 – 19, 2021

’Tis the season to celebrate with a “spirited” holiday classic! Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol is, of course, spun off from Charles Dickens’ beloved ghostly tale. But in this marvelous theatrical retelling, the redemption story shifts from mean, old Ebenezer Scrooge to his former business partner, the long-dead, hilariously bitter, chains-rattling ghost, Jacob Marley.

Jacob Marley’s miserable afterlife has been stretching on forever when, on Christmas Eve, he earns a chance to change his fate — if he can change the unrepentant Ebenezer Scrooge! Like the desperate apparition he is, Marley drags a terrified Scrooge from his bed into his worst nightmare as the two old frenemies journey into the past, present and future.

Tom Mula adapted his own novella based on the familiar story to create his now popular play. Audiences will delight in the surprising twists and turns of the storytelling, and the inspired tour de force of one actor magically transforming into 18 roles. In a production that is intimate and spectacular, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol is spooky fun and a festive treat that makes for “a splendid and invigorating evening” (The Chicago Tribune).

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

GRINGOLANDIA, A CUBAN JOURNEY** – World Premiere!

By Hannah Benitez

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

January 13 – 30, 2022

Includes nudity

No intermission

Accompanied by his millennial children, a Cuban man returns to the country from which he escaped 50 years ago on a quest to recover a precious family heirloom. Together, the family embarks on a journey of closure, truth, and cultural connection.

Through a series of misadventures with funny and fascinating locals, Carlos, Michi and Danny find themselves in a place frozen in time, but surprisingly familiar. “GringoLandia” promises to be a uniquely theatrical experience with live music and video. A mixed-media-event that will transport audiences to the beautiful, yet heartbreaking, island that is so close, and so far away.

Hannah Benitez is a fresh and vital voice emerging in the world of theater. Benitez was recently listed as one of the playwrights to watch from American Theatre Magazine.

This fascinating new play is by this gifted young Latina playwright explores the collision of two worlds, and the importance of accepting our past in order to move into the future. Once again, Zoetic Stage takes great pride in finding and presenting exciting new work by local writers.

 

Adrienne Arsht Center and Zoetic Stage present

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC**

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

March 17 – April 10, 2022

One 12-minute intermission

This beloved Sondheim musical explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who desire her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles, affecting everyone around them. As fresh today as when it first appeared on stage, this musical masterpiece explores class, fidelity and the human condition with humor, warmth and elegance.

Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it first appeared on Broadway in 1973, starring Glynis Johns and Len Cariou. It went on to win 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, and has since played in theaters around the world.

Hailed by The New York Times as “Sophisticated and Enchanting,” this now classic includes some of Sondheim’s most lush and beautiful music including “The Miller’s Son,” “A Weekend in the Country” and the chart-topping “Send in the Clowns.”

Zoetic Stage continues its relationship with the work of Stephen Sondheim after mounting four critically acclaimed productions of his work. “Assassins,” “Passion,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Sweeney Todd” played to sold out audiences and collectively garnered 29 Carbonell Award nominations, winning a total of 7 awards, including Best Musical for “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Assassins.”

 

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD – South Florida Premiere!

By Alexis Scheer

Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo

May 5 – 22, 2022

Includes violence

New York Times Critic’s Pick by South Florida’s own Alexis Scheer. In this fierce, pitch-black comedy, four teenage girls gather in a Miami tree house to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or just each other? Whiplashing back and forth between laugh out loud humor and stop-you-in-your-tracks drama, this wicked new play explores the darkest corners of the human heart.

Last season, “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” enjoyed a highly successful, extended run Off-Broadway, a co-production of Second Stage and WP Theater. Theatre Scene called the play “the work of a born playwright and a unique new voice.” Scheer is a Miami native and New World School of the Arts alum. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and MFA in Playwriting from Boston University.

Intimate in nature, yet universal in its ability to explore the need to connect, the play is an unflinching and powerful reminder of what it means to be human. As it races to its startling conclusion, audiences will be left catching their breath. A rollercoaster ride through the dark and dangerous mind of the modern American teenage girl by gifted Miami playwright.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.
**Postponed from the 2019-20 Theater Up Close season.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

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ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW IN-PERSON AND ONLINE PERFORMANCES

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ANNOUNCES NEW IN-PERSON AND ONLINE PERFORMANCES THROUGH MAY 2021

Electric Piquete, Sol and The Tribu, art-making classes for kids and a new partnership with Nite Owl Theater!

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce a new lineup of in-person and online events and performances which will be presented as part of the Center’s Interlude. The performances include a fresh lineup of local artists performing as part of the Center’s Live on the Plaza series, art-making workshops for kids, as well as ongoing Arsht on the Road pop-up performances throughout Miami-Dade County.

In-person events at the Arsht Center will be safely distanced and conducted according to CDC and local health guidelines. Guests can expect touchless digital ticketing, wellness screenings and temperature checks prior to entry, face coverings over the mouth and nose required for all attendees except when in their designated dining location, and light bites and beverages for purchase, delivered directly to your seat (select performances only).

Newly announced in-person and online performances and events are as follows*:

Arsht Center Nite Owl Drive-In

The Sound of Music – Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Fantasia – Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $40 (includes $19.90 credit for concessions)

Nite Owl Theater – 1400 NE 1 Avenue

The Arsht Center is proud to announce a partnership with Nite Owl Drive-In.  Beginning in April, come see family-friendly movie musicals on the big screen – from classic to contemporary.  Join us twice each month on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. at Miami’s newest drive-in destination.

For more information, and the complete movie line-up, click here.

 

Electric Piquete, Live on the Plaza

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Thomson Plaza for the Arts (Outdoor)

Latin funk outfit Electric Piquete were named “Best Latin Band” by Miami New Times in 2009 and 2015. Their influences are as diverse as the Miami region that birthed them, ranging from rock to jazz spiced with everything in between: funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B. Performing mostly instrumental music, Electric Piquete’s tight rhythm section, heavy percussion and melodious horns are also accompanied by vocals and rapping on a few songs. Their repertoire of original compositions is well-versed in Latin and jazz standards, inspired by artists ranging from Herbie Hancock to Mongo Santamaría. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Sol and The Tribu, Live on the Plaza

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Thomson Plaza for the Arts (Outdoor)

Sol and The Tribu is a musical group of Cuban musicians that blends traditional Caribbean music and modern technology with a distinct Miami twist. As ambassadors of The New Miami Sound, they pride themselves on what makes Miami “The Magic City” with its blend of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk.

The band is led by Grammy nominated international recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, Sol Ruiz. Hailing from Miami, she sings and writes in her native tongue, Spanglish, and has toured in Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. Sol has also been a featured performer in an indie opera developed and produced by the LA Philharmonic and Beth Morrison Projects.

Their most recent EP, Positive Vibration Nation, released in Fall 2020, was created during the Coronavirus quarantine. Conceptually, it encourages positive thinking and is an uplifting portrait of the band in times of uncertainty. Sol and The Tribu was also a recipient of the Arsht Center’s Heart of Art commissioning award for their “Corona Conga Online” video in 2020. Watch it here.

For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Pour Your Art Out: Mosaic Art

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Peacock Foundation Studio (Indoor)

 This interactive art workshop will begin with a brief overview of the basics of mosaics and take a look at the various methods,approaches and possibilities of mosaic making. Guests will learn how to use the direct tile method to make their own creative mosaics. Recommended for ages 5+.

Every child will receive an art kit upon arriving. One guardian admission is complimentary with each paid child admission of $15. Each child and guardian group will be seated at their own table. For tickets and more information, click here.

Pour Your Art Out: Batik Art

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Peacock Foundation Studio (Indoor)

Join batik artist Munirah Rimer of Teratai Malaysia for a 60-minute batik-painting workshop. Participants will create a batik handkerchief (choice of four designs) while learning about batik from around the world.

Every child will receive an art kit upon arriving. One guardian admission is complimentary with each paid child admission of $15. Each child and guardian group will be seated at their own table. For tickets and more information, click here.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

Our focus continues to be on keeping our guests, artists and staff safe. We have implemented a series of new measures for everyone’s safety and peace of mind. All guests will be required to maintain their distance, wear a face covering and participate in a brief health screening. For more details about our new safety measures, visit here.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

 

About Us

Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 50,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.

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