March 22, 2023

Miami Cultural Highlights For Your 2022 Listing


Trying to plan your cultural calendar for 2022? You’ll wish to take a critical learn of  these very particular, distinctive packages within the performing arts Miami  (dance, music and theater) for the following 15 months.They’re the winners of grants within the new AWARE program of the Funding Arts Community (FAN),  a not-for-profit group of which I’m proud to be a member. FAN is devoted to the cultural enrichment of Miami Dade County residents by offering funds by means of grant assist. In addition to these particular AWARE packages, the entire organizations have ongoing performances, some as early as later this week,  that you simply’ll wish to take a look at. There’s a hyperlink to all of the websites on the group’s identify.


AWARE is an initiative celebrating FAN’s 25th anniversary. Standing for Inventive Works Addressing and Rethinking Fairness, this system’s grants Initiative goal to advance thrilling, probing performing and/or visible arts work that explores or displays problems with fairness. Right here’s the listing and brief description of the six winners. Because the works are nonetheless in growth, with the primary premiering this Spring, efficiency dates are projected. Examine the respective web sites for updates on the performances/packages.


performing arts miami, miamicurated



Dimensions Dance Theatre – Doable: Creativeness Is the Root of Change. POSSIBLE is a radical initiative designed to problem each dancers’ and audiences’ mindsets. The “exploratory” world premiere of a dance work choreographed by NYC neighborhood and humanities chief William Ervin,  options curated workshops, and digital elements produced by native filmmaker Stephanie Perez.  POSSIBLE hopes to maneuver ballet in South Florida towards larger inclusivity and equitability. Spotlighting artists from underrepresented communities and illuminating tangible “prospects” for numerous twenty first century dancers inside an age-old artform, POSSIBLE goals to encourage dialog, creativeness, and exploration. The aim is to proactively rewrite conventional biases and stifling trade doctrines.

See also  Marvelous Morikami

Location:South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Middle Lab Theater.

Projected Date: March 2023




MDC Dwell Arts Miami -Haint Blu. Haint Blu is a site-specific new work created by acclaimed dance collective City Bush Girls that takes audiences on an immersive dance-theater journey all through the Historic Hampton Home. It explores the actions, histories, and tales of Brownsville neighborhood elders and ancestors. Named after the colour utilized by Southern households to color their entrance porches to thrust back dangerous spirits, Haint Blu displays on cross-generational loss and restoration in Black communities whereas creating actionable pathways for therapeutic and regeneration.

Location: Historic Hampton Home

Projected Date:  March 2023

Extra Performing Arts Miami:

performing arts miami, miamicurated

Martha/Mary Live shows – Baroque Jazz MembershipIn Miami! Native, nationwide and worldwide jazz greats will carry out nice jazz within the Merced Plaza on the Corpus Christi Church Campus in Allapattah. The historic Chapel facade shall be specifically lit, beckoning all to share the spirit.The primary live performance on the plaza is deliberate for the spring of 2022. Artists and collaborators embrace Sammy Figueroa, Brian Potts, Nestor Torres, Emmet Cohen, Cynthia Bague, Giselle Rios; advisers embrace Frank Cooper (for the Baroque sensibility), Shelly Berg and Julio Bague of peermusic.

Location: Merced Plaza on the Corpus Christi Church Campus in Allapattah

Take a look at my overview on the unbelievable La Merced Chapel.

Projected Date: Spring 2022, Spring 2023


performing arts miami, miamicurated

Miami Mild Challenge – F.Punk Junkies by Teo Castellanos D-Tasks. F.Punk Junkies by Teo Castellanos D-Tasks, with choreography by Augusto Soledade, is an ensemble-driven dance theater piece that brings the Teo Castellanos DProjects firm’s continued growth of “AfroRican Punk” aesthetic to the forefront, breaking away from conventional Eurocentric proscenium theater and returning to the ritual and interactive efficiency circle. It’s carried out by an all-Black and Latinx firm – honoring the elders within the artist neighborhood and cultivating the following era of artists within the course of.

See also  A Photograph Gallery: Miami Artwork Week 2022

Location: Miami Theater Middle

Projected Date: Fall 2022



Murray Dranoff Basis – Jazz within the Americas: Music and Artists of the Black African Diaspora By way of the Lens of Separation and Synthesis. Dranoff 2 Piano, along side The Betsy Resort, will current a weeklong efficiency and cultural competition on the affect that the music, track and devices of African slaves – particularly dance rhythms – had on the event of jazz and different regional music genres within the Americas. Performances will match musicologists with historians in discussions in regards to the arrival of African music within the Americas and Miami’s personal historical past – from segregated Bahamian Black Grove to Overtown, the McDuffie riots, and Miami Sound’s beginnings in traditionally Black schools. It is going to mix Cuban and Caribbean jazz concert events from ragtime to reggae to the Afro widespread. The competition will embrace a minimum of two ensemble concert events and several other efficiency, historical past, and video multimedia packages.

Location: The Betsy Resort

Projected Date: March 2022, March 2023


Seraphic Hearth – The Artwork of Protest .Lastly within the listing of grant winner in performing arts Miami, Seraphic Hearth will current The Artwork of Protest, that includes newly commissioned preparations of protest songs from diverse cultural traditions and actions together with Black America, Cuban, Haitian, Chilean, and the ladies’s suffrage motion. Curated and hosted by Reginald Mobley, a longtime Seraphic Hearth artist and programming advisor for Boston’s Handel + Haydn Society, this free live performance and neighborhood dialogue will discover the correct to free expression and the way artists problem the established order by means of track.

See also  Extra Issues to Do This Fall

Location: TBD

Projected date: Spring 2023



About Funding Arts Community:


FUNDING ARTS NETWORK (FAN) is a not-for-profit group devoted to the cultural enrichment of MiamiDade County residents. FAN supplies funds by means of grant assist to visible and performing arts Miami. FAN’s aim is to fund inventive and modern performances, productions, and exhibitions that can stimulate the minds and seize the imaginations of our neighborhood’s numerous audiences. FAN encourages the event of latest initiatives and packages that have interaction audiences and heighten their appreciation of the humanities.

Keen on membership? Particular person members could take part on FAN committees; attend FAN’s Cultural Camaraderie gatherings, Member’s Solely occasions, quarterly luncheons; and can obtain the annual grant award booklet and poll to vote on the yearly grant awards.The person yearly membership contribution is $1,200.

For membership data electronic mail: [email protected]


About AWARE grants:


FAN’s AWARE (Inventive Works Addressing and Rethinking Fairness) Grants Initiative goals to advance thrilling, probing performing and/or visible arts work that explores or displays problems with fairness. These AWARE Grants are given for work in growth that: delves into or embodies points or experiences of racial, gender or social fairness and is dynamic, involving a various inventive crew. The tip result’s a thought inspiring cultural expertise, with a possible for broad impression and neighborhood engagement.