Performing Arts Archive

OceanDance 2003

Wed., Dec. 31, 9:30 pm
Thurs., Jan. 1, 8 pm
FREE
Location: Hollywood Beach at Hayes Street

Featuring Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. Bring your beach chair or blanket!

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Better Don't Talk!

Dec. 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 2003, 8 pm
Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21, 2003, 2 pm matinee
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Better Don’t Talk! is actress Naava Piatka’s touching homage to her remarkable mother, the Yiddish performer Chayela Rosenthal.” – The Boston Globe

Internationally acclaimed actress and playwright Naava Piatka brings to life the vibrant spirit of her survivor Yiddish comedienne mother, Chayela Rosenthal, “Wunderkind of the Vilna Ghetto Theatre,” in Better Don’t Talk!, a fascinating true-life story evoking the triumph of creativity, survival and remembrance.

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Troika Ranch Digital Dance

Fri., Nov. 14, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., Nov. 15, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

“Interactive performance pioneers.” – New York Times

“[Artistic Directors Mark] Coniglio and [Dawn] Stoppiello enmesh performers in interactive webs of sound and video that tinker with our perceptions.” – Village Voice

New York City-based Artistic Directors Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello are creative innovators in the field of contemporary dance and technology. During performances, the digital dance theater company’s dancers wear sensory devices on their bodies that link their actions to interactively controlled sound, video, and light.

This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Plugged In: New and Electronic Art.

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Radio Days

Oct. 16, 17, 18, 2003, 8 pm
Oct. 19, 2003, 2 pm matinee
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Big band fans of all ages will enjoy Radio Days, a nostalgic 1940s musical production by the Minneapolis-based Five-by-Design. With lots of humor, numerous costume changes, and a flair for theatricality and tight harmonies, Radio Days offers just about every element of 1940s radio, including big band tunes, song standards, Westerns, soap operas, patriotic fervor, and even vintage commercials. Talk about retro!

“Five by Design gave a memorable performance of these gems from a bygone era. The five singers all have wonderful voices that blend well together, and their arrangements, are harmonically lush and rich. It’s a show that’s not to be missed.” – Utah Desert News

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Sakoba Dance Theater

Fri., Oct. 10, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., Oct. 11, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Sakoba Dance Theater, one of Britain’s finest contemporary companies, creates its own dance vocabulary fusing western, modern dance styles with deeply rooted African traditions. Bode Lawal, the Nigerian-born son of a Yoruba chief and Sakoba Dance Theater’s founder and artistic director, sees African dance as a dynamic expressive art form that is capable of improvisation, innovation, thematic significance, and emotional depth.

“Lawal’s African-rooted dance is all slink, grind, quiver, and snake…Emotionally charged…Sakoba left the audience high.” – The London Stage

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Salvador Dali: Dream This

September 4 – 21
Gallery Theater

Written and performed by Dan Khoury, this memorable performance brings Dali’s whimsical, absurd approach to art and life into clear focus, creating a vivid persona that captures both the magic and contrariness of this unusual figure. Dream This succeeds in providing new clues to understanding this intriguing, fascinating artist.

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The Trouble With Peggy: Pieces of Guggenheim

August 14 – 31
Gallery Theater

“a splendid interpretation of Guggenheim…” – Chicago Tribune

Spend 90 minutes with socialite and patron of 20th century artists, Peggy Guggenheim, in Donna Blue Lachman’s engrossing and hugely imaginative show, The Trouble with Peggy: Pieces of Guggenheim.

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A Visit with Mary Cassatt

July 10 – 27
Gallery Theater

With credits spanning over 40 years and seven states, actress and playwright Jenny Aldrich performs a one-woman original show on the life of artist Mary Cassatt. Ms. Cassatt will share with you the story of her life, her work, and the ideas behind her paintings.

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Carmina Burana

Fri., May 9, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., May 10, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Wine, women and song: the most popular pastimes of countless generations has inspired two artists at the vanguard of Miami’s performing arts scene, Artistic Director Delma Isles and emerging Hip-Hop choreographer, Elizabeth Malm to join forces in a spectacular collaboration of dance. Set to one of the most popular pieces of music of the twentieth century – Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. With simple melodies, strong, driving rhythms, and truly theatrical momentum, Carmina Burana creates a potent, almost pagan excitement for audiences.

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Zephyr Dance

Fri., April 25, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., April 26, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Chicago’s most innovative contemporary dance institution comes to South Florida. A spirited vibrant company of women with a repertory that is powerful, fast-paced and strong; company members lift and partner each other and the choreography includes soaring leaps, crisp turns and intricate foot work.

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Orts Theater of Dance

Fri., April 11, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., April 12, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Aerial modern dance at its best, the Orts dancers float through the air on trapezes in varying formations and are accompanied by gorgeous video images that suggest journeys through distant times. In technique, sheer strength, and polish, Orts remains unrivaled in aerial dance and is among the best in the country.

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Tres Vidas

Fri., March 28, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., March 29, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

The lives of three legendary Latin American women are told through Latin musical theater. The three prominent women featured are renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. The musical score includes arrangements of popular folk music from Latin America, music by tango master Astor Piazzolla and new music by composers from Argentina, Mexico and Cuba.

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Bill Young and Dancers

Fri., Feb. 21, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., Feb. 22, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

One of the finest groups of dancers working in New York today. Bill Young and Dancers expertly romp, roll, glide and fling their way through a dance going far beyond steps and positions into a realm of magical, constantly changing shapes and moods.

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Imani Winds

Fri., Feb. 7, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., Feb. 8, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

Pushing the boundaries of a traditional wind quintet, five outstanding musicians of African-American and Latin Heritage bridge the gap between European and African musical traditions. Following their debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and concerts at the Kennedy Center, Imani Winds arrives in South Florida to take you on a captivating journey through divergent ethnic and musical identities.

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Cortez and Company

Fri., Jan. 24, 2003, 8 pm
Sat., Jan. 25, 2003, 8 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center

A provocative and robust mix of modern dance and ballet, Cortez’s Manhattan-based company fuses the disciplined process of balletic technique with the athletic sensibilities and stylistic motifs of contemporary dance. The eclectic and clearly signatured works range in moods from edge-of-your-seat suspense to inspired whimsy, from brooding solitude to frenetic madness, from challenging dance/drama to show-stopping theatricality.

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