Theater Information

Map and Address

777-17th street, 4th fl Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
fldance.org
Contact Phone
305 867 0711
Email
tthielen@fldance.org
Box Office Email
tthielen@fldance.org

Florida Dance Festival


Description

"25th Annual Florida Dance Festival June 15-29, 2003 No one in Miami will want to miss the juicy array of performances by internationally acclaimed artists and companies at the 25th Annual Florida Dance Festival, Sunday, June 15, through Saturday, June 29, with performances in Miami and Miami Beach. In addition to performances, discussions & critiques, the Festival offers hundreds of master classes and intensive workshops for all levels of students by internationally recognized teachers, choreographers and other professionals. The Festival’s performance series features Miami’s own modern dance-theatre company, Giovanni Luquini and Dancers, New Jersey-based Claire Porter/Portables, New York’s Creach/Company, an evening of solo and duet works by some of the Festival’s guest teaching faculty including Philadelphia-based husband and wife duo Chris Aiken and Cathy Young, the lighthearted and agile Michael Foley, the dramatically clever Octavio Campos and the dynamic Kelly Drummond Cawthon. A program entitled danceAble, co-presented with Tigertail Productions, features dance artists with and without disabilities including members of Germany’s DIN A 13 Dance Company and solo artist Homer Avila, a former Bill T. Jones dancer who lost his leg to cancer. The Festival’s closing program is an intergenerational collaborative dance piece called “Near/Far/In/Out,” created by members of Miami’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and members of Washington, DC-based Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. “This year’s Florida Dance Festival will give audience members and dancers alike the chance to interact in a more intimate way than ever before,” said Festival Director Tom Thielen. “We have programmed a variety of solo artists and dance companies from across the U.S. and abroad who closely connect with and engage audiences during performances. The intentional use of smaller venues is meant to bring the audience closer to the action on stage, to draw the observer into the work.”"