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The pioneering cultural organization celebrates its Silver Anniversary season.
Miami, August 17, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular season that affirms the organization's role as Miami's most eclectic performing arts series. The stellar line-up includes concerts from Peru, the Dominican Republic and Cuba; dance from Argentina and NYC; theater from Chile; spoken word from Miami's own backyard; and a performance art installation of global significance. It boasts four Miami premieres, one U.S. debut, an original commissioned work, and a couple returning favorites from its rich 25-year history. And, to celebrate 25 years, MDC Live Arts is setting all ticket prices $25 or less.
Juried participants will explore alternate methods of compositional structure, collaboration and sharpen improvisational skills.
MIAMI, July 30, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts is set to present the third edition of the Live Arts Lab, a professional development laboratory for local working artists. The 2015 Lab will feature acclaimed composer, cornet player and bandleader Taylor Ho Bynum and his partner/collaborator dance educator Rachel Bernsen in a month-long workshop incorporating interdisciplinary collaboration, improvisation, and alternate models of compositional structure. The sessions will cultivate a space of shared risk and creative discovery through exploration of the moment, balancing the pre-determined and the spontaneous.
MDC Live Arts' Veterans' Initiative Turns War Into Words
Miami, August 11, 2015 On the Anniversary of 9/11 , Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts will present Conscience Under Fire, a moving theater piece by local veterans at Teatro Prometeo at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 as part of the Miami Downtown Development Authority's Dwntwn Art Days celebration. Admission is free, though a ticket is required.
Living Legends of Peruvian Cumbia Kick Off New Dance Party Series
Miami, Sept 3, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts and the Koubek Center present the Florida premiere of the Cumbia All Stars at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 2 at MDC's Koubek Center, bringing the psychedelic sounds of Peru into the heart of Little Havana. The living legends of Peruvian cumbia resurrect the sound they made famous in the 1960s' playing the classics of their heyday as well as stylistically-faithful new compositions on their U.S. debut tour. The show launches MDC Live Arts' new Little Havana Social Club series, which features dance party/concerts at the Koubek Center gardens, with live bands, pre-concert dance lessons, specialty cocktails, vendors and more!
A Radical Argentine Dance Company makes U.S. Debut with MDC Live Arts
Miami, Oct. 1, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts will present the U.S. debut of Combinado Argentino de Danza (CAD), Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m., at the Colony Theatre. The renegade collective of dancers, musicians, DJs, and artists from Buenos Aires create a dynamic universe where hip-hop, contemporary and Argentine folkloric dance engage and evolve in a constant state of conversation and transformation. Ticket are $25 for the general public and $10 for MDC students.
Latin Jazz icon to headline the 9th Annual Jazz Under the Stars
Miami, Oct. 7, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts and MDC Kendall Campus present the 9th Annual Jazz Under the Stars program, featuring GRAMMY-winning Latin Jazz icon Paquito D'Rivera, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at MDC Kendall Campus' Fred Shaw Plaza. The evening will be hosted by CBS 4's Marybel Rodriguez. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a Taste of Jazz pre-show event, which will feature delectable fare from local restaurants and gourmet eateries. The concert will begin with MDC student and faculty performances. All proceeds will benefit MDC students pursuing degrees in music, theater and dance at the campus.
A Human Aquarium reveals the trauma of flooding and adaptation to catastrophe in Holoscenes
Miami, Oct. 15, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts will present Holoscenes on MDC Wolfson Campus, Kyriakides Plaza, from 10am - 4pm on Wednesday, Dec 2; and from 2 pm - 8pm from Thursday, Dec 3 - Saturday, Dec 5th during Art Basel Miami Beach. The provocative performance art piece will be active in six-hour time blocks, and is free and open to the public.
Joan Soriano brings his roots sound to Exciting Dance Party Series
Miami, December 14, 2015 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts and the Koubek Center present the South Florida premiere of Joan Soriano, the Duke of Bachata, at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 29 at the Koubek Center offering up a roots evening of the beloved Dominican genre. The show continues MDC Live Arts' new Little Havana Social Club, a dance party/concert series in the Koubek Center gardens, featuring flavorful live bands, pre-concert dance lessons, specialty cocktails, vendors and more.
MDC Live Arts presents dynamo choreographer Camille A. Brown's Black Girl, Linguistic Plays
Miami, Feb. 4, 2016 Miami Dade College's (MDC) MDC Live Arts and Miami Dade County Auditorium present the South Florida premiere of the Camille A. Brown's Black Girl: Linguistic Play , at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Miami Dade County Auditorium. The provocative and poignant piece represents a nuanced spectrum of black girlhood in a world where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency, or trauma.