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Art Meets Social Action in Trigger:

MDC Live Arts presents Hip Hop Oratorio and Gun Violence Project


Miami, April 12, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts explores issues surrounding gun violence with Trigger, a social action performance piece with an intensive outreach component, at 7 p.m., Friday, Apr. 21, at MDC’s North Campus Lehman Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

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MDC Live Arts Receives Prestigious Doris Duke Award

Organization Will Launch Season-long Initiative Dedicated To The Muslim World


Miami, March, 31, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts was one of only eleven organizations nationwide to be awarded through the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)’s Building Bridges 2016-2017 Grants Program, which sought arts- and culture-based projects that align with their goals to advance relationships, increase understanding and reduce bias between Muslim and non-Muslim communities nationwide.

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A ROBOT LOVE STORY TOLD VIA LIVE FILM EXPERIENCE

MDC Live Arts and Olympia Theater present Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall


Miami, Feb. 27, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts and Olympia Theater will present Nufonia Must Fall, a magical, multi-disciplinary adaptation of a graphic novel by Montreal-based DJ, artist, composer, and music producer Kid Koala, at 8 p.m., on Saturday, April 8 at the Olympia Theater.

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MDC Live Arts presents a One-Transgender Person-Show like No Other

I’ve Changed My Sex. Now What?


Miami, Jan. 19, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts explores issues of gender and identity with Scott Turner Schofield’s Becoming a Man in 127 EASY STEPS, running at the MDC Live Arts Lab from Thursday, Feb. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 11. The irreverent and dynamic performance provokes both the deeper questions and the locker-room jokes about what it means to (literally) become a man.

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MDC Live Arts Goes LALA

Organization Announces Commissioning of Six Miami-Based Artists


Miami, DEC. 14, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts is proud to announce the launch of the MDC Live Arts Lab Alliance (LALA), a cohort of six locally-based working artists selected for commission, to be in residence at the MDC Live Arts Lab with the aim of celebrating, expanding and deepening the practice of Miami’s community of working performing artists. The cohort will create new individual works through a facilitated feedback process to be premiered in the Lab by MDC Live Arts.

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MDC Live Arts Invites You To Play in Traffic!

A Participatory Performance Extravaganza Highlights Transportation & Imagination


Miami, Nov. 16, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts confronts an aggravating topic with humor and creativity, via musician Steve Parker’s project: Traffic Jam, which culminates on Saturday, Dec 3, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus Parking Lot 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. In the midst of Art Basel—notably the worst time of traffic congestion in Miami—MDC Live Arts will host a CARnival, featuring dozens of activities including an audience-driven vehicular orchestra.

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MDC Live Arts & Olympia Theater Present Tomatito: The World’s Greatest Living Flamenco Guitarist in a Moving Tribute

Miami, Oct. 14, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts and the Olympia Theater present Tomatito, the world’s greatest living flamenco guitarist—direct from Spain—at 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Olympia Theater

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A Choreographed Exploration of African Masculinity

MDC Live Arts & Miami Light Project present a visceral dance piece in a Boxing Ring


Miami, Sept 20, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts and Miami Light Project present the South Florida premiere of Nora Chipaumire’s Portrait of Myself as My Father, at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Baiamonte’s Boxing Club in Wynwood. The provocative dance performance celebrates and critiques masculinity—the black African male in particular—all within the confines of a boxing ring. And not just any boxing gym, but that of Matt Baiamonte, protégé of Mohammed Ali’s legendary trainer, Angelo Dundee, and torchbearer of his legacy and that of the 5th Street Gym.

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MDC Live Arts Launches New Space During Downtown Art Days

The Live Arts Lab will be a Catalyst for Innovation in the Arts


Miami, Aug. 30, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s acclaimed (MDC) MDC Live Arts, Miami’s most eclectic performing arts series, celebrates the launch of its new creative space, The Live Arts Lab, at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 9, during Downtown Art Days. This event is free and open to the public.

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MDC Live Arts Expands Reach to Expand Minds

Experiences go beyond performances – including at the organization’s new creative space


Miami, Sept. 2, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts, Miami’s most eclectic performing arts series, announces its 26th season, designed to reflect and reflect upon the world around us. The organization affirms its commitment to deliver extraordinary programs and unforgettable experiences by selecting shows that generate conversations and broaden worldviews, and forging ways to engage community and provide context around what is being presented. The line-up includes fiery music from Spain and Brazil; provocative, site-specific performances in unlikely places — including a parking lot and a boxing ring; shows exploring issues from gender to gun violence; and a multimedia special event sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of all. It also includes a series of intimate conversations, workshops, open mics and more in its new creative space —the Live Arts Lab.

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