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Out in the Tropics 2016

Now in its seventh edition, with: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, La Saraghina de Stalker Theater Company, Juan Carlos Lerida, Fernando LR Parra and Belen Maya.

 

FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2016, a week-long event featuring artists who address gender, sexuality and issues of interest to the art community and their allies. Now in its seventh year, the series runs from June 15 – 18, 2016 in Miami Beach and features public performances, panel, workshops, master classes and artist-talks serving various sectors of the community. Out in the Tropics will present five distinct national and international artists including a concert by Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely based in New York, at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach); La Saraghina de Stalker, a theater company from Madrid, Spain performing at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach); Queer Flamenco with artist/scholar Fernando LR Parra, also from Madrid, Spain at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach) and choreographer and dancer Juan Carlos Lerida from Seville, Spain, presented as a double bill with legendary boundary-breaking artist Belen Maya also at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach).

 

 

This year’s line-up will also include “Out of the Container”, an LGBTIQ focused series of 15-minute plays with absolute vision and approach, which will run from June 9th to July 10th, 2016 at CCE Miami’s MicroTheater. MicroTheater is a theatrical convention consisting of works of less than 15 minutes in length for a maximum of 15 spectators presented in a 20-foot container. Each work is presented six times each night in continuous sessions.

 

Out in the Tropics also brings exciting free events including a number of educational activities that will allow audiences more insight into the creative process of the artists presented. The series includes community workshops, lectures and other educational activities at distinct venues throughout the festival. For more information on OITT educational activities please visit our website at www.fundarte.us.

Join FUNDarte for a week of performances, readings, and educational activities provided by local, national and international artists that reflect and address Miami’s contemporary cultural identity, as well as the complex themes of gender politics and LGBT issues locally, nationally and globally. FUNDarte is committed to bringing the extraordinary work of these artists, and the timeliness of issues of identity, community, and cultural expression that they raise, to enrich and excite local audiences.

 

WHAT:           Out in the Tropics Series 2016

WHEN:           Wednesday June 15 through Saturday June 18, 2015

WHERE:         Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the Gleason Room at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, and other venues (TBA)

COST:            Panel discussion and performance at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Series Educational Events are Free to the Public. (Please RSVP to niurca@fundarte.us)

Performances held at The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach are ticketed events. See pricing information below.

 

OUT IN THE TROPICS (OITT) 2016 – Series Lineup

 

  • Thursday, June 16th – 8:30PM – Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in concert at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)

 

  • Friday, June 17th – 8:30PM – La Otra Vozby La Saraghina de Stalker at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)

 

  • Saturday, June 18th – 4:00PM – Panel discussion and open-air performance, Bailar en Hombre by Fernando LR Parra at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach)

 

  • Saturday, June 18th – 8:30PM – double bill at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach):

Bailografía by Juan Carlos Lerida followed by Romnia by Belén Maya at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)

 

Tickets: $30 General Admission for performances at the Gleason Room, $5 OFF for students (under 18) and seniors (over 65), with I.D. and Miami Beach Residents. Purchase through FUNDarte at www.fundarte.us, www.ticketmaster.com and by phone (800) 745-3000 (ticketmaster) or (305) 673-7300 (Fillmore Miami Beach Theater). Tickets also available at the Fillmore Miami Beach Theater Box Office: Monday thought Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Group rates are available.

Special Festival Pass: Tickets to all three shows available as a package for $60

 

OTHER RELATED EVENTS

 

  • Thursday, June 9th to Sunday, July 10th – 8:00PM to 11:00PM – Out of the Container at the CCE Miami MicroTheater (1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami)

Prime Time: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Session Golfa: Fridays and Saturdays 11:00PM to 1:00AM and Sundays 7:00PM to 10:00PM

 

Tickets for MicroTheater: $5 per show for General Admission and $4 per show for members of CCE Miami. Tickets available at the door.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Wednesday, June 15th – 7PM Workshop with Belen Maya at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)

FREE! Please RSVP at niurca@fundarte.us

 

Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in concert, presented by FUNDarte at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach. June 16, 2016. Picture by Generacion Asere.

 

Thursday, June 16th – 8:30PM Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in concert

At The Gleason Room at the Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach)

Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. The New York Times has described her blend as “…a love of mixing things up…[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.” A Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow and daughter of Freedom Singers co-founders Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) and Cordell Hull Reagon, she will be presenting an unforgettable night of original music alongside her band BIGLovely. This irresistible live performance is one not to be missed!

 

Friday, June 17th – 8:30PM La Otra Voz, by La Saraghina de Stalker

at the Gleason Room Backstage at The Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach) in Spanish with English translation.

La otra voz is an impactful, dialectical work about the homo-erotic love affair of two men, written and directed by Spanish playwright Manuel De. Based on the acclaimed monodrama La Voix Humaine by Jean Cocteau, which explores ideas, feelings, and the “algebra” of human needs and realities in communication, this new work by La Saraghina de Stalker of Spain, has garnered considerable acclaim from audiences and critics alike, most recently at the International Theater Festival in Havana.

 

Fernando LR Parra presents “Bailar en hombre” presented by FUNDarte at Miami Beach Botanical Garden.  June 18, 2016. Picture by Generacion Asere.

Saturday, June 18th – 4PM Panel discussion and open-air performance, Bailar en Hombre by Queer Flamenco Artist/Scholar Fernando LR Parra

Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach)

From his singular perspective, Fernando LR Para presents “Bailar en hombre” (Dancing in Male): Creative Process and Research on Flamenco Dance from a Queer Perspective,” a unique performance and conference based on his staged work “Bailar en hombre” (Madrid 2015). The work is the culmination of his research spanning over two years on the construction of masculinity in flamenco dance, the male-female relationship and their respective roles in this space and finally, the deep connection, in his view, between gender and sexuality.

 

Saturday, June 18th – 8:30PM – double bill of cutting-edge flamenco at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach):

 

Bailografía by Juan Carlos Lérida, presented by FUNDarte at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach.  June 18, 2016. Picture by Generacion Asere.

Bailografía by Juan Carlos Lérida

Marcel Proust once said that some memories are like mutual friends, they know how to bring about reconciliations. In “Bailografía” Juan Carlos Lérdia offers just that, a work composed by looking back at its own trajectory, with a natural revision imposed by the passing of time and its experience and evolution. Each time it is performed, a guest artist will be invited to take part in this danced biography.

I wanted to project myself from present to future and not from past to future with this work, and suddenly I found myself doing a piece about things past. I thought, “what am I doing? I’m schizophrenic.” Until I understood that I’m not talking about the past, I’m just making present the memory of my body.

Juan Carlos Lérida

 

Romnia by Belén Maya, presented by FUNDarte at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach. June 18, 2016. Picture by Generacion Asere.

Romnia by Belén Maya

Romnia is a celebration of Gypsyness, without victimization. Instead it is a sometimes compassionate, sometimes joyful look at the plight of women, whose courage to survive has led them to a new ethical and aesthetic commitment. Belen Maya presents the mysterious ember of alchemy and forges, now in the choreography created for Romnia, a retro-progressive artistic exercise where her movements –her roots and her wings- are simultaneously going back to the beginnings and towards the future.

Romnia is a journey into two dimensions of my identity: my gypsyness and my femininity. It is filled with non-flamenco gypsy voices that overflow with depth.

Belén Maya

 

FUNDarte Staff: Founder and Executive Director: Ever Chavez, Programming Director: Carlos Caballero, Artistic Consultant: Elizabeth Doud, Development Consultant: Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Marketing Assistant: Antonio Martinez, Public Relations: Esther de La Rosa. Production Assistant: Gerardo Alvarez

FUNDarte Board of Directors: Alejandro Rios, James Lopez, Jose Manuel Dominguez, Elizabeth Boone, Lily Dominguez, Elena Montes de Oca and Ever Chavez

Out In The Tropics 2016: Technical Director: Gary Lund (Anchor Arts Management), Residency Coordinator: Niurca Marquez (Nu Flamenco Collaborative), Graphic Design: Manuel Romalde (Romaldesign)

 

Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2016 comes in part from the National Endowments for the Arts; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the GLBT Community Projects Fund at The Miami Foundation and the National LGBTQ Task Force; Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Miami Beach LGBT Visitor Center, University of Miami Departments of Women and Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, and Modern Languages and Literatures; Romaldesign; Generación Asere; Glassworks Multimedia; Nu Flamenco Collaborative; The Deauville Hotel; Miami Art Guide; MiamiArtZine; and The Miami Herald.

 

FUNDarte (www.fundarte.us) is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures.

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