03 Feb OUT IN THE TROPICS 2017
FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2017, a weeklong performing arts series featuring artists who tackle issues of gender politics, sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Now in its eighth year, this provocative program series runs from Thursday June 22nd to Sunday June 25th, in Miami Beach. Out in the Tropics will present four distinct national and international artists including concerts at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach, on June 22nd and direct from Spain an evening of sultry flamenco/jazz/hiphop fusion with the provocative La Shica; on June 23rd a concert by New York-based vocal icon Joey Arias; on June 24th a feminist Hip Hop sensation Krudas Cubensi, a duo of vocal rap activists that recently relocated from Havana to Austin, TX; and on June 25th culminating with a literary reading by Miami’s own Antonio Orlando Rodriguez at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
WHAT: Out in the Tropics Series 2017
WHEN: June 22nd through June 25th , 2017
Thursday, June 22nd – 8:30PM: La Shica in Concert
Friday, June 23rd – 8:30PM: – Joey Arias in Concert
Saturday, June 24th – 8:30PM: – Krudas Cubensi in Concert
Sunday, June 25th – 2:00PM: “Striptease Literario” (Literary Reading) with Antonio Orlando Rodriguez
WHERE: The Gleason Room at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and other venues (TBA)
COST: $30 General Admission for each performances at the Gleason Room,
$5 OFF for students (under 18) and seniors (over 65) and Miami Beach Residents, with I.D., in person, at the theater Box Office Only.
$18 for Centro Cultural Español members
$65 Special Series Pass to all performances available as a package
TICKETS: Purchase through FUNDarte at www.fundarte.us, www.ticketmaster.com or 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 calling FUNDarte 786 348 0789
Panel discussion and performance at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Series Educational Events are Free to the Public. (Please RSVP to email@example.com)
Performances held at The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach are ticketed events.
Out in the Tropics also features exciting free events and educational activities to give audiences more insight into our selected artists and their creative process. The series includes community workshops, artists’ talks, and other educational activities to give the public an opportunity to meet and interact directly with our artists. Panel discussion and performance at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, as well as OITT Educational Events are Free to the Public. For more information on OITT educational activities please visit our website at www.fundarte.us.
Join FUNDarte for an exciting week of performances, readings, and educational activities featuring local and visiting artists that are leaving their mark on Miami’s current cultural landscape, and an opportunity to explore complex themes of gender politics and LGBT issues at the local, national, and global level. FUNDarte is committed to presenting the extraordinary work of these fine contemporary artists, and contributing to the global conversation on issues of identity, community, and cultural expression that these artists and their work raise, to enrich, inspire, educate, and enrich the lives of local audiences as well as visitors to our area.
OTHER RELATED EVENTS
- Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20th & 21st – Educational and outreach activities. To participate in our workshops, meet and greet events, or panel discussion, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, June 25th – 8:00PM to 11:00PM – Out of the Container at the CCE Miami MicroTheater (1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami) In collaboration with OITT, CCE Micro Theater will present short micro theater works that also address gender politics, sexuality and LGTBQ identity.
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 event: $5 per show for General Admission and $4 per show for members of CCE Miami. Tickets available at the door.
FUNDarte presented: Out in the Tropics 2017, La Shica in concert. June 22th at The Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Photograph by Generacion Asere
Thursday, June 22nd – 8:30PM La Shica in concert at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach)
Co-Presented with Centro Cultural Español.
La Shica is a Madrid-based artist who mixes the raw passion of flamenco with the girt of urban Hip-hop and rap, adding touches of rock and funk, and rounding out the sound with generous jazz and blues influences. Born in the miscegenation of funk and rap, and in her desire to find her own sound, La Shica develops her own hybrid language on stage, also incorporating movement and theater into her work, while maintaining a clean modernist aesthetic. La Shica captures and bewitches audiences with her grace and talent from the very first moment she opens her mouth, mixing the elegance and intensity of traditional flamenco with the sound of contemporary fusion, creating an exquisite, mysterious musical terrain inhabited by modern and ancient influences.
Friday, June 23rd – 8:30PM Joey Arias in concert at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)
FUNDARTE presented en Out in the Tropics 2017, Joey Arias in concert. June 23 at The Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Photograph by Generacion Asere
Joey Arias is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, actor, performance artist, and fashion icon. Arias lived and worked with legendary musician Klaus Nomi then became a performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist, and became popular among early Gay Pride activists in Miami. Arias played the emcee in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, for which he co-wrote 3 songs. He has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Freedom Theatre in London and a world tour through cabaret clubs of Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Canada, and England. His film credits include Mondo New York, Big Top Pee Wee, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Wigstock – The Movie, Flawless, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, and Z Chromosome. TV credits include an infamous Saturday Night Live episode with David Bowie and Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson’s Vandemonium (Cinemax), Elvira’s MTV Halloween Special, HBOs Dragtime and Real Sex, and Gayer Than Gay on VH1, along with appearances on various talk shows. His own recordings include Arias on Holiday, Strange Fruit, Jazzo Lozo, God Shave the Queen, StarLust, Arias with a Twist, and Bar D’o.
Saturday, June 24th – 8:30PM Krudas Cubensi/Las Krudas in concert at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)
FUNDARTE presented en Out in the Tropics 2017, Krudas Cubensi in concert. June 24, at The Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Photograph by Generacion Asere
Krudas Cubensi is a duo composed by Odaymara Cuesta and Olivia Prendes, Cuban Hip Hop MCs, Independent Musicians, Poets, Theater Performers, and Educators representing Black & Latin Womyn, Immigrants, Queers, and People of Color Action as a Central Part of World Change. They choose art as a weapon to fight against oppression, and for justice, balance, human rights, and a celebration of life. Born & raised in Cuba, both became involved in activism early in their lives. Formed in 1999, Krudas Cubensi/Las Krudas has released seven recordings, including Hivhly Addictive (2016) Poderosxs (Powerful) (2014), Outerspaces Power in the Margins (2014), Levantate (Rise up) 2012, Krudas Compilation (Mixtape) 2009, Resistiendo (Resisting) 2007, Kandela (Fire) 2005, and Cubensi Hip Hop (2003). Krudas has toured The Caribbean, Europe, North, Central and South America, bringing Cubensi Hip Hop, Dance Hall, Cumbia, Old School, Mixtapes, and new strongly beautiful Beats from all around the World with their Amazing Afro Caribbean Rebel Lyrics & Voices to empower the community.
Sunday, June 25th – 2:00PM – “Striptease Literario” Literary Reading by Antonio Orlando Rodriguez, Invited Artists: Grettel Trujillo (actor) y Michael Gil (musician) at Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach):
Co-presented with Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair. This event will be in Spanish.
FUNDARTE presented en Out in the Tropics 2017, Antonio Orlando Rodríguez in concert. June 25, at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Photograph by Generacion Asere
Antonio Orlando Rodríguez is a Cuban author and journalist who has published several books for adults and children. With his novel Chiquita, he won the 2008 Alfaguara International Prize. The recreation of historical periods, the absurd, the supernatural, poetry, humor and eroticism characterize his adult literature, which include: novels Chiquita (2008) and Aprendices de brujo ( 2005) (translated into English under the title The Last Masquerade), the play El León y la Domadora (1999), and short story collections Salchichas vienesas y otras ficciones (2016), Querido Drácula (1989), and Striptease (1985). His children’s stories include Conoce a José Martí (2014), La escuela de los ángeles (2011), La gata de los pintores (2010), El rock de la momia y otros versos diversos (poetry, 2005), Mi bicicleta es un hada y otros secretos por el estilo (poetry, 2000). His books have been published in Cuba, United States, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Portugal, and Hungary.
OUT IN THE TROPICS 2017 – Series Lineup
- Thursday, June 22nd – 8:30PM: La Shica in concert at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach). Co-Presented with Centro Cultural Español.
- Friday, June 23rd – 8:30PM: Joey Arias in Concert at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)
- Saturday, June 24th – 8:30PM: Krudas Cubensi in Concert at The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)
- Sunday, June 25th – 2:00PM: Literary Reading with Antonio Orlando Rodriguez at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach) Free Event
Co-presented with Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair.
Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2017 comes in part from the National Endowments for the Arts; 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; Acción Cultural Española; Centro Cultural de España Miami Beach Botanical Garden, University of Miami Departments of Women and Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, and Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund; Pamela Restaurant; Romaldesign; Generación Asere; Glassworks Multimedia; 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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