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Out in the Tropics 2018

Now in its ninth year, and extended to a month-long series, FUNDarte and Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami), present Out in the Tropics 2018 (OITT) an exhilarating program of multi-disciplinary performance art; embracing story-rich poetry, a folklorist musician, a prolific lesbian Cuban painter, a Brazilian multi-disciplinary theater performance, and an exciting month-long season of seven new micro-theater plays. The event will run from Thursday, May 24th through to Sunday, June 24th, 2018 in venues across Miami-Dade County.

 

 

FUNDarte and Centro Cultural Español present, Rocío García: Beyond eroticism. This is the artist second solo exhibition in the city of Miami as well as her first retrospective to date. García, as curator Elvia Rosa Castro said, “is not only one of the best Cuban artists of all time; she is also a cult artist. Influenced by the sequential nature of film and comic strips, as well as her arsenal of imaginary musings, García creates stories in which the plot unfolds subtly between one canvas and another. While the homoerotic theme is one of the discursive platforms for approaching subjects that transcend it, and although her work is not limited to this topic, it must be noted that no other artist in the Cuban art scene, male or female, within or outside of the island, has even remotely broached this subject with García’s honesty, efficiency, and courage”.

 

 

Rocío García Nuez was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in 1955. She studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Arts in Havana between 1970 and 1975. Later, in 1976, she received a grant to study at I. Repin Saint Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in the former Soviet Union. In 1983, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. Rocío is one of the most renowned artists of contemporary Cuban painting and has taught art for over 30 years at her alma mater in Havana. She has participated in dozens of collective exhibitions, and organized more than 30 personal exhibitions, in Cuba and abroad. Institutions, inside and outside of Cuba, have granted her prestigious awards and artist residencies. She lives and works in Havana.

 

 

Opening Reception, Thu. May 24th from 7 PM – 9 PM. Reserve at Eventbrite

Exhibition continues Fri. May 25 – Fri. June 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.                          

Gallery open Monday – Friday closed at weekends.

WHERE: Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami), 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.

ADMISSION: FREE admission

 

 

 

From Thursday, May 24th – Sunday, June 24th, 2018, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

 

(Thur. – Sun) CCEMiami presents an avalanche of fresh bilingual plays with its 5 weeks season Out of the Container at Microtheater Miami. Micro-plays of 15 minutes for an audience of 15 people performed in 7 different shipping containers.

WHERE: Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami) | MicroTheater Miami: 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.

ADMISSION: $6 General Admission per play – limited to 15 audience members per container. Discount tickets $5 for CCEMiami members.

Purchase advance $tickets for Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami) | MicroTheater Miami at https://tickets.microtheatermiami.com/ OR at the door (box office opens one hour prior to show-time.)

 

 

 

For two-nights only, author, actor, director, Silvero Pereira (Brazil) will perform BR TRANS by Brazilian theater company, As Travestidas. Featuring real stories gathered during a research process undertaken while traveling and working with transsexuals throughout Brazil’s northwestern and southern regions, this emphatic and timely solo-play superbly explores its poignant themes with wit and rich stagecraft. Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM at the Gleason Room, at the Fillmore, Presented in Portuguese with English supertitles.

 

  • BR TRANS | Silvero Pereira is an actor, director, producer, and writer. He holds an acting degree from the Federal Institute of Education of Ceará and began his career in 1998 as an actor in the Dionisyos Theater Company. The same year, he founded Parque de Teatro, in which he developed community-based work with underserved youth in a rural area in his state, using the arts as a form of education.  In 2005, he created the Artistic Collective As Travestidas, producing and directing Uma Flor De Dama (2005), Cabare Da Dama (2008), Engenharia Erótica – Fabrica de Travestis (2012), Br-Trans (2013), Cabare Das Travestidas (2014) and Qtmt – Quem Tem Medo De Travesti (2015). The piece BR-Trans was named one of the ten best plays in 2015 by one of the most important newspapers in Brazil. This piece has been seen by over 30,000 people across Brazil and won the Aplauso Brasil award in the following categories: best actor, direction and dramaturgy in 2016. http://coletivoastravesti.wixsite.com/astravestidas

 

 

WHERE: The Gleason Room at the Fillmore: 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.

ADMISSION: $25 General Admission per performance / $20 for students (under 18) and seniors (over 65), Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami) members. and Miami Beach Residents, with I.D., in person, at the theater Box Office Only.

TICKETS:       Purchase tickets for The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach through 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.

 

 

 

Richard Blanco the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, as well as the first Latino, openly gay-identified and youngest person to hold the position to date, hosts the free public reading The Intersection of Sexual & Cultural Identities of his inspiring and heartfelt poetry on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

 

  • RICHARD BLANCO earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 1997. His books have won such prestigious awards as the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize (1998); PEN American Center Beyond Margins Award (2005); Paterson Poetry Prize (2005); Maine Literary Award for Poetry (2012); Thom Gunn Award (2012); Maine Literary Award for Memoir (2015); and Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir (2015). Blanco was selected in 2012 to serve as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of such luminaries as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou as the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant, and first gay person to serve in such a role. He has been named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and received honorary doctorates from Macalester College, Colby College, and the University of Rhode Island. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including the Best American Poetry series, the Nation, the New Republic, the Huffington Post, and Condé Nast Traveler.

 

WHERE: Miami Beach Botanical Garden: 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach.

ADMISSION: This performance is FREE and open to the Public on a first come first seated basis.

You can reserve tickets at: eventbrite.com

 

 

For one intoxicating evening, renowned Spanish composer Eliseo Parra, performs live with his five musicians, in a not-to-be-missed performance that will renovate traditional folk music outside and beyond the Flamenco tradition on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 8:30 PM at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

  • ELISEO PARRA is one Spain’s leading performers and researchers of folk music outside and beyond the Flamenco tradition. He has traveled to small villages to rediscover old songs and musical instruments and has learned how to play some instruments in the traditional style. He reconstructs folk music by adding modern elements. Born in Sardon de Duero (Valladolid), Parra began his musical career in Barcelona in the late 1960s as a drummer in several rock groups. In 1971, he recorded his first LP with the group Mi Generacion; an album that featured his own songs. After many years of continued study and experimentation with different genres, including various recordings with collaborators as well as his own bands, Eliseo Parra is known as one of Spain’s foremost folklorists and musical performers. He has garnered a global reputation for his world music recordings. https://www.last.fm/music/Eliseo+Parra/+wiki

 

WHERE: The Gleason Room at the Fillmore: 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

ADMISSION: $25 General Admission per performance / $20 for students (under 18)   and seniors (over 65), Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami) members. and Miami Beach Residents, with I.D., in person, at the theater Box Office Only.

 

TICKETS:       Purchase tickets for The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach through 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.

 

This project has also been made possible by the Program of the state agency Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) as part of the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the framework of the Mobility grants, which facilitates the presence and collaboration of Spanish artists: Eliseo Parra and Musicians, Josete, Aleix Tobias, Daniel Espasa, Francesc – Xavier Lozano, Guillem Aguilar y Pablo Martin.

 

Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out in The Tropics 2018 comes in part from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; 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; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; South Arts; Funding Arts Network (FAN); The Miami Foundation; Acción Cultural Española; Centro Cultural Español; MicroTheater Miami; The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach; Miami Beach Botanical Garden, University of Miami Departments of Women and Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, and Modern Languages and Literatures, Miami Art Guide; MiamiArtZine; and The Miami Herald.

 

Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Inc. (CCEMiami) was founded in 1996.  Organized for charitable, educational, artistic, and cultural purposes as set forth in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that aims to promote and foster cultural cooperation, local creativity and the creation of a space for dialogue and exchange by means of a culturally relevant and continuous annual program.

 

Visit www.ccemiami.org to find out more CCEMiami and the network of cultural centers belonging to the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID). CCE Miami is the only one of its kind in the U.S. with a continuous annual program offered in every cultural discipline.

 

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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