05 Mar Out in the Tropics 2020
Out in the Tropics Celebrates Its 11th Anniversary, featuring Francisco El Hombre (Brazil); Jay Thomas (Miami); Pioneer Winter Collective (Miami); Legna Rodriguez (Miami) and Marco Flores (Spain).
Miami, FL. FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2020, a yearly performing arts series featuring artists who address issues of Gender Politics, Sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, this provocative program series runs from Thursday, April 23rd to Saturday, June 6th in Miami and Miami Beach.
Out in the Tropics 2020 will present five distinctive national and international artists in this edition, including the Miami concert debut of Francisco El Hombre, preceded by Miami Based Singer-Songwriter Jay Thomas on April 23rd at 8.00 p.m. at the North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach; a performative presentation of the book “Mi pareja calva y yo vamos a tener un hijo” by Legna Rodríguez; a dance performance of “Reprise” by Pioneer Winter Collective on May 1st & 2nd at 8:00 p.m. at Miami Dade County Auditorium’s On.Stage Black.Box; and the provocative flamenco dance piece “Extrema” by Marco Flores Dance Company, on Jun. 6 at 8:00 p.m. at The Colony Theater.
OUT IN THE TROPICS SERIES 2020 PROGRAM
April 23rd Opening Night at North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach
8:00 p.m. Francisco El Hombre in Concert!
Don’t miss this electrifying performance by one of the most powerful new artists from Brazil. Francisco El Hombre is a quintet from Sao Paulo formed by two Mexican brothers and three Brazilians. They are spark and explosion, glitter, and indie rock infused with cumbia and maracatú. Rolling Stone Brazil called them a mix between Manu Chao and Naçao Zumbi, a modern incarnation of tropicalia.
Composed of both Mexican and Brazilian musicians, the group “Francisco, El Hombre” recorded a song that has become the anthem of the Feminist movement in Brazil with the release of their video “Triste, louca ou má.” Their lyrics speak to the current social and political moment in Brazil, and take inspiration from their travels touring in Latin America. More information: https://www.franciscoelhombre.org
This first US tour is supported in part by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and is co-presented with The Rhythm Foundation. (así mismo nos pusieron a nosotros en la web del Bandshell)
Opening set by Miami-based troubadour Jay Thomas. “The beat drops, the strings swell, the voice swoons over guitar tunes.” More information: https://www.heyjaythomas.com/
What: Francisco El Hombre in concert! Preceded by Jay Thomas
When: April 23rd at 8.00p.m.
Where: North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach
Cost: FREE Event with RSVP at www.northbeachbandshell.com
More info: 305.672.5202 or 786.453.2897
www.fundarte.us | (786) 348-0789
May 1st & 2nd Literature and Dance At On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium
8:00 p.m. “Mi pareja calva y yo vamos a tener un hijo” a performative reading and book launch by Legna Rodríguez
Legna Rodríguez is an award-winning Cuban poet, playwright, and short story writer. Her work is often characterized by absurdist humor and playfully perverse observations of everyday life in contemporary Cuba and Miami, as well as cross-genre experimentation with prose poetry and narrative poetry.
Legna’s highly original voice attracted notice and over the next decade or so she was awarded a number of prestigious prizes, both at home and abroad. In 2015 Legna moved to Miami, where she continues to receive literary acclaim. Her first novel, My Favourite Girlfriend was a French Bulldog, was released in the USA in 2019.
Contemporary Cuban poetry is as diverse and indefinable as contemporary poetry in any other country, but Legna belongs to a particular generation of poets known as Generación O, formed mainly of poets born after 1975. This generation is united by the shared experience of growing up after the fall of the Soviet Union, when Cuba was catapulted into extreme deprivation.
9:00 p.m. Dance performance of Reprise by Pioneer Winter Collective
Reprise blends contemporary dance and personal narrative to explore queer experiences and intersectionality, (in)visibility, and power.
Pioneer Winter Collective is a company of allies that democratize performance through unexpected bodies in unexpected places, producing unexpected social change – powerful stories and voices that transform the cultural landscape. Described as avant-garde, experimental, fearless, and “as diverse as Miami itself” (Miami New Times), the Collective blurs the line between physical theater and contemporary dance. In addition to critically acclaimed live performance and film works choreographed by Pioneer Winter, the Collective also produces Grass Stains, the only site-specific commissioning and mentoring project of its kind, and LEAP, which empowers art making and fosters intergenerational voices in the LGBTQ community. More information: http://pioneerwinter.com/
What: “Mi pareja calva y yo vamos a tener un hijo” book presentation by Legna Rodríguez and “Reprise” by Pioneer Winter Collective
When: May 1st & 2nd at 8:00 p.m.
Where: On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium
Cost: $20 adults | $15 students and seniors | $10 for groups (10 +)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, by phone (800) 745-3000. No service charge at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Info: 305.547.5414 | www.fundarte.us
Jun. 6 Closing Event at The Colony Theater.
8:00 p.m. Extrema, by Marco Flores Dance Company
Marco Flores Dance Company avoids pre-established trends, and struggles to maintain a language of its own. Its productions are built upon absolute creative freedom, setting the company apart from any aesthetic cliché, be it classical or modern.
Extrema departs from questions such as:
- How can I materialize – using choreographic, musical and spatial composition – a journey through multiplicity?
- How do I let go of what I am?
- How can I find my alter ego inside my own multiplicity?
From these questions, Marco Flores proposes a piece that seeks extremes or contrary concepts, which approach or move away revealing new forms of themselves: heterodox-orthodox, physical-emotional, unisexual-androgen … In this story, the end is not the arrival of these extremes, but the possibility of knowing new imaginaries that will open multiple identities and new poetics to the interpreter.
What: “Extrema”, by Marco Flores Dance Company
When: Jun. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Colony Theater, Miami Beach (1040 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach, FL 33139)
Cost: $35-30 adults | $5 Off for students & seniors | $20 for Groups of 10+ calling 305.978.3848
More Info: 786.348.0789 – 305.674.1040
FUNDarte 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 with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical, and social perspectives.
Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2020 comes in part from: Miami Dade County Auditorium; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the National Endowment 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 Arts Council; El Nuevo Herald; Pamela Restaurant, and The Broadmoor Hotel.