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Out in the Tropics 2022

Out in the Tropics will present daring and innovative performances showcasing artists and projects that address gender politics, sexuality, and the LGBTQ identity. Featuring: Corporeal Decorum choreographed by Liony Garcia, Requiem por un Alcavarán by Lukas Avendaño, Sadonna a musical performance by Miguel Gutierrez, Trópico de Covadonga by Rodrigo Cuevas; Andares by Makuyeika Theatre Collective; Milonga, Sonata y Plata by Marco Flores; a literary reading and art exhibit by Ena Columbie; and Latin Standards by Marga Gomez among others.

 

Out in the Tropics Program

APRIL 7, 8, 9 at Miami Theater Center

  • Liony Garcia

Apr 7, 8, 9, 2022 8:00 p.m. Corporeal Decorum choreographed by Liony Garcia, and performed by Gabriela Burdsall at Miami Theater Center. Commissioned and presented by Miami Light Project. 

Liony Garcia is a queer choreographer and dancer based in Miami, Florida, his latest piece Corporeal Decorum, is a multidisciplinary performance piece that explores the cultural erasure of Miami’s Art Deco District. Drawing inspiration from earlier examples of architectural preservation in Miami Beach, the choreography reinterprets Miami’s urban and material past as a contemporary embodied form. The performance invites the viewer into a world where the factual and the imaginary overlap in reconstructing the past. Architectural remnants are unearthed. Their fragments are translated and made visible through the expression of the body and the acrylic sculptures by projection artist True Harrigan, acting as prisms of refracted light and manipulated throughout the piece to illuminate animate the scenery. The piece memorializes important features of the city’s surviving deco architecture; it joins elements in both scenography and the body itself, contrasting the human-built with the ephemeral temperament of the natural environment.

More information: https://miamilightproject.com/event/corporeal-decorum-liony-garcia/

 

What:             Corporeal Decorum choreographed by Liony Garcia

When:            Apr 7, 8, 9, 2022 8:00 p.m.

Where:          Miami Theater Center

(9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138)

Cost:              $25 | $15

Tickets:         https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liony-garcia-corporeal-decorum-tickets-265693023987

+ info:             https://miamilightproject.com/event/corporeal-decorum-liony-garcia/ | 305.576.4350 or 305.751.9550

April 8 & 9 at Centro Cultural Español

  • Lukas Avendaño

Apr 8 & 9, 2022 9:00 p.m. Requiem por un alcavarán (Requiem for a Curlew), by Lukas Avendaño at Centro Cultural Español.

This performance will provide a rare exposure to the per-formative dance of the Zapotec man-woman known as the ‘muxe’. Muxe culture provides a shrouded social acceptance for certain taboos while celebrating what is still seen as a transgression. A local bird, the curlew, whose mating ritual often ends up sacrificing the male for the female, inspires the dance. The piece also speaks and relates to subjects such as homophobia, and the way in which many queer and non-gender conforming people, mysteriously disappear in Latin America.

What:             Requiem por un alcavarán (Requiem for a Curlew), by Lukas Avendaño

When:            Apr 8, 9, 2022 9:00 p.m.

Where:          Centro Cultural Español (1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL, 33132 (Entrance located on 15th St).)

Cost:              $15

Tickets:         https://microtheatermiami.com/taquilla-es/

+ info:             www.fundarte.us | 786.348.0789 or 305 448 9677

April 15 at North Beach Bandshell

Out In The Tropics Double Bill Event at The North Beach Bandshell. Apr 15, 2022 8:00 p.m.

This double billed event will feature an evening of a musical performance by Miguel Gutierrez and Trópico de Covadonga, the appropriation of folklore, myths and legends of northern Spain through the music of the Asturian queer musician Rodrigo Cuevas.

  • Miguel Gutierrez

Apr 15, 2022 8:00 p.m. Sadonna by Miguel Gutierrez at North Beach Bandshell

This musical project is exactly what it sounds like: sad versions of Madonna songs. Miguel Gutierrez shows just how tiny the spiritual distance is between the international pop superstar from Bay City, Michigan, and himself, an international experimental multidiscipline artist from Colonia, New Jersey. Backed by the SLUTINOS, the Sad Latino Boys Backup Singers, Sadonna ekes out the melancholy cry for help hidden within Madonna’s uplifting lyrics.

More information: https://www.miguelgutierrez.org/sadonna

  • Rodrigo Cuevas

Apr 15, 2022 9:00 p.m. Trópico de Covadonga by Rodrigo Cuevas at North Beach Bandshell

Rodrigo Cuevas is one of the most unclassifiable artists of the moment. Trópico de Covadonga combines folk and electronic sounds, divaism, humor, elegant eroticism, hedonism and the celebration of non-negotiable rights. Beautiful contemporary choreographies, staging that combines vintage elements with video projections and a wardrobe that will leave no one indifferent, create a formula that everyone would like to clone but that no one, except him can do.

More information: https://rodrigocuevas.sexy/

What:             Miguel Gutierrez & Rodrigo Cuevas (Two Concerts)

When:            Apr. 15, 2022 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Where:          North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141)

Cost:              $20 in advance | $25 at door | $5 off for Students, Seniors and Miami Beach residents.

33139; 33140; 33141 zip code holders

Tickets:         northbeachbandshell.com

+ info:             northbeachbandshell.com | 786.348.0789 or 305.672.5202

April 22 & 23 at On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium

  • Makuyeika Theatre Collective

Apr. 22 & 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.: Andares by Makuyeika Theatre Collective (Mexico) at On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium.

Makuyeika uses keen, artistic sensibility to address themes of great social, cultural, and human value that create original narratives and theatricalities of Mexico’s indigenous people. Makuyeika means “wayfarer” in the language of the Wixarika people and was formed, as part of a Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship project. Andares (Pathways) centers on the lives of indigenous youths in México, devised collectively through personal anecdotes, ancestral myths, as well as traditional music and art forms. The play shines light on a range of realities; land usurpation, widespread violence, ancestral duties, and community resistance that indigenous people face at the crossroads of modern life and tradition. Andares is a genuine, eye-opening, and intimate close-up on Mexico’s most remote corners and the extraordinary stories of its humble, everyday inhabitants.

More information: http://www.makuyeika.co/

What:             Andares by Makuyeika Theatre Collective

When:            Apr. 22 & 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Where:          Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Cost:              $20 | $15

Tickets:         Ticketmaster; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

+Info:              www.FUNDarte.us | | www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org 305.547.5414 | 786.348.0789

PLEASE NOTE: Before attending, please review our updated Health & Safety Measures for indoor performances at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

May 6 at Mid Stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium

  • Marco Flores

May 6, 2022 8:00 p.m. Milonga, Sonata y Plata by Marco Flores at Mid Stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium.

This production unites two important contemporary Spanish artists: Marco Flores, multi-awarded bailaor and choreographer, and José Almarcha, lead guitarist.

Both develop a dance; scenic and musical dialogue that spontaneously juggles embracing and departing from classical forms, which creates their own contemporary expression.

The work will reference the Silver Age of Spanish culture: Antonio José Martínez Palacios, Sabicas, and García Lorca. Also present will be the Italian-Spanish Baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti along with original music composed by Jose Almarcha.

More information: http://ciamarcoflores.com/en/home/

What:             Milonga, Sonata y Plata by Marco Flores

When:            May 6, 2022 8:00 p.m.

Where:          Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Cost:              $30 | $25

Tickets:         Ticketmaster; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

+Info:              www.FUNDarte.us | | www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org 305.547.5414 | 786.348.0789

PLEASE NOTE: Before attending, please review our updated Health & Safety Measures for indoor performances at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

May 7

Out In The Tropics Double Bill Event (location to be announced)

This double billed event will feature an evening of a live literary reading by Ena Columbie that explores Latino identity and issues surrounding migration through juxtaposition of images and words and a stand up comedy performance Latin Standards by San Francisco-based solo performer Marga Gomez who will explore current themes such as acculturation and performing gender in the way of life of the newly arrived emigrant

  • Ena Columbie

May 7, 2022 2:00 p.m. Deja que mis fotos te hablen y que mis letras te retraten (Let my photos speak to you and my words photograph you) by Ena Columbie .

Ena Columbie will present a multidisciplinary exhibit, which includes a live literary reading that explores Latino identity and issues surrounding migration through juxtaposition of images and words.

  • Marga Gomez

May 7, 2022 4:00 p.m. Latin Standards by Marga Gomez

Latin Standards was named New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor.” Written and performed by GLAAD award winner Marga Gomez and directed by David Schweizer, “Latin Standards” recalls Marga’s childhood in Washington Heights with her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, and prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino variety shows also known as La Farandula. As a tribute to his memory, adult Marga defied reason and launched a hipster comedy night at “Esta Noche,” a doomed San Francisco Latino drag club, during the onset of the city’s gentrification crisis. It’s an energetic, funny and poignant story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. After playing full houses in Tucson in 2018 the Arizona Star said: “Gomez infuses her stories with such delicious details and character that you are transported. That makes for a fine 80 minutes.”

More information: http://www.margagomez.com/

This event is Free

What:             Photo Exhibit and Literary Reading by Ena Columbie and Latin Standards by Marga Gomez

When:            May 7, 2022 2:00 p.m.

Where:          Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Cost:              This event is Free

RSVP HERE

+Info:              www.FUNDarte.us  | www.mbgarden.org | 305.673.7256| 786.348.0789

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. Visit us at www.fundarte.us for more information about our exciting and diverse live programming.

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