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Soaring to new heights, the review of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s 8cho Miami

by REBEKKAH MAR Thursday night, June 20th 2013, the streets of downtown Miami were filled with enthusiastic frenzied Heat fans crowding sport bars and cheering in the stadium. However, a few blocks away from the packed American Airlines Arena, one could see a group of people rushing to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House for the premiere of the anticipated 8cho. Instead of sporting white Heat shirts, Adrienne Arsht ticket holders clutched their programs and showed as much excitement as the loyal Miami Heat fans as they rushed toward the Opera House to watch the “must see” aerial tango spectacle. That night the Miami Heat fans were not the only winners. The performances were filled with culture, passion, music, and of course, the tango. But it was not just an … [Read more...]

Peter London, Global Dance Company at Adrienne Arsht Center.

by Rebekkah Mar I am not a professional critic or even a fan of dancing. Besides the fact that I lack foot coordination and cannot maintain balance, I wouldn't be able to differentiate between a proper arabesque and a pointed hand raised above the head. However once I entered the Carnival Studio to watch the Peter London Global Dance Company, I couldn't wait for the performance to begin. Imagine walking into the theater with jazz music in the background and people happily chatting about the anticipated dances. The atmosphere was perfect. All of a sudden the spotlights lit up the small stage focusing on a single female dancer in the center. After she captivated the audience with her lyrical moves swaying her arms and moving her legs in a joyful yet calm fashion, the rest of the dancers … [Read more...]