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Neil de la Flor

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    The Florida Grand Opera's elegantly executed version of George Bizet's generally lackluster The Pearl Fishers features two up-and-coming singers performing the role of Leila—sopranos Sydney Mancasola (who performed February 28 and March 1, and has two more performances on March 3 and 6) and Emily Birsan (who will perform the...
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    I entered curious and vaguely intrigued, but reserved about going in. On an uncharacteristically chilly Miami night, I invited my husband to watch “Now Now Oh Now,” an interactive theater experience from Rude Mechs, an Austin-based theater ensemble made up by Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley,...
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    Four Cervezas de los Muertos, an order of guacamole and chips, a beef quesadilla and 80 bucks later, my friend and I headed over to The Carlton Hotel for "Jacqueries." Produced and presented by Knight Arts grantees FilmGate and Grass Stains, "Jacqueries" was "a political heist story told through movement...
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    Alma Dance Theater presents "Only Ladies Sing the Blues" at the Banyan Bowl Amphitheater at Pinecrest Gardens on Friday, February 6th. "Only Ladies Sing the Blues" is a gendered performance that takes its cue from the wide range of music created by women. Choreographed by Marissa Alma Nick, the work...
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    Thanks to Octavio Campos, I danced Merengue on a countertop in an abandoned outdoor bar in Wynwood and learned the value of being and becoming a culture instigator. Octavio Campos. FilmGate Interactive kick off party. Photos by Carlos Andrews Cuervo Campos headlined the kick off party...
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    If you missed ScreenDance Miami from Tigertail Productions, you missed a week of extraordinary dances made specifically for film and camera. The week-long festival highlighted filmmakers from New York, Memphis, Montreal and Spain, as well as South Florida-based choreographers, dancers and filmmakers who exhibited work at PAMM, The Screening Room,...
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    FilmGate Interactive. FilmGate Interactive, a Knight Arts grantee, returns with another week-long event "at the crossroads of film, technology and interactive storytelling." The festival, which runs from February 1-8, is the brainchild of Executive Director Diliana Alexander. Alexander, whom I interviewed last year, spoke with me...
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    The third annual Filmgate Interactive, a Knight Arts grantee, is Florida’s only transmedia conference that blurs genres and weaves film, technology and interactive storytelling together. The festival, which runs from February 1-8, features more than 10 screenings, five performances, three interactive exhibits and 10 workshops throughout Miami Beach and Greater...