November 2010, Volume 14, Number 5

Cultural Spotlight

Petare 2009 (2100, 2009, 3000), by José Antonio Hernández-Diez

Take Part in smART Way to Help Students

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, MDC is taking a creative approach to raising scholarship funds by hosting smART, a major exhibition and sale of works by Latin American artists.


Culture Clash in AmeriCCA

Two Decades of Cultura and Twice the Love From the NEA

Increasing support from the National Endowment for the Arts helps Cultura del Lobo celebrate its 20th anniversary in grand style with six programs by artists from the Americas.


Ballet dancer

World’s Top Dancers Grace Stage and Screen at MDC

Top dancers from around the globe shared their talents with South Florida audiences during the XV Anniversary International Ballet Festival of Miami, co-sponsored by MDC.


Octavio Roca introduces his new book

MDC Professor’s Book Celebrates Rich Heritage of Cuban Ballet

In his new book, MDC professor Octavio Roca chronicles the history and worldwide influence of Cuban ballet and tells the tale of the Cuban diaspora and exile dancers.


MDC dance teacher Neri Torres

Using Dance to Develop Body, Mind and Soul

Promoting Afro-Cuban culture and folklore through the arts, MDC dance teacher Neri Torres cultivates her students’ hearts and minds while teaching them to dance.


Tarell Alvin McCraney

Thespian Returns to Lift Others into Limelight

Now famous on both sides of the Atlantic, New World School of the Arts graduate Tarell Alvin McCraney returns to give back to NWSA by performing scenes from his plays at a fundraiser.


Fuenteovejuna

Prometeo Revives Lope de Vega Classic

Reviving a 17th century Spanish classic, MDC’s Teatro Prometeo will perform Lope de Vega’s "Fuenteovejuna," which the professional actor-training troupe will then take on tour.


Poster for Steve Martin's play

This Fall, All the World's a Stage for MDC Theatergoers

After opening with Steve Martin’s hit "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," MDC has more great plays to offer, from "The Real Inspector Hound" at Kendall Campus to "The House of Blue Leaves" at Wolfson.


Sans titre (Untitled), by Savaz Boyraz

Powerful Memories Come to Life at AGS

MDC’s Art Gallery System offers great exhibitions, including "Memories & Images – Latin America Through Photography." MDC’s West Gallery will offer trolley rides as part of “Social Fridays in Doral.”


 Jaie Laplante

New Director Takes Helm of Film Festival

MDC’s Miami International Film Festival gears up for a stellar season, with the teamwork of its new director, Jaie Laplante, and guest curator Nicole Guillemet, the festival’s former director.


Barrie Brett

Donation Enriches MDC’s Treasure Trove of Moving Images

Having worked on shows that now represent Florida’s history, veteran TV producer Barrie Brett donates 330 tapes to MDC’s Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.


Carlos Huerta, Emilia Anguita and Chilean Consul General Juan Luis Nilo

Chilean Film Festival at the Tower Theater

In celebration of the bicentennial of Chile’s independence, MDC’s Tower Theater recently presented four contemporary films during CINE! Chilean Film Festival 2010.


'Play Dead'

MDC Student Film a Scary Success

A short horror film by MDC Kendall Campus students is enjoying international acclaim.


MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet

Sweet Sounds of Jazz Fill Fall Air

Jazz lovers have every reason to rejoice this year as MDC once again offers a cornucopia of free jazz concerts at its Kendall and Wolfson campuses.



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