February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1

Cultural Spotlight


Telltale Talent

Halfway through its standout 2013-14 season, MDC Live Arts continues to deliver some of its most compelling performances to date with innovative artists from around the globe.

After a stunning original work by renowned dancer/choreographer Nora Chipaumire in Miriam last month, the performing arts series takes audiences on a journey to the unconventional with the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, playing Feb. 19-23. This unforgettable show will take place in a real-life pub, offering audiences an immersive theatrical experience they won’t soon forget.

March will usher in a unique collaboration between two independent pioneers of film and music with the South Florida premier of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. This new “live documentary” by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green traces the career of futurist, architect, engineer, inventor and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983), one the most unique American minds of the last century. Green narrates the film in person while legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo performs their original score.

In April, audiences will have a chance to see the work of one of the most acclaimed, in-demand dance companies in the country when Trey McIntyre Project takes the stage at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. McIntyre’s work embraces all forms of movement, set to a repertoire that spans from rock and classical to jazz and folk.

To close the season, Baloji & L’orchestre de la Katuba casts a spell with his unique blend of Congolese rumba and ’60s soul. Swahili for “sorcerer,” Baloji is a fitting name for a man who has transformed himself from one of the most successful MCs from the French scene into a producer, musician, rapper and all-around musical wizard.

— AMS


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