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Miami, September 13, 2010 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed 2010-11 Cultura del Lobo Performance Series brings to South Florida fresh and unique work from around the globe, both traditional and contemporary. The new season kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m., with the renowned Tania Perez Salas Compañía de Danza.

The complete 2010-11 Cultura del Lobo Performance Series:

Tania Perez Salas Compañía de Danza

Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Blvd.

Tickets: $25 - $90

Brilliant technique, visceral and intense emotions are hallmarks of Tania Perez Salas, Mexico’s most accomplished and celebrated choreographer. She brings her company’s sharp physical attack mixed with theatrical depth to Miami for one night only as part of an international tour celebrating Mexico’s 200th anniversary of independence.

Culture Clash

Culture Clash in AmeriCCA: Real People, Real Stories

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 & 13, 2010, at 8 p.m.

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium

300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 1

Tickets: $15 - $20

For more than two decades, this ensemble of writers and actors has been digging deep into American culture to formulate an outrageous brand of “performance collage.” Adapted from real interviews with people across the U.S., the troupe’s signature use of satire, vaudeville, mime and spoken word dramatizes the voices of the socially invisible, offering a fresh examination of cultures in flux.    

Women of Calypso

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 & 29, 2011 at 8 p.m.

William & Joan Lehman Theater at MDC North Campus

11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami

Tickets: $10 - $15 

Women of Calypso is a project of the Performing Americas Program (PAP) of the National Performance Network (NPN). MDC Cultural Affairs has served as a presenting curator for PAP for the past two years. This project frames the various facets of Calypso and its culture, and showcases music and song from the English-speaking Caribbean. The work is performed by three prominent women of Calypso:  Singing Saundra, Queen Fayola, and Princess Kizzie. 

Gema y Pável

20th Year Anniversary & Ofrenda a Borinquen

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 at 7 p.m.

The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 

Tickets: $20 - $25, students and seniors $18

Contemporary Cuban musical duo Gema y Pável just released a new album dedicated to Puerto Rican composers and songwriters called Ofrenda Borinquen in celebration of their 20 years together. They began singing in the streets of Havana, and the result is a new style of urban Cuban music that incorporates trovas and boleros, Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Yoruba, and modern rock music.

Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People

The Last Meadow

Friday and Saturday, March 25 & 26, 2011, at 8 p.m.

The Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach

Tickets: $20 - $25, students and seniors $18

In The Last Meadow, gorgeous passages of dance bloom throughout, expressing longing and frustration. The new performance from the critically-acclaimed and recent Guggenheim Fellowship awardee Miguel Gutierrez mines movement and text from James Dean’s East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. The Last Meadow creates a non-narrative collage America where the jig is up and the dream has died.

An Evening with Lenine

Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

174 E. Flagler Street, downtown

Tickets: $27 - $52, students and seniors $18

Cultura del Lobo presents Lenine, the man who virtually swept Brazil's annual TIM awards last year, winning "Best CD," "Best Male Vocalist" and "Best Song," plus two Latin Grammys on top of it all.  With his husky voice and irresistible blend of Brazilian Popular Music, rock, hip-hop, and traditional sounds, Lenine has been called Brazil's answer to Prince.  His songs have been recorded by Milton Nascimento, Sergio Mendes and Dionne Warwick.

Throughout its 50-year history, Miami Dade College has been a cultural beacon in the community. The Cultura del Lobo Performance Series is an MDC initiative, through the Cultural Affairs Department. It was originally conceived as a play on the name of the downtown campus (Wolfson) and the adventurous spirit of the college’s programs, and has a celebrated history of featuring international and culturally specific work, both traditional and contemporary, which would not otherwise be seen in this region. Low-cost group tickets and free tickets are available to selected organizations for every performance.

 

For more information, please contact: MDC Cultural Affairs Department at 305-237-3010.

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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