Site Specific: May Program

Design District presents an evening in four acts

May 17th, 2014
7:30 – 10:30 PM

Site Specific brings performance out of the traditional theater and into our neighborhood. Enjoy performances by Miami’s most talented poets, actors, writers, filmmakers and musicians as they turn the Design District into a roving theatrical event. The event is free and open to the public.

In the video below, meet May’s Site Specific acts.


8:00 PM
Sinuous Complexity
151 NE 40th Street, Suite 200

Sinuous Complexity

Arevalo Gallery is proud to present the exhibit and on-site installation of prominent Miami artist Karen Rifas. On the evening of May 17th there will be a special dance performance within the installation titled Sinuous Complexity, conceived by Dale Andree and will be danced by Thryn Saxon and Angie Lu. In the Arevalo Gallery Project Rifas strives to challenge the preconceived notion of the gallery as an inert space and seductively immerses us in a level of perception and participation beyond the conventional norms that we usually encounter. This series of ephemeral site-specific installations will be accompanied by the to-scale maquettes of current and past installations, together with her most recent works on paper.

8:30 PM
Broadway Musical Theatre
89 NE 40th Street

Broadway Musical Theatre

Broadway Musical Theatre is a Miami community theater bringing the best and most lovable Broadway musicals on stage, in a large-scale productions involving the community of all South Florida and giving the platform to local artists to showcase and develop their talents. BMT’s mission is to bring to our community the magic of theater, music and dance focusing in all ages. BMT offers year round high quality training to children as well as adults. No matter where their future or present jobs take them, these families involved in our program and productions are the present and future for arts, whether as audience members or performers! On May 17, attendees will be delighted with the BMT ensemble BMT Broadway Voices bringing a selection of Broadway musicals in concert.

9:00 PM
91 NE 40 Street

PET - Rudi Goblen

PET is an interactive and physical one-man dance theatre piece set in a support group meeting for ex-lovers/serial monogamists, built from an array of interviews and shared experiences of the broken-hearted. Drawing from a repository of human emotions, fears, hopes, dreams and instincts; while forging a blend of movement, speech and actions to tell its story — PET deals with the complexities of relationships, love, and lack thereof. Written & Performed by Rudi Goblen | Directed by Michael Yawney PET was Commissioned & Presented by Miami Light Project, and created with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. 

9:30 PM
David Leon
87 NE 40th Street – Garden

David Leon

David Leon studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he plays with the Concert Jazz Band and the Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Septet led by Terence Blanchard. He has played with the 2011 and 2012 GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles and with the 2012 Jazz Band of America. David’s compositions have also been recognized by Downbeat magazine and by the ASCAP Foundation. Most recently, David was named a 2012 YoungArts Winner in Jazz. David will lead a trio of musicians in the sculpture garden created by Design District Gallerist, Bernard Markowicz.

Photography by Manny Hernandez

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