Site Specific Performance Series Preview

Design District presents an evening in four acts

April 19th, 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.

8:00 PM
Words and Wonders by Marie Whitman

191 NE 40th Street, Moore Bldg. 3d floor
Performance Artist and Writer Marie Whitman pulls her original poems off the page and breathes them to life. Marie weaves theatrical threads of spoken word, movement, humor and heart and offers live vignettes of rhythm and rhyme. She poetically ponders our quick, click and drag, celebrity crazed days in “Consumer” and then taunts and testifies, questioning the big guy in the sky in “Grace Says.” April is National Poetry Month, so come get a deliciously unique dose!

8:30 PM
“Anatomy – Experiment # 1 – Figure of a Showgirl” by Miami Theater Center Resident Artist Octavio Campos featuring Yevgenia Katz

191 NE 40th Street, Moore Bldg. ground floor
Dr. O chief creative surgeon and sociologist of the company I.P.O (Insane Performance Opportunities) embarks on a 7 p(Art) series of experimental performances with “Anatomy” a investigative research on the act of creation where he dissects different artistic professions and proves everybody can do it, even if they really can’t. Using hypnosis, psychology, collusion, chaos and metamorphosis “Anatomy” presents its first post tropical expressionist white paper “Experiment #1 – Figure of a Showgirl”

Yevgenia Katz and Miami Theater Center Resident Artist Octavio Campos

9:00 PM
Biscayne Blues Preview by Oscar Fuentes

175 NE 40 Street, Garden Bldg. 2nd floor (Private entrance at rear of building)
Biscayne Blues is a homegrown, independent short film/music video shot in the streets of Biscayne Boulevard and the waters of Biscayne Bay, now in its final editing stages. In the story, Miami poet, Oscar Fuentes has fallen in love with the shadow of death, a raven-haired beauty that lives in the emerald waters of Biscayne Bay, his Lady-death. The Poet enlists the help of his band, and in his classic ride, a 74 Dodge Dart, journeys to the underworld to face the succubus that has taken possession of his soul.

Oscar Fuentes

9:30 PM
The FUNKdalena Lounge featuring Deborah Magdalena and The Brass King

By Deborah Magdelena

175 NE 40th Street, Garden Bldg. Rooftop Garden (Private rear entrance at rear of building)
Known for their explosive chemistry, the rare groove selector The Brass King and performance artist Deborah Magdalena bring you into their FUNKdalena Lounge. With an album which is inspired by theological experiences, love addiction, redemption from an emotional suicide and 70’s Latin Soul music. This dynamic duo have meshed, hashed, re-arranged, composed, poetically ciphered, fixed and remixed features inspired by Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Smiths, Roy Ayers, Tanya Gardner, Danny Hathway, Dell Fonix and Earth Wind & Fire to name a few. You will party, laugh, cry, dance and leave motivated to live your life on the FUNK side.

Photography by Manny Hernandez

Deborah Magdelena

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