AUGUSTO SOLEDADE BRAZZDANCE will perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in the intimate Lab Theater on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. including a matinee performance on Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.
The performance will include Altars and audience favorites, Kayala and Diaries of An Outlaw. In Altars, artistic director Augusto Soledade considers and abstracts aspects of the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomble in order to comment on divine presence in religious rituals and daily life. He juxtaposes his Afro-Fusion aesthetic with the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the intention of bringing together the spiritual sense of two distinct worlds. The book How Night Came from the Sea, an Afro-Brazilian folktale, told by Mary-Joan Gerson was the inspiration for Kayala. It sparked the choreographer’s interest to draw ideas from some of the literary images in order to explore the concepts of Night and Day, and create a contemporary dance that is appropriate to all ages. Diaries of an Outlaw is inspired by the life of the legendary outlaw Maria Bonita of Brazil. The work investigates life as outlaws; the intrinsic limits and pressures of motherhood and love in such adverse environment. As in much of Soledade’s repertory, the blend of dance styles found in Diaries of an Outlaw yields a work that is at once athletic and nuanced, both percussive and fluid, as it captures the rhythms of the outlaw life.
Tickets for COLLAGE are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased through the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center box office by calling (786) 573-5300, or online at www.smdcac.org. Tickets are on sale now.
This young & talented ensemble, Kevin & Kristen Seto as violionists and Stephen Seto playing the piano will delight all with a Mother's Day special concertat Cinema Paradiso
about THE SETO TRIO:
Kevin Seto, a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, is majoring in violin performance. He has also studied violin at the Boston Conservatory. Kevin began his violin studies at the age of 3 and joined the Florida Youth Orchestra in third grade. During his time at F.Y.O. Kevin enjoyed many performance opportunities including performing in America’s 400th Anniversary celebration with the Virginia Symphony and playing in Carnegie Hall in New York City. In May of 2009 the Florida Youth Orchestra presented him with the prestigious Joseph Leavitt Award. During his high school years, Kevin participated in the All County and All State Orchestras, was concertmaster of the Flanagan High School Orchestra, and in his senior year was nominated for the Miami Herald’s Silver Knights Award in Music. At FGCU, he was chosen to participate in the Florida Enhanced Learning Through Music programs in Collier County teaching the pre-k violin literacy program, recognized by Florida’s Department of Education, at the Guadalupe Early Childhood Center in Immokalee, Florida. Recent accomplishments include winning third place in the Big Arts Concerto Competition, first place in the Young Artists Awards and first place in the Jillian Prescott Music Awards in Fort Myers.
As a violin performance major at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, Kristen Seto is currently studying with Mrs. Carol Cole and previously studied with Huifang Chen and Thomas D. Moore. Kristen was selected among the nations greatest to play in the National High School Honors Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia. As a member of the Florida Youth Orchestra for 11 years, Kristen had the opportunity to serve as assistant concertmaster of the Principal Orchestra and first violinist of the Aurora Strings Quartet, where she was awarded the prestigious Joseph Leavitt Music Award. In 2012, Kristen was awarded honorable mention in the New World Symphony concerto competition and was selected as concertmaster for their Side-By-Side Concert. In high school she participated in All-County, All-State, and Florida Federation of Music Clubs Finals where she won first place in violin solo and honorable mention in violin concerto. In 2007, Kristen performed in America’s 400th Anniversary in Jamestown, Virginia where she was one of the 400 musicians chosen from around the country to play her violin with the Virginia Symphony for the President of the United States. Recent accomplishments include winning first place in the Ars Flores Young Artists Concerto Competition, honorable mention in the Miami Herald’s Silver Knights Award in Music and second place in the Big Arts Concerto Competition.
currently pursuing a Professional Performance Certificate in Piano Performance at Lynn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Roberta Rust. He recently completed his Master’s Degree from Lynn Conservatory of Music at Lynn University and received his Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of Miami where he studied piano with Tian Ying and harpsichord with Frank Cooper. Stephen has participated in piano master classes with pianists Ory Shihor, Jon Kimura Parker, Santiago Rodriguez, Luis Ascot, Louis Lortie, and Margarita Shevchenko. He was first place winner of the Fourteenth Annual Scholarship Competition presented by the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association and has participated in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs State Convention where he was awarded 2nd place in Piano Solo and 2nd place in Piano Concerto. In 2006 Stephen was among 11 outstanding pianists performing for the Chopin Festival Concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His music has been played on local and national public radio stations. Stephen accompanies students of all instruments but enjoys making music with his brother Kevin and sister Kristen, who are violinists. He has also accompanied student’s participating in the Florida Orchestra Association music ensembles of Broward County Schools. Recently, he was the pianist for the award winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Nine to Five” at West Boca High School. Stephen balances out his time with the ukulele, guitar, composing, recording, astronomy, nature, spear fishing, and surfing.
EACH JULY A QUIRKY CONCERT IS BROADCAST UNDERWATER FOR DIVERS, SNORKELERS AND THE OCCASIONAL MERMAID, IN ORDER TO EMPHASIZE REEF PRESERVATION. THE NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED SUBMERGED SONGFEST IS HELD AT LOOE KEY REEF IN THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY.
THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL IS COMING UP ON JULY 13 AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ATTEND, GRAB A SNORKEL OR A TUBA AND VISIT
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