Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Since their discovery in 2009 by Charles Reinhart after the premiere of Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has quickly become a beloved fixture in the contemporary arts scene in Miami.
With a whirlwind success that has taken them from sold out performances at the prestigious American Dance Festival (ADF), the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, and most recently the Baryshnikov Arts Center NYC, the company is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the national dance scene.
For their Maui debut, they will perform Cookie’s Kid and excerpts from Dining Alone. Cookie’s Kid is a solo dance theater work that explores what is inherited muscle memory. The first solo work by Rosie Herrera, it utilizes her unique and diverse performance background ranging from cabaret, classical music, and urban and contemporary dance as a way to explore and dissect the oppression of toughness. Utilizing iconography ranging from La Lupe, Charles Bronson, and Walter Mercardo as the framework to explore movement, Cookie’s Kid is an exploration on how these seemingly unrelated idols are connected within a theme of rebellion, strength, vulnerability, and the ethereal.
Dining Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth, and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food, Dining Alone invites you into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.
Known for its diverse ensemble that consists of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theater, performance art, opera, drag, and contemporary ballet, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has had the privilege of performing 2 ADF-commissioned pieces and premiering them at the festival, as well enjoying unprecedented success in Miami. Their NYC premiere of Dining Alone was hailed by dance critic, Deborah Jowitt, as “earthy, poetic, and beyond dada imaginative.”
Tickets: $35, $45 (plus applicable fees)
On sale to MACC Members: Tuesday, October 11
On sale to Public: Tuesday, October 18
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