Miami, July 21, 2023 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Live Arts Miami program announces a new series at Superblue Miami, an experimental art center and gallery. Fusing dance and world music in a stunning immersive art setting, the series will kick off on Saturday, August 12, with a captivating performance by renowned choreographer Mike Tyus with a cohort of Miami movement artists, and a special concert by internationally acclaimed musician Sona Jobarteh on Sunday, August 13.
“We are thrilled to curate this remarkable performing art series at Superblue Miami,” said Kathryn Garcia, executive director of Live Arts Miami, a component of MDC’s Cultural Affairs division. The combination of live art, immersive installations and cutting-edge technology creates an unparalleled experience for the audience. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration and the transformative nature of art.”
Superblue Miami, known for its groundbreaking immersive art installations by artists including James Turrell, teamLab, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Es Devlin, provides the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary series. The integration of live performances with the center’s captivating exhibitions takes the audience on a sensory journey, blurring the lines between performer and spectator, and creating an intimate and transformative encounter with the arts.
The series begins with pop-up performances by LA-based choreographer Tyus, who has taken the dance world by storm. He and collaborator Luca Renzi will bring their unique style of contemporary dance — blending improvisation, fluid floor work and physical partnering that challenge the limits of the human body – to Superblue’s Pulse Topology exhibit consisting of 3,000 suspended light bulbs designed by renowned Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
The following weekend, August 19 – 20, will feature a talented ensemble of Miami-based dancers led by Tyus, who will weave together intricate patterns and mesmerizing formations within the sprawling teamLab 3D exhibition Between Life and Non-Life at Superblue. The performances will be customized to each exhibition and their sensorial activations.
On the evening of August 19, the series will present a special concert by Jobarteh. Hailing from a long line of West African Griots, Jobarteh is a virtuoso on the kora, a traditional West African string instrument. With her soul-stirring voice and unparalleled mastery of the kora, Jobarteh’s music transcends cultural barriers, and will transport listeners to distant realms of melody and rhythm within the immersive, glimmering Pulse Topology installation.
WHAT: Live Arts Miami at Superblue
WHEN: Sona Jobarteh Concert: Saturday, August 19, at 8 p.m.
Mike Tyus Dance in Pulse Topology exhibit: August 12 – 13, at noon, 2 p.m., 4p.m. and 6 p.m.
August 19 – 20, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Mike Tyus & Co. Group Dance in teamLab exhibit: August 19 – 20, at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
WHERE: Superblue Miami
1101 N.W. 23rd St.
Miami, FL 33127
ABOUT SUPERBLUE MIAMI:
Supporting the voices and visions of contemporary artists to bring to life their artistic creations, Superblue curates immersive experiences that catalyze shared human connection and engagement that fascinates, changes, and enlightens audiences. The center opened in 2021 in Miami’s historically diverse and rapidly up-and-coming arts neighborhood of Allapattah. Superblue’s inaugural show, Every Wall Is a Door, offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to be transported to an array of new worlds in a single visit through dynamic installations created by three of the world’s leading experiential artists — Es Devlin, teamLab, and James Turrell. One of the most exciting additions to the arts and entertainment ecosystem of Miami, Superblue Miami will continue to showcase world- class art of spectacular proportions. For more information about Superblue, visit superblue.com or follow @superblue.art on Instagram and @superblueart on Twitter.
ABOUT LIVE ARTS MIAMI
Live Arts Miami is one of the city’s oldest and boldest performing arts series: an action-driven, people-centered platform for powerful performances, impactful community programs, and learning experiences that spark dialogue, raise awareness around pressing issues, and open minds and hearts in all who take part. Created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo, Live Arts Miami is proud to be a part of Miami Dade College’s celebrated Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, please visit www.liveartsmiami.org and follow @liveartsmiami on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The programs of Live Arts Miami are funded by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the National Endowment for the Arts; South Arts; National Performance Network (NPN); the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In addition, Live Arts Miami is a National Performance Network (NPN) partner. Major NPN contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Superblue Media Contact: Carma Connected, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-438-9200.