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Also appearing in the December 27 Florida Dance Associationís WinterFest concert are improvisational dance artists Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser.

Choreographer, company founder and dancer Gerda König returns to Miami with Body Distance Between the Minds, a dream-like, sensual and boundary crossing duet between a woman—performed by company founder and choreographer Gerda König—and company dancer Marc Stuhlmann, that explores the universal longing for touch. Includes nudity.

DIN A 13 is one of the foremost groups internationally to integrate dancers with and without disabilities. Gerda König founded the company in 1995 and since then has staged numerous feature-length productions that have been performed at dance festivals in Europe, Africa and in North and South America. In recent years she has passed on her many years of experience in working artistically with mixed-ability dancers in the form of diverse dance commissions, including some in the United States and Ethiopia. König herself expresses the experience of her own work best when she says, "... with dancers who do not conform to the usual social and aesthetic norms, I am impressed time and time again by the beauty and perfection of their unique movements."

"DIN A 13 reshapes the human body." – die TAZ

Making the Difference: Dance and Taboo in Sâo Paulo follows Gerda König's groundbreaking work in Brazil with dancers with and without disabilities. Making the Difference shows König creating a new dance work in Sâo Paulo, following her through the audition process and the many intimate moments of the rehearsals over a period of two months. At the same time, the film casts a glance at the hidden taboos of Brazilian society and presents them through the eyes of the dancers. The piece that König her Brazilian collaborators created confronts the audience with provocative questions about our notions of body, beauty and perfection, and so does the film. Sunday, December 28, 7:00 pm, at FIFI Projects art gallery, 167-B N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Arts District, Miami. No reservations are required but you can call Tigertail at 305 324 4337 for more information.

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Season partners and supporters for our 29th season include: Allegany Franciscan Ministries; American Express; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Audrey Love Charitable Foundation; BankAtlantic Foundation; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites at the Mantell Plaza, The Children's Trust; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Consulate General of Canada; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; Dorsch Gallery; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; Florida Literary Center; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Grolsch;; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation and MetLife Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; Open Doors; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Safe Schools South Florida; Shake-A-Leg Miami; The Sain-Orr Royak DeForest Steadman Foundation; Rain Vodka Organics; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.


December 27 , 2008
8:00 pm

Post-concert discussion


December 28 , 2008
7:00 pm


(Note that these events have already passed.)

Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL

FIFI Projects
167-B NW 23rd St.
Wynwood Arts District, Miami


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photo: Jo Kirchherr