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events

thirty-seventh season events (2016-17)

Kasper Toeplitz and Myriam Gourfink

Music and Dance

Monday thru Wednesday, May 22-24, 2017
Audiotheque, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Dance Workshop free; Music Talk/Demonstration free;
Music concert $10 at the door

Subtropics and Tigertail present composer Kasper Toeplitz and dancer/choreographer Myriam Gourfink in a 3-day residence that includes Gourfink's workshop titled Choreographic Composition through Yoga, and two music programs by Toeplitz – a lecture/demonstration and a concert.

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April, 2017

FIRE was a month filled with music, dance, film, and visual art: site-specific events and new performance throughout Miami at theaters and un-expected locations. Events in FIRE dismantled labels and provided opportunities for audiences and Miami artists of all media to explore a dialogue between artist and participant.

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

CITIZEN – dance

Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2017
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission, $50 VIP seating, $20 student/senior

Noted NYC-based choreographer Reggie Wilson asks, "What does it mean to belong?" and "What does it mean to NOT want to belong?", core questions of Reggie's investigations for his new evening-length dance work, CITIZEN.

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FIRE Gods in the Garden

Site-specific Dance

Wednesrday, April 12, 2017, 7:30 pm & 8:15 pm

Tigertail has commissioned four 5-7 minute solos by Miami-based choreographers Marissa Alma Nick, Carla Forte, Hattie Mae Williams and Pioneer Winter. These short solos will be performed sequentially, one after the other in the gardens of Vizcaya on a Moonlight evening celebration.

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Kiln Tour

Art by FIRE

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11am - 9pm
Various locations
FREE

The Kiln Tour is a free, day-long, visual arts adventure. Four artists who utilize fire in the creation of their work will open their studios to the public. Visit any or all four events.

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Frederic Rzewski – Solo Piano Concert

Music, Classical

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$35 general admission, $50 VIP seating

Brussels-based Frederic Rzewski, a great American composer and virtuosic pianist will make a rare appearance in the U.S. for a single Miami concert. Rzewski is recognized both for his innovative works and for his strong political convictions.

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FIRE Films

All month long

A free FIRE film each Wednesday at SoundScape Park, at the corner of Washington Ave and 17th St., Miami Beach

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

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SPEAKOUT – Reading & Performance by Andrea Assaf

Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project Resident Poet

Friday, March 3, 2016, 8:00 pm
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
FREE

Performer, writer, director, cultural organizer Andrea Assaf returns for a third year to lead this year’s SpeakOut week residency.

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WORDSPEAK – Readings & Performances by Outspoken Bean

Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project Resident Poet

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8:00 pm
The Conservatory at The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5:00 pm
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Both events are FREE

Back by popular demand, Tigertail Brave New Voices WordSpeak Team Coach Emanuelee Bean, known as Outspoken Bean, is a Texas Poet Laureate nominee, and ranked 9th in the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2013.

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ScreenDance Miami

Festival of Dance for Camera

Thursday thru Saturday, January 19-21, 2017
PAMM, Miami Beach Cinematheque and other locations TBA
Tickets at the door, night of screening

This Tigertail produced festival offers skill-developing workshops, panel discussions and screenings. For the third year in a row Tigertail is partnering with the internationally acclaimed Cinedans of the Netherlands.

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WORDSPEAK

Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project Book Launch & Reading

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
FREE

Tigertail's award-winning 2016 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word.

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Mary Halvorson

Virtuoso Solo Guitar

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$30 general admission, $50 VIP table seating

Critics call her a singular talent, the most impressive guitarist of her generation. Halvorson has been steadily reshaping the sound of jazz guitar with her elastic, wholly unique style.

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Jess Curtis and Claire Cunningham

The Way You Look (at me) Tonight – Dance Duet

Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2016, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$50 VIP, $25 general, $20 student/senior

In The Way You Look (at me) Tonight, self-identified disabled artist Claire Cunningham and US/Berlin choreographer/performer Jess Curtis investigate the role of movement and sensory dynamics in the perception and performance of otherness.

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Ring of Fire

Tigertail Party & Fundraiser

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00-11:00 pm
John J. Koubek Mansion and Gardens
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami 33135
$250 admits two, $450 admits four, $130 admits one

Get all fired up for the party of the year! Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, a silent art auction – and then dance the last hour of the evening away!

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thirty-sixth season events (2015-16)

WordSpeak Performance

Tigertail's teen spoken word project

June 30, 2016
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

Tigertail's new 2016 WordSpeak teen spoken word team in a free performance on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The hour-long event will begin at 7:00 pm.

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March 30 through April 30, 2016

WATER was a month filled with site-specific events and new performance throughout Miami at theaters and un-expected locations. This element – vital for all forms of life, 71% of Earth’s surface – gives and takes, creating regeneration and tragedy – tsunamis, hurricanes, droughts and floods, too much or too little. Events in WATER dismantle labels and provide opportunities for audiences and Miami artists of all media to explore a dialogue between artist and participant.

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Fast Forward & Barron Sherer

Covalent Bond: Music and Film

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission, $50 VIP table seating, $20 student/senior

In this Tigertail-commissioned work, Fast Forward and Barron Scherer connect with music and film, just as oxygen and hydrogen atoms connect with a covalent bond to form WATER.

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Miguel Frasconi | Lazaro Godoy

Music on water & glass instruments | Dance solo: Medaka

Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16, 2016
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission, $50 VIP seating, $20 student/senior

In a shared evening program, dancer/choreographer Lazaro Godoy performs his Tigertail-commissioned solo, Medaka. Musician and NYC instrument maker Miguel Frasconi performs on WATER-based glass instruments.

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Miami River Day

Boat Tour & Workshops

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:00-6:00 pm
Lummus Park, 250 NW North River Drive, Miami
FREE

During the Miami River Commission's 20th annual River Day, Tigertail events will include a presentation given by Rev. Houston Cypress of the Otter Clan of the Miccosukee Tribe, Handel's "Water Music" performed by musicians on a boat traveling the river, as well as a flotilla of four boats with visuals installed by artists.

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Eiko Otake – A Body in Places

Dance

March 30-April 1, 2016
Vizcaya, 3251 South Miami Ave & PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd
Some performances FREE

Eiko Otake's solo debut of A Body in Places began through research in 2014 at Fukushima, Japan, the tsunami- and nuclear-inflicted site. Since 1972, Japanese-born choreographer/dancers Eiko & Koma have created a unique and riveting theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light and sound.

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WORDSPEAK – Reading & Performance by Outspoken Bean

Tigertail’s Teen Spoken Word Project Resident Poet

Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
FREE

Emanuelee Bean, known as Outspoken Bean, is a Texas Poet Laureate nominee, and ranked 9th in the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2013.

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SPEAKOUT – Reading & Performance by Andrea Assaf

Tigertail’s Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project Resident Poet

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
FREE

Performer, writer, director, cultural organizer Andrea Assaf returns for a 2nd year. Her performance last year produced a standing ovation.

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ScreenDance Miami

Festival of Dance for Camera

Saturday, Thursday thru Sunday, January 21-23, 2016
PAMM, Miami Beach Cinematheque & Mindy Solomon Gallery
Tickets at the door, night of screening

This Tigertail produced festival offers skill-developing workshops, panel discussions and screenings. For the second year in a row Tigertail is partnering with the internationally acclaimed Cinedans of the Netherlands.

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WORDSPEAK

Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project Book Launch & Reading

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
FREE

Tigertail's award-winning 2015 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word.

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Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele sensation

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$50 / $35 / $25

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined his instrument, His career skyrocketed in 2006 when a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views.

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A Run for Your Money

Tigertail Party & Fundraiser

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 6:00-10:00 pm
Hialeah Race Track and Park – Turf Club and Directors Room
2200 E 4th Avenue, Hialeah
$250 admits two, $450 admits four, $130 admits one

Line up at the starting gate for the party of the year! Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, a silent art auction – and then dance the last hour of the evening away!

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Marc Ribot

Solo Guitar

Friday, September 24, 2015, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission, $50 VIP table seating, $20 student/senior

Ex-Tom Waits, ex-Lounge Lizards, frequent collaborator with John Zorn, and just plain excellent guitarist, Marc Ribot's music ranges from rock with his band Ceramic Dog and jazz, to Cuban son with his band Los Cubanos Postizos.

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thirty-fifth season events (2014-15)

WordSpeak Performance

Tigertail's teen spoken word project

July 2, 2015
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

Tigertail's new 2015 WordSpeak teen spoken word team in a free performance on Thursday, June 2, 2015, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The hour-long event will begin at 7:00 pm.

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FLA-FRA 15
April 2015

Tigertail’s FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival) takes off on the first of April and runs for the entire month. A community-wide fête of concerts, films and pop-up Culture Clicks happening throughout Miami at theaters and unexpected locations, FLA-FRA embraces the French spirit of joie de vivre. This is the 2nd year of Tigertail's venture into new work from France and beyond. Each morning, Sunrise will take place at sunrise, right on the beach. These five-minute events will celebrate a significant French or Francophone artist.       Click for full festival information

Jean Cocteau's Testament of Orpheus (Le testament d'Orphée)

Film

Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating)

Testament of Orpheus (80 min, 1960) is the third and final film of Jean Cocteau's "Orphic Trilogy". In this, an exploration of the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations, Cocteau meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection.

Quartiers Libres by Nadia Beugré

Dance

Friday & Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, 9:00pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating); $20 students/seniors/dance artists

Within an immersive and interactive visual and aural design, Beugré battles the stifling confines of the stage, oppressive sound, seas of plastic water bottles and an endless, tangled microphone cable. In this world willing to bury her, Beugré's powerful and passionate quest for freedom unfolds, her body and spirit irrevocably changed by the struggle.

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Adrien Moignard

Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Friday & Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, 9:00pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami

$25 general admission; $50 VIP (table seating)

At only 29, Adrien Moignard has become the leading guitarist of "le Jazz Hot" tradition, which began with Django Reinhardt in the 1930's. With flawless technique, he has become the hottest performer in Paris' jazz manouche clubs and DjangoFest events throughout the world. He will be accompanied by NYC-based bassist Sam Anning.       Click for more info

Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête)

Film

Thursday, April 16, 7:00pm
On the Wall at SoundScape, Washington Ave. at 17th Street, Miami Beach
Free

Cocteau's sublime fairy tale masterpiece, in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast, is a landmark film of motion picture fantasy.

Chasse au Trésor

Treasure Hunt

Sunday, April 12, Noon to 4:00pm
Locations around NE Miami and east
Free

Oui ! A French-themed Miami Treasure Hunt. First prize will be dinner for two at a Miami French restaurant. Second and third place winners will receive VIP tickets to FLA-FRA events. All Chasse participants will receive a vintage French medal. All teams will end up at 4pm, at a final location. There, in a party atmosphere, answer sheets will be evaluated while Chasse au Trésor team members enjoy a glass of pastis.       Click for more info

Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band

Music from Louisiana's Acadian country

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:30pm
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating)

The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band plays honed down, hard core Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality. Marc Savoy (accordion, vocals), wife Ann (guitar, frequent lead vocals), and Michael Doucet from BeauSoleil (fiddle, vocals) are today's old-world masters.       Click for more info

Jean Cocteau's The Blood of a Poet (Le Sang d'un Poéte)

Film

Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating)

The Blood of a Poet (55min, 1930) is a classic of experimental cinema and is the first in what came to be known as Jean Cocteau"s "Orphic Trilogy," which includes Orphée (1950) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).


WordSpeak – with George Yamazawa

Tigertail's teen spoken word project

February 22 through 27, 2015
Various Locations
admission to all events is free

WordSpeak includes workshops, slams and performances, and a week-long residency by George Yamazawa, a nationally-respected poet, novelist and hip-hop artist. George will conduct workshops in area high schools during his residency. These workshops will culminate in a teen slam at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. He will perform at the Betsy Hotel on Friday, February 27. These events are free and open to all.

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Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera & Lazaro Godoy

Dance

Thursday & Friday, February 12-13, 2015, 9:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating); $20 students/seniors/dance artists

Audiences and critics raved about the premiere of this piece in June, 2014. Due to a sell-out at the Sandbox Theater at Miami Theater Center, many were turned away on the last night of that run. Now Miami dance audiences can all experience this powerful piece in the larger, yet intimate, setting of the On.Stage Black Box.

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SpeakOut – with Andrea Assad

Tigertail's LBGTQ teen spoken word project

February 1 through 6, 2015
Various Locations
admission to all events is free

SpeakOut includes workshops, slams and performances, and a week-long residency by Andrea Assad, who will conduct workshops in area high schools during her residency. These workshops will culminate in a teen slam at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Andrea will perform at the Betsy Hotel on Friday, February 6. These events are free and open to all gay-friendly persons.

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ScreenDance Miami

Dance on Film Festival

Wednesday-Sunday, January 21-25, 2015
Opening Night: Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Remaining events at The Screening Room (Wynwood), Miami Beach Cinematheque and Inkub8(Wynwood)

A festival of dance on film and workshops. ScreenDance Miami is in its 2nd year. The festival highlights choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support South Florida professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera. Opening night screenings will feature screenings from Cinedans, the premiere Dance on Film festival held annually in Amsterdam.

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WordSpeak

Book Launch & Reading

Friday, December 26, 2014 8pm, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
free admission

Tigertail's award-winning 2014 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Seven incredible teens spit poems that will rivet you to your seat. Book cover is designed by Chris Meesey and the teen book editor is Maylin Enamorado.

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Beauty & the Beast

Tigertail's Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$125 one person, $220 two, $400 four

Party with us at this Tigertail Fundraiser. Enter through the back door and join us ON STAGE at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium for one of Tigertail legendary parties.

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Oliver's Cinema

European Jazz Trio with Eric Vloeimans

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission

Oliver's Cinema brings us an unusual instrumental combination with an inimitable sound and spirit. Eric Vloeimans' latest project, Oliver's Cinema includes Belgian accordionist Tuur Florizoone and German cellist Jörg Brinkmann.

Come at 8 pm for food, drink and fun, then at 9:00, the band takes the stage.

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Johnny O'Neal

Solo Jazz Piano

Saturday, October 11, 2104, 9:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission, $50 VIP, table seating (table seats are sold out)

Johnny O'Neal is an American neo-bop jazz pianist and vocalist. Though unique in style, he is influenced by many jazz elders, including Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum.

Come at 8 pm for food, drink and fun, then at 9:00, Johnny takes the stage.

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thirty-fourth season events (2013-14)

FLA-FRA
April 2014

Cédric Andrieux

in Cédric Andrieux – Solo dance

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30pm
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating); $20 students/seniors/dance artists

Cédric Andrieux is a solo piece set by noted French choreographer Jérôme Bel on dancer Cédric Andrieux. The piece has been touring the world for the past several years. In this piece, Andrieux looks back over his career – at his early apprenticeship as a contemporary dancer in Brest, then at the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance, subsequently as a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York, and most recently at the Lyon Opera Ballet.

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Myriam Gourfink

Solo Dance: Breathing Monster

Friday, April 25, 8:30 pm & Saturday, April 26, 2:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami

• $25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating);
   $20 students/seniors/dance artists
• discount package for both programs: $40 ga; $80 VIP; $30 s/s

From one of Europe's leading choreographers, Myriam Gourfin and acclaimed Polish-French composer Kasper Toeplitz, comes Breathing Monster – a synthesis of hypnotic sound and uncanny physical movement.

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Jazz

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:30pm
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
$25 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating)

Cécile McLorin Salvant, a 24-year old jazz singer, born and raised in Miami of a French mother and Haitian father is on the cusp of stardom. Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, she possesses a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues. She combines conservatory-honed technique with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation. Salvant will be accompanied by an all-star trio consisting of pianist Adam Birnbaum, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Lawrence Leathers.

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Floanne

Cabaret

Friday, April 11, 9:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$20 general admission; $50 VIP (preferred entrance & seating)

8:00 pm, French food truck and pop-up culture click performances

Stunning French chanteuse Floanne comes straight from New York's cabaret scene. Her passionate performance pulled us in like a magnet when we first saw her at Joe's Pub. Come enjoy a cabaret atmosphere! Beginning at 8 pm, dine on French cuisine from a food truck and experience an hour of Culture Clicks. Then at 9 pm, Floanne takes the stage.

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WordSpeak – with Dasha Kelly

Tigertail's teen spoken word project

February 23 through 28, 2014
Various Locations
admission to all events is free

WordSpeak includes workshops, slams and performances, and a week-long residency by Dasha Kelly, a nationally-respected poet, novelist, artist and social entrepreneur. Dasha will conduct workshops in area high schools during her residency. These workshops will culminate in a teen slam at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. She will perform at the Betsy Hotel on Sunday, February 23, and again at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, February 28. All these events are free and open to all.

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SpeakOut – with Regie Cabico

Tigertail's LBGTQ teen spoken word project

February 2 through 7, 2014
Various Locations
admission to all events is free

SpeakOut includes workshops, slams and performances, and a week-long residency by Regie Cabico. Cabico, a nationally recognized Asian-American gay poet. Regie will conduct workshops in area high schools during his residency. These workshops will culminate in a teen slam at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. He will perform at the Betsy Hotel on Wednesday, February 5, and again at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, February 7. All these events are free and open to all gay-friendly persons.

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ScreenDance Miami

Dance on Film Festival

Thursday-Sunday, January 23-26, 2014
Opening Night: Sunday, January 23, 7pm
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
$25 general admission
All other events at Inkub8, 2021 NW 1st Pl, Miami (Wynwood)

A festival of dance on film by South Florida filmmakers, professional development and networking workshops. ScreenDance Miami highlights Miami-based choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support South Florida professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera. Opening night screenings will include films by Gabri Christa and others.

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WordSpeak

Book Launch & Reading

Friday, December 27, 8pm, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
free admission

Tigertail's award-winning 2013 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Six incredible teens spit poems that will rivet you to your seat. Book cover is designed by Chris Meesey and the teen book editor is Maylin Enamorado.

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José Luis Rodriguez

Solo Flamengo Guitar

Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables
$25 general admission

José Luis Rodriguez is among the most important Spanish guitarists of his generation. His music is characterized by his expansive interpretation, composition and impeccable technique. José Luis comes from the school of Mario Escudero, a virtuoso who helped spread flamenco far beyond Spain.

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Tatsuya Nakatani & Eugene Chadbourne

Percussion & Banjo/Guitar Duo

Saturday, November 9, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$25 general admission

Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Miami after traveling the globe for a duo concert with free improvising avant jazz/folk hero Eugene Chadbourne who has performed with the likes of John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink and Carla Bley as well as years with punk/rockers.

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Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual: Sunstruck Matches

Book Launch and Reading

Monday, October 28, 2011
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
free admission

Ten years of poetry annuals will be celebrated, honoring the editors of all 10 books. Sunstruck Matches, edited by Jen Karetnick, explores the theme of "pairings." Thirty-two poets and writers with connections to Florida – some acting together as collaborators on single pieces, a few writing in response to each other, and others working solo – contribute poetry, flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction. Each piece explores the idea of what it means to be paired, and the result is a unique and eclectic compilation that is a feast for the senses. The cover image is by Francie Bishop Good.
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The Return of Wigout

Tigertail's Annual Fundraiser

October 12, 2013, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box
2901 W Flagler St., Miami
$125 one person, $220 two, $400 four

Party with us at this Tigertail Fundraiser. Enter through the back door and join us ON STAGE at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium for one of Tigertail legendary parties. "Madame de Pompadour" will greet you as you enter a night to be remembered. Enjoy the silent auction, lively performances and then dance your heart out! BYOW (Bring Your Own Wig).

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thirty-third season events (2012-13)

All City Slam

A WordSpeak event for all area teens

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Workshops begin at 4 pm | Slam begins at 6:30
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach
Four free workshops and a slam for South Florida teens from 13 to 19 years old.


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Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Internationally Renowned Dance Company from Montreal, Canada

Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 8:30 pm
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
$25 students/dance artists/seniors (65 +) with I.D., $35 general admission, $50 VIP ticket, priority entrance & seating

By popular acclaim, Chouinard's company returns to Miami with two stunning works: Henri Michaux: Mouvements, created at the Impulstanz, Vienna International Dance Festival (Vienna) and Etude for Duets. Henri Michaux: Mouvements includes 64 stage-height pages of India-ink drawings by Belgian painter and poet Henri Michaux. Works by Marie Chouinard portray dance as a sacred art with respect for the body as a vehicle of that art, a virtuoso approach to performance and the invention of a different universe for each new piece.

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Niicugni, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Dance and Live Music

Dance work by Emily Johnson influenced by her Alaskan background

Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On-Stage Black-Box, 2901 West Flagler, Miami, FL
$20 students/dance artists/seniors (65 +) with I.D., $30 general admission, $50 VIP ticket, priority entrance & seating

A new performance, Niicugni (Listen), created/performed by recent Bessie Award winner Emily Johnson with Aretha Aoki, composer James Everest, violinist Rachel Golub and lighting designer Heidi Eckwall. The Yup'ik word Niicugni is a directive to pay attention, to listen. Housed within a light/sound installation of handmade fish-skin lanterns, Emily Johnson's Niicugni quietly compels attentiveness, layering multiple dances, live music, stories, and histories into a space occupied by past, present, and future.

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WordSpeak – Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project

Dasha Kelly, Workshops and Performance

Friday, March 8, 8:00 pm, free
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

This teen spoken word project includes workshops, slams and performances in a residency by poet, novelist and essayist Dasha Kelly. Kelly is founder and director of Still Waters Collective, a Milwaukee, WI, arts initiative that provides youth programming to local schools and community groups. Workshops and performances, week of March 3 through 9, 2013. Slams are March 7 & 14.

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Tatsuya Nakatani

Percussion Solo & Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Saturday, February 23, 8:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium On-Stage Black-Box, 2901 West Flagler, Miami, FL
$25 general admission

Originally from Japan, Tatsuya Nakatani utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre.

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danceAble

Dance, Conversation, Concerts and Film

Workshop and Conversation: Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 pm – $10
Performance and Film Screening: Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2,
  8:30 pm – $20
Inkub8, 2021 Northwest 1st Place, Miami, FL 33127

This 14th annual danceAble will feature a conversation on difference, politics and the other led by noted educator, filmmaker and choreographer Victoria Marks on Thursday, January 31, followed by two days of concerts on February 1 & 2. These concerts will include a new work by Heather Maloney titled unquiet / body, performed by John Beauregard and Joanne Barrett, as well as dance films by Victoria Marks.

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SpeakOut – Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project

Regie Cabico, Workshops and Performance

Friday, January 18, 2013, free
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Tigertail brings back Regie Cabico, a nationally recognized Asian-American gay spoken word poet/writer/playwright from Washington, DC. Cabico offers interactive performances and workshops throughout the week of January 14 - 18, with slam on January 17.     For complete event information, click here

WordSpeak, Spoken Word for Teens

Book Launch and Reading

Thursday, December 27, 2012, 8:00 pm, free
All ages are welcome
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Tigertail's award-winning 2012 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Poems spit by WordSpeak team members will rivet you to your seat. Book cover designed by Chris Meesey, teen editor is Gio Garced.

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Eric Vloeimans & Florian Weber

Chamber Jazz

December 11, 2012, 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
$25 general admission

Colorful, musically brilliant Eric Vloeimans returns to Miami. This Dutch trumpeter is blessed with uncommon instincts, relentless lyricism and an astute ear for musical partnerships. Eric and Florian perform works from their recent CD, Live at the Concertgebouw.    Click for more info and music video

James Blood Ulmer Trio

Jazz/Blues

November 17, 2012, 8:30 pm
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
$25 students/artists/senior (65 +) with I.D., $35 general admission, $50 VIP ticket, priority entrance & seating

James Blood Ulmer at 70 is among the most distinctive and influential electric guitarists to emerge in the past four decades. "... the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery on one hand, between P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell on the other."    Click for more info and music video

Talk Talk Talk Dance Dance Dance

Film Screening and Workshop with Gabri Christa

November 15, 2012, 7:00 pm
Inkub8, 2021 Northwest 1st Place, Miami, FL 33127
$5 at the door

This evening will include a workshop for dancers interested in dance on film and a screening of current films by Gabri Christa, a NYC-based choreographer and filmmaker. Born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Gabri has received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship for her choreography.

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Tigertail Season 2012/2013 Art Out Loud Kickoff Party

Party and Celebration

October 10, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wynwood Walls, 2506 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood, Miami
Free and Open to the Public!

Save the date and gear up for our 33nd SEASON Opening Party at Wynwood Walls. Dance to Forró, burning hot dance music from Northeast Brazil that galvanized NYC this past summer. Take in music by the Nu Flamenco guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez. Enjoy film loops by Barron Sherer who has one of the finest stocks of unusual films in all of Florida. Win prizes and season tickets. Stay for dinner, 15% discount at Joey's or Wynwood Kitchen and Bar.


thirty-second season events (2011-12)

Tigertail Annual Fundraiser

Expected \ Unexpected
Silent Auction assitance: Fredric Snitzer

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Miami-Dade County Auditorium, On-Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler, Miami

Bring your PEEPS and Party with us at the Tigertail Fundraiser. Monsieur Peep will greet you as you enter. Enjoy inventive imaginative performance peeps by Miami’s finest. Build or start your art collection. This is the place to do it. You can't go to eBay for the jewels you can purchase in the not so silent silent auction.
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Nu Flamenco

Guitarist José Luis Rodriguez with dancer Niurca Márquez

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Continuing Tigertail's series of virtuoso guitarists, we have arranged an extraordinary concert featuring contemporary flamenco guitarist José Luis Rodriguez with dancer Niurca Márquez. Rodriguez studied in Andalusia, Spain, under famed guitarist Mario Escudero. He has performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, Buenos Aires, New York, Barcelona and many other world cities.
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WordSpeak – Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project

Josh Healey, Workshops and Performance

Friday, March 23, 2012, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

This teen spoken word project includes workshops, slams and performances in a residency by Josh Healey, a community organizer, arts educator, and award winning poet from the SF Bay Area. Healey has been featured in The New York Times and on NPR and Al-Jazeera. He is the co-founder of the First Wave program at the University of Wisconsin, the first college hip-hop arts program in the nation. Healey is the recent Youth Development Program Director of the nationally recognized, San Francisco-based youth literacy organization Youth Speaks and was key staff for Brave New Voices, the annual Olympics of spoken word. Workshops and performances, week of March 19 through 23, 2012.For complete event information, click here

James Cotton Superharp Band

An Evening with a Legendary Blues Great
Co-presented with South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC)

Saturday, March 17, 2012
SMDCAC
10950 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay

Grammy Award-winner James Cotton with a blast-furnace sound, a larger-than-life personality, and massive frame, "Mr. Superharp" is a blues giant in every respect. The New York Times adds, "Cotton helped define modern blues harmonica with his moaning, wrenching phrases and his train-whistle wails." Join us at this beautiful new intimate facility in South Dade for soul stirring music.
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Elliott Sharp

Solo by Elliott Sharp, plus Syndakit with Musicians from U of M's FridaMusiq

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Miami Dade County Auditorium On-Stage
2901 West Flagler, Miami

Elliott Sharp is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and curator central to the experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years. His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; among others. Critics have hailed Elliott Sharp as one of American music's lesser-known geniuses, a guitarist and composer who works both within and at the fringes of NYC's avant-jazz and experimental rock music scenes.
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SpeakOut – Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project

Lenelle Moïse, Workshops and Performance

Friday, February 10, 2012, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Tigertail brings back Lenelle Moïse, a powerhouse poet, theater artist and dynamic speaker. Lenelle Moïse offers interactive performances and workshops that address race, class, feminism, LGBTQ identities, new theater aesthetics, immigration and Haitian-American culture. She creates intimate, fiery, politicized texts about the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, culture and compassion. Workshops and performances, week of February 6 through 10, 2012.       For complete event information, click here

AXIS Dance Company

Florida Premiere – Full of Words

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

This 12th annual danceAble event presents workshops, discussion and an electric evening of three works: The Narrowing by Sebastian Grubb, Light Shelter by David Dorfman (includes 9 Miami dancers) and the Florida Premiere of Full of Words by the noted British dancer and choreographer, Marc Brew. AXIS was recently featured on FOX TV's "So You Think You Can Dance." Call Tigertail for info on danceAble workshops: 305 324 4337.
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Wally Cardona

Tool Is Loot – Contemporary Dance within WinterFest

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Tool Is Loot is a one-year process of disorientation resulting in a duet. Working apart, in NYC and Paris respectively, Bessie award-winner Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey each solicited week-long encounters with non-dance experts. Each artist treated their aesthetic position to a barrage of assessment, opinions and desires of an "outsider." They ask, "What comes after you don't know anymore?" Workshop and panel discussion, Thursday, January 19, InkUb8.
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WordSpeak, Spoken Word for Teens

Book Launch and Reading

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Free admission – All ages are welcome
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Tigertail's award-winning 2011 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Poems spit by WordSpeak team members will rivet you to your seat. Book cover designed by Chris Meesey, teen editor is Gio Garced.
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Livio Tragtenberg – The Cabinet of Dr. Strange

Sound Installation for Sleepless Night, Miami Beach

Saturday, November 5, 2011
free admission
Lincoln Road Mall at Washington Avenue

The Cabinet of Dr. Strange is a video sound performance created for an urban environment by this noted Brazilian composer and inventor of urban sound events. Tigertail fans will remember Livio from two Miami performances of Nervous City Orchestra. Performed from inside a cage, Dr. Strange establishes a special relationship with the audience by using an open mike. He then processes these sounds within seconds. The piece establishes a dialogue of humor, irony and surprise.For complete event information, click here

Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash

Book Launch and Reading

Monday, October 17, 2011, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

The ninth edition of Tigertail's annual poetry publication, edited by Lynne Barrett moves into prose to explore the edges and overlaps between lyrical and narrative approaches. Fifty-four authors with connections to Florida contribute prose poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction. For each piece, editor Lynne Barrett set a maximum word count of 305—a number representing the original South Florida area code as well as the limits of a single page—and the result is an exuberant collection that captures both scintillant moments and the faceted turnings of memory. The cover image is by Miami artist Brian Reedy. Call Tigertail today to purchase the book: 305 324 4337.

Tigertail Season 11/12 Expected\Unexpected Kickoff Party

Party and Celebration

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Joey's restaurant, 2506 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood, Miami
Free and Open to the Public!

Our 32nd SEASON Opening Party behind Joey's at Wynwood Walls. Tigertail is known for our lively parties. Enjoy the outrageous NYC performance artist Pat Oleszko and her inflatable art. Take in special appearances by guests artists and the Tigertail WordSpeak team hot from Brave New Voices in San Francisco. Win prizes and season tickets.

 

thirty-first season events (2010-11)

Tigertail Annual Fundraiser

Bold Adventures

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St, Miami

What Tigertail presents and produces throughout our season is simultaneously of-the-minute, authentically Miami, on the leading edge artistically, and at the same time lots of fun. Tigertail fundraising parties themselves are legendary events that can transport you to another space and time. This year, you will boldly enter through the Stage Door as the star of the show! Mark the date in your calendars for this year's special bash and don't miss the event of the season!
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An Evening with Bill Frisell

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late '80s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more.
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WordSpeak – Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project

Sunni Patterson Workshops and Performance

Friday, April 1, 2011, free admission
Books & Books

This teen spoken word project includes workshops, slams and performances in a residency by Sunni Patterson, a New Orleans-based, African-American performer and award-winning poet.
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Henry Gray & The Cats

An Evening with Legendary Louisiana/Chicago Blues Legend

Friday, March 11, 2011
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Now 85, Henry Gray created the blueprint for postwar Chicago blues piano. Playing for twelve years with legendary Howlin' Wolf Henry Gray has remained prominent for decades as an original blues voice in Chicago and Louisiana.
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Eiko & Koma

Raven

Friday & Saturday, February 11 & 12, 2011
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Raven, the centerpiece of Eiko & Koma's three-year Retrospective, is a raw, hand-crafted landscape that deals with hunger for nourishment and intimacy. Emerging from postwar Japan, this internationally-acclaimed duo evokes power and myth. Music by Native American composer Robert Mirabal.

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Jess Curtis Gravity Dance

Florida Premiere of Dances for Non/Fictional Bodies

Friday & Saturday, January 28 & 29, 2011
Inkub8
2021 NW 1st Place, Miami

This 11th annual danceAble event presents an interdisciplinary mixed-ability performance company based in both SF and Berlin. Dances for Non/Fictional Bodies is performed by a company of artists from Germany, France, Italy, England and the U.S. that melds installation, cirque arts, and the leading edge of new performance.
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SpeakOut – Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project

Lenelle Moise Worshops and Performance

Friday, January 14, 2011, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Lesbian award-winning Haitian-American poet laureate, playwright, essayist, composer and nationally touring artist creates intimate, fiery, politicized, texts about the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, spirituality, culture and resistance.
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WordSpeak

Book Launch and Reading

Tuesday, December 28, 2010, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Tigertail's award-winning 2010 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Six incredible teens spit poems that rivet you to your seat. Book cover designed by Chris Meesey, teen editor Sandrina Seraphin.

Benjamin Herman Quartet

Jazz from an Internationally Recognized Dutch Quartet

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street, Miami Beach

As part of the New Cool of the jazz scene in the Netherlands Benjamin Herman blows away every cliché while working hard to return jazz to the dance floor, and building bridges between the mainstream, improvisational jazz and the pop scenes in the Netherlands. Joining him are band members, Anton Goudsmit on guitar, Ernst Glerum on bass and Joost Patocka on drums. for complete event information, click here

Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual presents the Miami Poetry Collective

Book Launch and Reading

Thursday, October 14, 2010, free admission
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

This eighth edition of Tigertail's annual poetry publication is by the innovative Miami Poetry Collective. In the book's introduction Campbell McGrath says, "In short, the MPC wants to rescue poetry from the airless box in which American society has locked it away, help it feel the sun on its skin again, maybe toss a Frisbee with it, share a drink or two, let it rub shoulders with the other arts, music and painting and film."

Tigertail Season 10/11 Season Bold Adventures Kickoff Party

Party and Celebration

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Free and Open to the Public!

Come to Tigertail's Season Kickoff Party. We are known for our lively parties. Preview our upcoming season events, enjoy "dj yard" direct from England spinning British Rock and beyond, commission a poem on site at Miami Poetry Collective's Poem Depot, enjoy Tigertail WordSpeak spoken word team members hot from Brave New Voices in Los Angeles, take in a Paso Doble dance demonstration, and win prizes and season tickets. Complimentary drinks.

thirtieth season events (2009-10)

Tigertail Annual Special Event

"Art and Soul"

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Fundraiser for Tigertail and the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
At the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

WordSpeak – Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project

Iyeoka Okoawo, Workshops and Performance

Friday, April 16, 2010
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Courtyard, Coral Gables

Iyeoka Okoawo is a Boston-based Nigerian-American singer and award-winning spoken word poet who brings a warm spirit, stirring lyrics and passionate performances to her work. Iyeoka was featured in the 2009 Brave New Voices International Festival in Chicago.

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Ölelés

Presented by Centro Cultural Español (CCE) and Tigertail

Friday & Saturday, April 9-10, 2010
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

This award-winning extended evening-length duet for two men, Ölelés marks the first collaboration between acclaimed Catalán choreographers and performers Jordi Cortés and Damián Muñoz – two of Spain's most innovative young dance artists. Ölelés is a production of Barcelona's Alta Realitat and La Intrusa Danza.

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Leo Kottke

Solo Virtuoso Acoustic Guitar

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Leo Kottke is considered by many to be one of the greatest and most influential acoustic guitar players of the past forty years. Widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, Kottke has the ability to embrace folk and pop melodies as readily as he assimilates jazz, blues, and classical influences into his music.

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David "Honeyboy" Edwards

An Evening with a Legendary Delta Blues Great

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

An evening of Mississippi Delta blues by with a living legend. The 94-year-old Grammy-award-winning blues guitarist is one of the last links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players.

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SpeakOut – Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project

Regie Cabico Workshops and Performance

Friday, January 29, 2010
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Courtyard, Coral Gables

Queer poet, playwright and spoken word pioneer, Mr. Cabico won a Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam. His work appears in over 30 anthologies. His plays have been produced at the Humana Theater Festival, Kennedy Center Play Lab and Joe's Pub, among others.

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Axis Dance Company

Florida Premiere of a New Work by David Dorfman

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

10th Annual danceAble event presented by Tigertail and Florida Dance Association as part of WinterFest. Axis returns to Miami in a new work for stage, Light Shelter by sensational New York-based choreographer David Dorfman, which includes segments performed by community members. For complete event information, click here

Third Man Trio

Jazz from Han Bennink's Internationally Recognized Dutch Trio

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street, Miami Beach

Perhaps Europe's most coveted drummer, Han Bennink is the 2008 European Jazz Prize winner. Pyrotechnic improvisational journeys, whimsical tangents and blissful culminations come fast and furious.     For complete event information, click here

Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual presents Three by Three

Book Launch and Reading

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

This seventh edition of Tigertail's annual poetry publication, edited by poets Denise Duhamel, Michael Hettich and Campbell McGrath with a cover by visual artist Susan Lee-Chun, showcases three poets selected by each of the editors.     For complete event information, click here

Tigertail 30th Season of Art and Soul Kickoff Party

Party and Celebration

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, free admission
River Lounge/Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

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twenty-ninth season events (2008-09)

Tigertail Annual Special Event

An Evening of Frolic and Fundraising
Saturday, May 16, 2009

Galerie Adler Bertin-Toublanc
Wynwood Arts District

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Alfredo Triff Trio & Special Guests

New Cuban Music, Dada-Son

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach An evening of lush, sultry, melancholic urban versions by Miami's own – violinist and composer Alfredo Triff and his outstanding trio of virtuoso performers with special guest artists Roberto Poveda, Adrian Castro and Rosie Inguanzo.

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WordSpeak with Mayda del Valle

Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project

Friday, March 27, 2009, Free Reading/Performance
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Residency March 22-28, other WordSpeak Youth Events
March-July, 2009

Tigertail's WordSpeak, ongoing spoken word project for teens, features award-winning Puerto Rican poet Mayda del Valle for a weeklong residency that includes workshops, slams and performances.

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Florida Premieres of Rite of Spring and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14, 2009
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

This internationally acclaimed Montreal-based dance company returns to Miami with two outstanding pieces that showcase choreographer Marie Chouinard's unique, startling, moving dance works.

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John Hammond

A Solo Evening with a Blues Great

Saturday, February 7, 2009
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Grammy Award winner and four time nominee John Hammond, who has been mining the vein of the American Blues for most of his 40-year career, performs a solo acoustic set that ranges from raw and dirty to the emotionally powerful.

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Speak Out with Staceyann Chin

Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project

Friday, January 23, 2009, Free Reading/Performance
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

SpeakOut Youth Events, January 20-23

Nationally recognized Jamaican lesbian poet Staceyann Chin comes to Miami for a weeklong Tigertail SpeakOut residency that includes workshops and an open mic for GLBT youth, and readings for the general public.

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DIN A 13

Acclaimed Mixed-ability Dance Company from Germany

Saturday, December 27, 2008
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Presented by Florida Dance Association and Tigertail Productions, as part of danceAble at the FDA WinterFest, choreographer and company founder Gerda König returns to Miami with her piece Body Distance Between the Minds.

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Tere O'Connor Dance

Florida Premiere of Rammed Earth

Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday November 15, 2008, 2:00 & 8:30 pm
Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th Street, Wynwood Arts District, Miami

An evening of site-specific dance from this much lauded New York-based company exploring architecture as a fundamental, subliminal force in choreography as well as in the human experience.

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The Eric Vloeimans Trio: Fugimundi

Stand-out Dutch Jazz Trumpeter's U.S. Debut Tour

Friday, October 10, 2008
Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street, Miami Beach

Regarded as one of Europe's best performers, Vloeimans' playing captures the full range of the instrument, from brassy high notes to a reedy lower register, while his original compositions create an evocative, harmonic language of their own.

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Tigertail Season Kick-Off Party

Party and celebration - free and open to the public!

Tuesday, October 7
Open Doors
MiMo District of Miami
Free admission

twenty-eighth season events (2007-08)

Moon Over Miami

An evening of frolic and fundraising

The annual Tigertail fundraising party was held at these beautifully renovated gardens on an island in Biscayne Bay. Silent auction, entertainment, elegant costumes and so much more!

May 17, 2008
Ichimuri Japanese Garden
Watson Island, Miami



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Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual
Volume VI, Brazil issue

Book launch and reading

The first bilingual edition of this annual publication, showcasing the best of Brazilian poetry, in its original Portuguese and in English

Thursday, April 24, 2008
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Free

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Caribbean Crossroads: Jan Sebon & Chin Behilia

An Evening of Music from Curaçao and Haiti

An evening with South Florida-based Haitian multi-media musical artist Jan Sebon, accompanied by his group KAZAK, and for the first time in Miami, Curaçao's beloved troubadour Oswin "Chin" Behilia, with his musical ensemble.

Saturday, April 12, 2008
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach



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Susan Marshall & Company

Miami Premiere of Cloudless

In Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowship-recipient Susan Marshall's Cloudless, dancers move amongst and with each other in a series of vignettes, creating shifting symmetries both playful and erotic.

Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15, 2008
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

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Diana Szeinblum

Florida Premiere of Alaska, new dance from Argentina

Diana Szeinblum, a Pina Bausch trained choreographer from Buenos Aires brings her new work Alaska to Miami. Performed to a pulsating live score Alaska unfolds as two women and two men come together and fall apart, simultaneously pan-erotic, violent and coolly held-back.

Friday & Saturday, February 15 & 16, 2008
Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street, Miami Beach





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Carnival Center & Tigertail Productions present

Scott Turner Schofield

East Coast Premiere of Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2008
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami




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James Blood Ulmer

Jazz and blues legend

Saturday, October 20, 2007 –one night only!
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach



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Tigertail Season Kick-Off Party

Party and celebration - free and open to the public!

Thursday, October 11
Albion Hotel
1650 James Avenue (at Lincoln Road), Miami Beach
Free admission

twenty-seventh season events (2006-07)

danceAble 2007

Mixed-ability dance performances & workshops
Featuring
Sidiki Conde & Tokounou

June 25-29, 2007

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Wig Out on the River

An evening of fun and fundraising

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Nord River Studio & Gallery

Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Volume V

Book launch, readings and Max Winter writer-in-residence

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Montreal contemporary dance company in Chorale and 24 Preludes by Chopin

8:30 pmFriday & Saturday, April 13 & 14, 2007
Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach


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WordSpeak with Paul Flores

Teen spoken word project

March 26 - 30, 2007
Various Locations


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Marcia Milhazes Companhia de Dança

New dance from Brazil with Tempo de Verão (Time of Summer)

8:30 pmFriday & Saturday, March 16 & 17, 2007
Byron Carlyle Theatre
500 71st Street, Miami Beach




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SpeakOut with Emanuel Xavier

Gay and lesbian spoken word workshops and performance

February 21 through 24, 2007

Various locations

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Bill Frisell and the 858 Quartet take on Keaton, Woodring & Morrison

Music and film

7:30 pmSunday, January 28, 2007

Byron Carlyle Theatre
500 71st Street, Miami Beach



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Astrid Hadad

Mexican musical cabaret

8:30 pmFriday & Saturday, October 20-21, 2006
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach




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twenty-sixth season events (2005-06)

danceAble 2006

8 days of events, co-presented with Florida Dance Association
Workshops · Video Screenings · Performances · danceAble Forum
Featuring London's
CandoCo Dance Company, Choreographer Victoria Marks and Filmmaker John Killacky
Co-presented with Florida Dance Association

June 21-28 , 2006
Various locations
June 28, 1-5pm Forum: Beyond Accessibility: Impacting the Lives of Artists with Disabilities
danceAble is a collaborative project of Florida Dance Association and Tigertail Productions that began in 2000. It focuses on dance as a vital art form and a fundamental means of physical expression for persons with and without disabilities.
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CandoCo Dance Company

Dance, co-presented with Florida Dance Association within danceAble

8 pm – Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Company residency June 21-28
CandoCo is an award-winning, mixed-ability, contemporary dance company from London, England. One of the foremost groups internationally to integrate dancers with and without disabilities, CandoCo has received acclaim in the press, from audiences and from the dance world.
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Wabi Sabi, by Susana Yamauchi

Dance, co-presented with Florida Dance Association

8 pm – Saturday, June 24, 2006
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Wabi Sabi is a new solo work by acclaimed Japanese/Brazilian, dancer/choreographer Susana Yamauchi. This work continues Susana’s 12-year investigation into her Japanese background. Susana’s playful inventive dance solos, now a series of four works, contain a critical edge, viewing Japan from Brazilian-born eyes.
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Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Volume IV

Poetry by South Florida Writers

7:30 pm – Thursday, April 20, 2006
Books & Books, Coral Gables
Tigertail, A South Florida Annual, Volume IV, edited by Richard Blanco, cover by Westen Charles, is the first issue that includes poems by poets from outside of Florida, as well as a wonderful range of Florida poets. Tigertail, A South Florida Annual is a living document that changes and responds to our community and the field.
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Flight of Mind by Jennifer Monson

Acclaimed dance informed by bird migrations

8:30 pm – Saturday, March 25, 2006
environment/eco tour 7:00 pm
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Award-winning New York-based choreographer Jennifer Monson returns to Miami with her newest meditation on birds Flight of Mind, migration and the natural and the built environments.
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WordSpeak

Teen Spoken Word Poetry Project

January through May, 2006.
Miami Dade Public Libraries
WordSpeak is a series of forty free spoken and written word teen projects at five Miami Dade Public Libraries. Workshops for teens are given by Miami Dade and guest writers in a range of workshops including Writing for Cartoons, Song Writing and Getting What You Want to Say on Paper.

Six teens traveled to New York City April 25 to 30 to compete in the 9th Annual Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Slam Festival to culminate this year's WordSpeak project, Tigertail's written- and spoken-word workshop program for teens. Read more about our Brave New Voices team

Special reading at Viscaya, July 30, 2006

Livio Tragtenberg's Nervous City Orchestra Returns

Hit musical extravaganza with the best of Miami's musicians

8:30 pm – Thursday through Sunday, November 17 through 20, 2005
Byron Carlyle Theater
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Vincent Mantsoe and Susana Yamauchi

Cancelled, due to Hurricane Wilma. Susana Yamauchi rescheduled June 24
Solos by Dancer/Choreographers from South Africa and Brazil

8:30 pm – Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2005
Byron Carlyle Theater

Mariza

The Queen of Fado returns to Miami!

co-presented with Rhythm Foundation

8 pmWednesday, October 12, 2005
Gusman Theater
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twenty-fifth season events(2004-05)

danceAble 2005

8 days of events
Workshops · Video Screenings · Performances
Co-presented with Florida Dance Association

June 22 - 29, 2005
Various Locations
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From the Horse's Mouth

Nationally Recognized Dance Project
Co-presented with Anchor Arts Management

Saturday, June 4, 2005
Byron Carlyle Theater
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Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Volume III

Poetry by South Florida Writers

Thursday, April 21, 2005
Books & Books, Coral Gables
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Like An Idiot by Cristina Moura

Dancer/Choreographer from Brazil

&
Not Yet by Gerda Konig
Danced by John Beauregard and Elana Lanczi
Commissioned by Tigertail

Friday & Saturday, April 8-9, 2005
Byron Carlyle Theater
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Nervous City Orchestra by Livio Tragtenberg

Brazilian Composer's Work for Miami Acoustic/Tech Orchestra

Friday & Saturday, April 1-2, 2005
Byron Carlyle Theater
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There's Cake on Our Face

Tigertail Celebrates Our 25TH Anniversary with a Party!

Saturday, February 19, 2005
Dorsch Gallery

Reading From: Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Vol II

Poetry Reading at Miami International Book Fair

Saturday, November 13, 2004
Miami Dade College, Downtown, Centre Gallery
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Buy the Book Now!

WordSpeak, Paul Flores

Spoken Word Performance
Co-presented with the City of Miami Parks & Recreation Department
and Abriendo Puertas

8:00 pm – Friday & Saturday, November 12-13, 2004
2:00 pm – Sunday, November 14, 2004
José Martí Park
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Delfos Contemporary Dance

Dance Company from Mexico

8:30 pm – Friday & Saturday, November 5-6, 2004
Byron Carlyle Theater
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Special Arts Day

Event for Persons with Disabilities

10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Friday, October 1, 2004
Shake-A-Leg Miami
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The FLA/BRA Festival

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The FLA/BRA Festival began in 1995 as the New Vision Festival, bringing cutting-edge artist from Brazil to Florida and providing a structure for continuing exchange among artists working in Florida and Brazil.

FLA/BRA was held each fall until the incidents of 9/11/2001. Several of the 2001 festival events were re-scheduled in the winter and spring of 2002.

Legacy Fundraisers

AbraCaDaBra bra auction—Fall, 2002. See photos.

Feeding Frenzy was held as part of FLA/BRA 2000. See photos.

Our FLA/BRA '99 Benefit bra Auction was a great success. See the list of supporters—artists, judges, etc., who made this possible—and some photos, too!

See the scanned 1996 party invitation cover picture of Tigertail's Board of Directors. Yes, it can be fun to be on a Board!

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