“When I improvise and create it’s intuitive – following what your body wants to do so you create a space for it to be genuine and organic,” says Villacreses. GoldenSociety was inspired partly by an encounter with outdoor sculptures in Tel Aviv, “I thought, what if they came to life?” and partly by an episode of Futurama, the beloved bizarro adult animated series, about mutant humans living beneath NYC.
Brought to life by Enrique, 24, and four dancers, a composer and sculptor from Movement Collective, which Enrique formed as a creative platform for young Miami artists. Many, like him, went to New World School of the Arts; he graduated in 2020, right into the pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped him from making dances and films for venues ranging from ScreenDance Miami to Perez Art Museum Miami to Instagram and more.
Villacreses asked his composer to draw from the music of mystical medieval composer Hildegard Von Bingen. It’s another way of going from a visionary past to an imaginary future by way of Miami – right here, right now. “Follow your intuition, and it will get you there,” he says. “That’s how I’ve been doing it.”
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.