Residency

Lunchtime at The Light Box with Adele Myers and Dancers

May 18, 2024

12:00 pm

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May 18, 2024

12:00 pm

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The Light Box Studio at Miami Theater Center
9816 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Wonder Forward With Us toward a world gone FABULOUS

Miami Light Project & Adele Myers and Dancers invite you to join us for lunchtime at The Light Box Studio at MTC, an intimate community conversation and FREE lunch

Adele Myers and Dancers is a company in residence at Miami Light Project. The company is developing a new dance theater work, a world gone FABULOUS envisioned as a quest for a better future, on and off the stage. Theater Artist and collaborating Dramaturg for the project, Alejandro Rodriguez, will facilitate a dynamic discussion with members of our local arts community about how we dream into a more desirable future, through our artistry and in our daily lives.

Biography

Adele Myers and Dancers, Inc. (AMD) is a Miami based not-for-profit dance theater company committed to advancing and amplifying female dance artists through process, performance, and community engagement. For over a decade, AMD has been presented throughout the U.S. and hailed for their signature blend of robust physicality and personal theatricality performed by dynamite athletes of the heart.

Since 2010, the company has received development and touring support for several multi-disciplinary evening-length projects from notable funding organizations including New England Foundation of the Arts for Theater in the Head 2010; National Dance Project Production Grant for Einstein’s Happiest Thought in 2013; the National Performance Network for The Dancing Room in 2015. Since relocating its home base from the northeast to Miami in 2015, AMD received commissions for new work from the Miami Light Project/Here & Now in 2018 for Girls!Girls!Girls! and MDC Live Arts/LALA in 2019 for The Stage Show.

From 2020-2022 AMD was a commissioned company-in-residence at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) where the company developed an evening-length dance theater work, T.W.I.S.T with additional support from a 2021 National Dance Project Production grant and from The Yard who is also a co-commissioning partner. With support from the NCC Akron Satellite Residency program, and in partnership with SMDCAC, AMD hosted TWISTalks, a series of facilitated virtual gatherings of women nationwide who share, listen, laugh and twist against disempowerment.

In partnership with the Pérez Art Museum of Miami, in 2021 AMD launched Miami Dancemakers, an annual six-month community engagement initiative to support Miami’s next generation of female creative visionaries in dance by partnering them with a consortium of local performing arts organizations who are Creative Development Partners. The 2022 Creative Development Partners include: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Armour Dance Theater, Miami Light Project, Live Arts Miami, and South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, and YoungArts.

In 2022, the company unveiled the inaugural AMD Advisory Council made up of a nationwide inspiring cross-sector community of female leaders and entrepreneurs to help usher in the visionary expansion of AMD Inc. Stay tuned!

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May 18, 2024

12:00 pm

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7:00 pm

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Kristina Villaverde

Special Projects Manager

A native of Miami, Kristina Villaverde became Miami Light Project’s Technical Director in 2014. Kristina is also the director of Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship, a program designed to train emerging theater technicians and prepares them for professional work. A long time staple in the South Florida theater community, Kristina has worked as the Head Electrician at Byron Carlyle Theater, The Colony Theater and the Olympia Theater. Additionally, she has built her theater skills as Light Designer and Stage Manager for numerous productions, and worked for local arts organizations as Young Arts and Miami Lyric Opera. Kristina has been a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 and had the opportunity to work as a stagehand for a variety of productions from Broadway, Comedy Central, CBS, Telemundo to Live Nation at a great number of venues in South Florida.
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Terrence Brunn

Marketing & Communications Manager

A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Island, Terrence Brunn is an arts administrator and designer with a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Miami. Terrence Brunn joined MLP in 2012 as part of the Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship Program inaugural class where he explored all aspects of stagecraft. Now Terrence is the communications manager for Miami Light Project and the program coordinator for Miami Theater Center. Terrence currently resides in Miami and enjoys traveling when not working.
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Regina Moore

Director of Planning & Development

Regina Moore joined Miami Light Project in October 2012. Previously, Regina worked as an independent consultant and grant writer for nonprofits in South Florida. Since 2003, Regina has worked with cultural & arts and community services organizations on projects that have generated more than $4 million in grants. She has 18 years of experience in grant proposal development, strategic planning, building collaborations and program evaluation for small/mid-size nonprofits. Regina holds a master degree in business administration from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) and bachelor’s degree in business from Pontificia Universidade Católica (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A native of Brazil, Regina currently resides in Boca Raton with her husband, John, and two children, Thomas and Emilie.
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Eventz Paul

Technical Director & Facilities Manager

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.

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Elizabeth Boone

Artistic & Executive Director

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.