Performance Series

Maya Billig: Gate Closes at 3:05

February 3, 2022

February 5, 2022
8:00 pm

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February 3, 2022

February 5, 2022
8:00 pm

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The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127

Gate Closes at 3:05 is a dance-theater work by Maya Billig that transforms the space into a roaring 20’s-inspired speakeasy dreamscape.

Through contemporary movement and original live instrumental elements blended with electronic sounds, the audience is invited to lounge, strap-in, and take flight. The night is composed of weaving narratives and electric encounters threaded together by a note of surrealism and the influences of Miami. It is centered around the physicalization of regaining momentum in a time that is both transient and static all at once.

Three accomplished artists blend the historical legacies of house music and sounds of Miami to create the live musical experience: Charles Levine, one half of world-renowned DJ/producer/record label owner duo Soul Clap; Phill Celeste, also known as Life on Planets, skilled vocalist and guitarist; Greg Paulus, member of No Regular Play and a celebrated trumpeter and composer. Four dancers from diverse backgrounds within Miami complete the cast. Through rigorous vulnerability and intimacy, the artists and audience will come together to share the experience of Gate Closes at 3:05.

Biography

Maya Billig is a Miami-based choreographer, director, and dancer. Rooted in improvisation and research, dance is her primary medium. Her work has been supported by Knight Foundation, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami Light Project, Locust Projects, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Deering Estate. She is a recipient of the Miami-Dade Dance Miami Choreographer’s Award and Knight New Work 2020 in support of her latest work “Gate Closes at 3:05.” She is also currently a Jacob’s Pillow Ann & Weston Hicks 2021 Choreographic Fellow. Her dance films have been selected by Crosscuts (Sweden), Prisma Independent Film Awards (Rome), American Dance Festival, and Screendance Miami. Besides receiving her BFA and being classically trained in dance from New World School of the Arts, Maya has trained heavily in contemporary dance, physical theater, and improvisational techniques throughout Europe, Israel, and Australia. A traveler at heart, she has traversed 30 countries and plans to spend her life exploring how to develop sustainable relationships to our planet and each other. She is interested in having her work be an intersection, an inspiration for dialogue, and a refuge.

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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.