Here & Now: 2021 

Mar 25, 2021

Miami Light Project is thrilled to announce the Here & Now 2021 Commissioned Artists! Congratulations/Felicidades/Felisitasyon to these 8 artists from the 305!

Meet the Artists:

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Roxana Barba

Roxana Barba

Roxana Barba is a Miami-based performer and dance maker whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of dance, film and video. Her work explores personal and cosmic paradigms, cultural memory and the hidden. Roxana’s choreography has been presented by Perez Art Museum, ScreenDance Miami, Women in Dance Leadership Conference and Miami Performance Festival, among others.

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Kayla Castellon & Patricia Rose Suarez

KayandPatmoves is the choreographic collaboration of Kayla Castellon and Patricia Rose Suarez. Their work investigates the complexities of the human experience- aiming to expose the lightness in life without discrediting the weight. Kayla and Patricia feel strongly about empowering young people to take up space and unapologetically express themselves.

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José Manuel Domínguez

José Manuel Domínguez is a Cuban-born performing artist and educator. Following experimental directions and exploring improv, movement and sound techniques, he has led Antiheroes Project since 2011 – presenting multiple original full-evening works as well as teaching bilingual inclusive workshops for the community at large.

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Dorothy Hindman

Described as “highly recommended for rockers wishing to get their feet wet in post-20th century classical music,” (ICON), Dorothy Hindman’s unique blend of spectralism with punk/grunge has received over 400 global performances in venues including Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, and the Muziekgebouw. Hindman teaches at the Frost School of Music.

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Sol Ruiz

Sol and The Tribu is a group of Cuban musicians that blends traditional Caribbean music and modern technology with a distinct Miami twist. As ambassadors of The New Miami Sound, they pride themselves on what makes Miami “The Magic City” with its blend of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk.

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Enrique Villacreses

Enrique Villacreses is a Miami-based dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker. His works have been presented in ScreenDance Miami Festival, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Magazine, Contact Quarterly, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and on the Dancemakers: New Works series at New World School of the Arts.

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Shamar Wayne Watt

Shamar Watt is an artist born in Kingston (Jamaica) raised in Miami. What drives Watt as an artist is the science of black bodies and how the sonic science of blackness resonates in the world and the infinite universe. Watt was a 2018 Bessie Nominee and in 2019 he was the recipient of the prestigious Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Nora Chipaumire’s work.

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Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams, a womanist, a ride or die freedom fighter, and art-maker – creates work that is the part reality, part fugitive. Brittany’s artistic work biomythically explores her ancestral lineage and memory of growing up in the swamplands of Florida. She is a principal dancer with Olujimi Dance (Michelle Grant Murray), and is a collaborator with Slippage (Thomas DeFrantz).

ABOUT HERE & NOW

Miami Light Project Launched Here & Now in 1999, as the first program of its kind in South Florida dedicated to commissioning and presenting South Florida-based performance and multi-media artists. Since its inception, we have commissioned work from more than 75 South Florida-based artists, laying the foundation for Miami’s reputation as a cultural center of international importance. Over 30 of those artists have gone on to perform that work in 14 states and 15 countries for an estimated audience of over 20,000 people worldwide.