Miami Light Project presents Here & Now 2020 virtual performance and roundtable discussion.
Filmed for the first time and presented in collaboration with Wynwood Mural Fest, the program features short work from six artists who are among Miami’s most promising new voices in contemporary performance.
Here & Now 2020 artists include:
Maya Billig is Miami native and dance theater artist. Her latest work, Brink, is a contemporary dance performance inspired by Orson Welles’s radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” from 1938.
Loren Davidson and Britney Tokumoto met as dance artists performing in a Miami-based dance company. Together, their Intention and willingness to show up for one another became a series of conversations around healing, connection, and experimentation and resulted in a new work called the invitation.
Liony Garcia is a Cuban-born dancer and choreographer living in Miami. Drawing inspiration from earlier examples of architectural perseveration in Miami and Miami Beach, Corporeal Decorum is a multimedia performance piece that utilizes choreography to reinterpret our urban and material past into a contemporary embodied form.
Chadwick Gaspard is a Miami native and had his first encounter with dance at the age of 19 within Miami’s underground Hip Hop scene. His latest work, B.M.M.O., is a dance performance that tackles toxic masculinity through the lens of the black male and how this affects their development and ways of navigating through the world.
Maria “Mercy” Lopez is a Miami-based performing artist. Her new piece, You Never Had U.S., is a choreographic work which speaks to the betrayal of Hispanic soldiers after sacrificing their lives for the United States Armed Forces.
Seth “Brimstone” Schere has been shaping Miami’s scene as an artist, engineer, performer and producer since the late eighties and embodies Hip Hop’s “can’t Stop, won’t stop!” attitude. His new work, RiDDLA, is an audioplay that utilizes the artistic elements of Hip Hop culture and includes rapping, DJ’ing, breakdancing and Urban “graffiti” Art.
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.