Ivonne Batanero was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Miami at the age of five. Ivonne studies extensively with Brigid Baker, and attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with the faculty.
Described as “engaging” and “theatrically compelling”, Batanero’s movement and interaction with the visual art installation, Antenna, creates a visual narrative centered around the idea of communication and connection.
Ivonne Batanero was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Miami at the age of five. Ivonne studies extensively with Brigid Baker, and attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with the faculty. Upon graduating in 2009, Ivonne was awarded the 2009 Semans Art Fund which gave her the opportunity to travel to Vienna, Austria to attend the Impuls Tanz Vienna International Dance Festival.
In 2011, Ivonne became the first Miami-based artist to receive a full “Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts Scholarship” to attend the American Dance Festival.
Ivonne is a two-time commissioned artist by Miami Light Project for their annual Here and Now Festival. In 2012 her choreography was described as “the most theatrically coherent and compelling piece” and in the following year her work was described as “the most engaging piece”.
Ivonne’s Project: Invasion was listed in the Miami Herald as one of the top five dance performances of 2013. In 2015 Ivonne toured to Lima, Perú with her latest work I think it’s in my belly and created her first dance on film while in Lima entitled 528 days.
Ivonne was recently awarded a grant by the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for the 2016-2017 Dance Miami Choreographers Program; and is currently working with Adele Myers and Dancers and Rosie Herrera Dance Theater as well as working on her community initiative Greedy Pumpkin Head Projects and working on her own choreographic endeavors.
We are accessible and assistive listening devices are available. To request materials in accessible format and accommodation to attend an event, please contact Eventz Paul at 305.576.4350 or email us, at least five days in advance to initiate your request.
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.