In Our Amaru in Heaven (the pre-Colombian serpent deity subverting Catholic prayer), Roxana – who’s been working with archeologists and historians in Miami and Lima – imagines a mythic universe where past, present and future come together.
“Amaru represents the duality of all cycles, the end but the beginning, the god that can move through different worlds,” Barba says. “In [pre-Colombian] cosmovision they talk about the world of the dead, the living, the world of the spirits and the cosmos. It’s all one – the natural and animal world are part of you and you are part of them.”
Roxana Barba is a Miami-based performer and dance maker whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of dance, film and video. She pursued undergraduate visual arts studies in her native Peru prior to receiving her BFA in Dance from New World of the Arts (Miami, Florida). Her work explores personal and cosmic paradigms, cultural memory and the hidden. Roxana’s choreography has been presented by Perez Art Museum, Miami Light Project’s ScreenDance Miami, Women in Dance Leadership Conference and Miami Performance Festival, among others. Her work has received support from The Knight Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, South Florida PBS, PAXy and Foundation for Emerging Arts and Technologies; her films have screened internationally by film festivals such as Cucalorus Film Festival, Short Waves Film Festival and Miami International Film Festival.
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.