TIGERTAIL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
Flight of Mind
Contemporary dance meets environmental activism.
The beating of wings. Trees swaying in the breeze. A dancerís arms akimbo.
Award-winning New York-based choreographer Jennifer Monson
returns to Miami with her newest meditation on birds, migration, navigation and the
natural and the built environments. Flight of Mind builds its own ecosystem with
energetic dance states, hundreds of live plants and sound generated from the building
itself. Her four-person troupe begins the evening with an environmental walk down
Lincoln Road. The dancers then lead the audience into a plant-strewn and transformed
Colony Theater. Prior to the performance a printed guide directs the audience through
multiple levels of the building on a journey guided by individual sensorial experience.
Here in Florida, where the conflict between landscape as paradise and unbridled urban
sprawl plays out in the daily headlines, Monsonís insistence that our own human bodies
and daily lives are intimately connected to the animals and plants around us could not
be more relevant. Her projects have been awarded grants from the National Dance Project,
Creative Capital, Rockefeller Foundation MAP, New York Foundation on the Arts, Geraldine
R. Dodge Foundation, Altria Inc., among others. Monson received a Guggenheim grant in 2004.
"Monson joins the emotional and visceral experience of
intimacy with a choreographic language of pure physicality."
This presentation of Flight of Mind is one of a series of
programs designed b the National Performance Network (NPN). NPN is an independent
organization begun by Dance Theater Workshop and is comprised of arts organizations
in 42 cities and 27 states. NPN is made possible through major funding from the
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for
the Arts (a federal agency).
Partners and support for Tigertail include: Arthur F.
and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation,
BankAtlantic Foundation, Books & Books, Centro Cultural Brasil-USA, City of Coral
Gables, City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program Cultural Arts Council, Consulate
General of Brazil, Dade Community Foundation, Embraer, E.S. Moore Family Foundation,
Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council,
Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Funding Arts Network, Greater Miami
Convention and Visitors Bureau, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, Joseph H. and
Florence A. Roblee Foundation, Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor
and Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami-Dade Public Schools,
Miami River Inn, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, NCCC,
Publix Super Markets Charities, SAF, TAM Brazilian Airlines, Vortex Communications, WDNA.
DATE & TIME
March 25, 2006
7:00 to 8:00 pm Lincoln Road Environmental Walk
$25 General Admission
$20 Tigertail Members, Seniors & Students
$50 Patron, Reserved Seating
Group Tickets Available
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For more information please call 305.545.8546.
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL
South Beach, including Lincoln Road, is bustling on Saturday nights.
Plan to arrive early in order to find parking.
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and directions, with parking information