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Tigertail's 35th Season

Coming on Saturday, November 14, 2015
Ukulele sensation JAKE SHIMABUKURO

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined his instrument, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake's performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. His career skyrocketed in 2006 when a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 8:30 PM

Scroll down and see what else is in store in our exciting 36th season

Tigertail's 36th Season Events (as of 7/27/2015)

9/25/15 – Marc Ribot – Solo Guitar

Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 8:30PM

Former member of the soul/punk Realtones and John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, Ribot worked as a side musician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others. Marc Ribot's music ranges from rock and jazz, to Cuban son with his band Los Cubanos Postizos.

10/17/15 – A Run for Your Money, Tigertail's fundraiser at Hialeah Racetrack  see above

11/14/15 – Jake Shimabukuro – Solo Ukulele   see above

12/30/15 – WordSpeak Book Launch

Books & Books, Coral Gables, 8:00PM

Tigertail's 2015 teen spoken word team launches their book with a free performance and book signing.

1/21/16 - 1/24/16 – ScreenDance Miami

Events at PAMM and Miami Beach Cinematheque

ScreenDance Miami focuses on national, international and Miami-based choreographers and filmmakers who are working with movement and dance created for the camera.

1/31/16 - 2/6/16 – SpeakOut LGBTQ teen spoken word program, with Andrea Assaf in residence

Andrea Assaf is a performer, writer, director, & cultural organizer. She returns for a 2nd year for this residency in Miami-Dade schools, which will culminate in a teen slam and a performance at The Betsy.

2/21/16 - 2/27/16 – WordSpeak teen spoken word program
– with Emanuelee Bean in residence

Performance poet and educator "Outspoken Bean" is a Texas Poet Laureate nominee, and ranked 9th in the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2013. Bean will work with teens in Miami-Dade schools during this residency, which will culminate in a teen slam and a performance at The Betsy.

April 2016 – WATER

WATER is a dynamic, robust, month-long event   a community-wide fĂȘte of site-specific events and new performance throughout Miami at theaters and un-expected locations. WATER is filled with artist pieces that focus on this vital element that gives and takes – tragedy, bounty and regeneration – tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, rituals, too much, too little, a treasure trove of exploration. WATER dismantles labels and provides opportunities for audiences and Miami artists of all media to explore the dialogue between artist and participant, examine how artists help re-imagine the world.

3/28/16 - 4/2/16 – Eiko Otake, dancer/choreographer in residence and performance
A Body in Places

Vizcaya, time TBA

Eiko, after 40 years of collaboration with her husband Koma, is going solo with this work. A Body in Places is a site-specific piece that Eiko has performed in New York City, Philadelphia and the American Dance Festival.

4/2/16 – Miami River Day events

A boat travels down the river with a small orchestra playing Handel's Water Music, for all on the banks to hear. Return to this site for news of other Miami River Day events presented by Tigertail as part of WATER.

4/16/16 - 4/17/16 –A full evening program of music and dance:
Lazaro Godoy, dancer/choreographer in his Tigertail-commissioned solo, Medaka
Musician and instrument maker Miguel Frasconi performs on WATER-based glass instruments

Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 8:30PM

4/29/16 - 4/30/16 – Composer Fast Forward and film artist Barron Sherer in a Tigertail-commissioned work: Covalent Bond

Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 8:30PM

A covalent bond is a chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms. In Covalent Bond, Fast Forward and Barron Scherer connect with music and film, just as oxygen and hydrogen atoms connect with a covalent bond to form WATER.

More WATER in the works. Return to this page for updates.

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