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On Nov. 20, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will debut Symphony in D, a collaborative project made by and for Detroit in partnership with Knight Foundation. Last year, the DSO and Composer Tod Machover asked Detroiters, what does the city sound like? They ...
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Photo: Hattie Mae Williams dancers in "Miami Sites Project" at Miami Marine Stadium.
For dancer and choreographer Hattie Mae Williams, the question is not whether all the world’s a stage but why shouldn’t it be?
She has taken her self-described guerrilla approach to dance performances to supermarkets and churches, subway platforms and cemeteries. “Culture Concrete,” her site-specific dance film project staged and shot at historic, and long-closed, Miami Marine Stadium, premieres Saturday, Nov. 15, at The LAB Miami in Wynwood.
“Culture Concrete” is part of Williams’ Miami Sites Project, a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner. It includes not only dance and film but music, photography and installations. In fact, Williams and her company, The Tattooed Ballerinas, will dance at the showing of The Miami Sites Mini Episodes series, short videos featuring guerrilla dance performances at places such as Target and bus stops, at Miami Book Fair International on Nov. 21.
The project also includes plans to celebrate another historic place in South Florida, the 90-year-old Venetian Pool in Coral Gables.
The idea is not only to explore the history and current life of these places, but, as she puts it, “reclaiming and reframing spaces through site-specific/context-specific dance, film, photography and narratives.”
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