Shakespeare's La Florida





We are actively preparing the 2019 -2020 series of reinterpreting Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' (Chapter One), 'The Tempest too' (Chapter Two!) and an urban tropical adaptation 'mash-up' of both - 'Romeo & Juliet, La Tormenta' (Chapter Three), the next odyssey for the protagonist duo occurred in May 2019, 'Julia + Roselo' a 'Spanish Shakespeare' pilot project to adapt Lope de Vega's 'Romeo and Juliet' ('Castelvines y Monteses') infused with history from the Age of Discovery and the legacy of Florida's first peoples and pilgrims that arrived on the coasts of 'La Florida.'  

Below are just a few of the portraits taken of the first production of Chapter One in 2015, a pilot project in 2016 with New York City's Zest Collective and professional dancer, Gentry Isaiah George (Miami native), who in 2017 collaborated with Miami City Ballet principle dancer from 2001 - 2012, Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez, and soloist (also a company dancer with MCB) Christie Sciturro, followed in 2018 with a special engagement at the 'Urban Legends' art exhibition December 2017, during Art Basel Miami Beach at The Sagamore historic hotel with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, and an opening performance at the NSU Art Museum April 2018.

Contact us for more information or to be part of 2018 #Shakespeare #LaFlorida.

Photo credits to (in order of appearance) Armando Colls, Robert Church and James Argyropoulos.

© Grace Arts Center - based in Fort Lauderdale serving South Florida

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