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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS, Nannette Rodriguez PRESS RELEASE


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 19, 2009

Performers Move their Bodies in Various Artful Expressions


-- Dance Performances during Sleepless Night --
Miami Beach, FL – From Flameno to aerial dancers, dance fans will have a full menu to
choose from at the Audi Sleepless Night, Miami Beach’s free, 13-hour, dusk-til-dawn,
citywide celebration of the arts, that begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.

Theatrical presentations, spontaneous street performances and aerial dance are among
the unforgettable arts and entertainment experiences presented for all tastes and all
ages, all night long, all for free.

NORMANDY FOUNTAIN STAGE

Dance Now! Ensemble “Dances at the Fountain”


8:00 p.m.
The Miami-based Dance Now! Ensemble is just as exciting and energetic as their name
might suggest. The company focuses diversity and performs at the intersection of
several kinds of international dance. With every show, they promise to present the
audience with something creative and compelling. dancenowmiami.org

MIAMI CITY BALLET STUDIOS (Limited seating – first come, first served)

Miami City Ballet School STARS OF TOMORROW


Two shows: 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Students from the Miami City Ballet School, one of the most prominent ballet schools in
the country, train for professional careers in ballet companies around the world. Their
performance at Sleepless Night is a special opportunity to see these talented young
dancers at the beginnings of what promise to be stunning careers.
miamicityballet.org/school

Clarita Filgueiras Flamenco Puro


10:00 p.m.
Clarita Filgueiras, Flamenco dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the
Flamenco Puro Dance Company, has been named the “Keeper of Flamenco” for her
works with the dance. She is dedicated to maintaining the authenticity of Flamenco while
making it modern for new young dancers. claritafilgueiras.com

COLONY THEATRE (Limited seating – first come, first served)

We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work and play in our vibrant,
tropical, historic community.
Miami Light Project presents Julie Dossavi
8:00 p.m.
Miami Light Project is excited to introduce South Florida to
dancer/choreographer/musician Julie Dossavi. The French performer’s style is a unique
blend of contemporary African dance and street culture. In a series of solos and duets,
Dossavi plays with dance and music in an abstract yet seamless way.
miamilightproject.com

Dream Jam Dancing: Random Acts of Art by Miami Contemporary Dance


Company
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Miami Contemporary Dance Company dancers are sleepless tonight! If you’re lucky
you’ll catch them jamming in their pajamas or dance-celebrating in their evening gowns
on Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive between 8 and 10 p.m. Don’t snooze on this one…the
jam could be anywhere and last 2 minutes or 15 – who knows? You’ll see the crowd
stop, the radio drop and the take-off into a fantastic Dream Jam.
miamicontemporarydance.net

PLAZA ESPANA STAGE, ESPANOLA WAY

“Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12”


9:00 p.m – 1:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque and Thought Loom present Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12,
a film event that features the work of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda. Films will be
played on the Plaza de España – on strategically placed canvases, on large umbrellas
throughout the space, even on palm trees outfitted with mirrors. The event honors two
filmmakers who saw cinema in new ways by allowing the audience to see their films in
new ways. mbcinema.com

OCEAN DRIVE MAIN STAGE (between 8th + 9th Streets)

Animate Objects Physical Theater “Bounce Theory”


8:00 p.m.
Animate Objects Physical Theater’s new show “Bounce Theory” combines aerial dance
and athletic aerobics with Ocean Drive as the backdrop. With an electrifying pulse,
Bounce Theory takes dancers to the sky in aerial hoops, trampolines, pulleys and
stretchy elastic bungee cords forty feet above the sands of South Beach for a truly
mesmerizing spectacle. Bounce Theory’s cast of scientists conduct gutsy experiments
with disregard to gravity in an oversized physical laboratory/playground. Animate
Objects Physical Theater stopped traffic at the 2007 Sleepless Night event and promises
to provide an equally entertaining show this year. animateobjects.org

Sleepless Night is a sundown-to-sunrise, free arts celebration. It is produced by the City


of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development and Cultural Arts
Council in collaboration with every cultural organization in the city, together with private
businesses and individuals. It offers free museum admissions, indoor and outdoor art
installations and performances, architectural tours, dance (and dancing,) theater, music,
film, slam poetry, fashion shows, acrobatics, comedy and other cultural offerings, all
presented without admission charge at over 80 different venues spread throughout the
city and the 13-hour night.

Free shuttle buses with onboard arts programming connect the various zones of activity
and remote parking for the duration of the event.

We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work and play in our vibrant,
tropical, historic community.
The last Sleepless Night (2007) presented more than 130 arts and entertainment events
to over 100,000 residents and visitors of all ages. “It was the best multi-genre arts event
I’ve ever enjoyed here in South Florida – in over three decades!” said Ed Bell, producer
and host of WLRN 91.3FM’s “South Florida Arts Beat.” “Sleepless Night will prove to be
South Florida’s premiere annual arts extravaganza.”

The full program is available on-line at sleeplessnight.org, and will be available in printed
form at locations throughout the Greater Miami area on October 26.

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We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work and play in our vibrant,
tropical, historic community.