HISTORIAS DE LA URBE (URBAN STORIES) is a contemporary dramatic feature film that follows several immigrants of different nationalities as they adapt to life in Miami. The stories unfold through stylistic camera work that interrelates the eight vignettes, pushing the boundaries of independent cinema.
The stories take place in a gritty, modern landscape, where people arrive in search of a better life and economic conditions, hoping to achieve the American dream. All of them are quickly immersed in an urban space that appears to be beautiful and full of opportunities while also being filled with obstacles and human drama.
Although each story is a gritty, dramatic character study, the goal is to send audiences a message hope and better understanding of the human condition.
Supported by: Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana; AECID; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami World Cinema Center, and Glassworks Multimedia.
Three Miami-Dade choreographers have been selected by a national panel for the 2010-2011 Dance Miami Choreographers' Fellowship:
Letty Bassart http://www.lettybassart.com/
Augusto Soledade http://www.brazzdance.com/
Alexey Taran http://bistoury.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html
Composer: Juraj Kojs
Collaborator: Alexey Taran
Lead Commissioner: Harold Golen Gallery
August 18, 2010—Meet The Composer announces the collaborations awarded for the 2010 Commissioning Music/USA program. They are a diverse group of 19 composers and 45 choreographers, theater artists, filmmakers, and visual artists. This year, MTC awards $245,000 to 32 organizations to commission 19 new works. Composers at the leading edge of contemporary classical, jazz, and theater music will join with a wide variety of artists to combine music with dance, theater, film, and puppetry.
Meet The Composer president Ed Harsh says of this year’s selections, "We are thrilled by the creative energy that MTC is able to unleash from this excitingly varied group of artistic collaborations. Audiences across the country are going to find these new works fresh and engaging."
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Knight Foundation, and the Arts and Business Council Miami are pleased to invite you for a roundtable discussion with other dance professionals and dance presenters to discuss the key issues facing the dance community. We will also be discussing the 2010-2011 Phase of our Dance Journalism project, formally known as Performance Journalism, now known as ArtBurst.
Please join us on:
Thursday, September 30th3:00PM-4:00PM
Stephen P. Clark Center6th Floor Conference Room
111 N.W. 1st Street (Vouchers for the Miami-Dade Center Garage,
50 NW 2nd Avenue, directly behind the Library,
can be validated for complimentary parking)
Please RSVP to Adriana Perez at 305-375-5019
Please note that space is limited.
July 8, 2010 | John Hood
On Saturday night, at the Edge Zones Art Center in Wynwood, a gathering of Miami’s more cinematic-minded souls will meet. The occasion? A movie calledHistorias de la Urbe (Urban Stories). And while the flick isn’t entirely finished yet (the producers are looking at fall), the cast and the crew will be on hand to hype the project, as will Omar Roque, who will be performing excerpts from the film’s soundtrack.
Live musical performance by singer/songwriter Omar Roque and his band Carrusel.
"URBAN STORIES", an intimate look at the music and thoughts of the directors: the Forte Siblings.
Saturday, July 10, 2010.
Meet the people behind URBAN STORIES
47 NE 25th St. | Miami, FL 33137
Maria Lanao | MWCC Communications | MIAMI WORLD CINEMA CENTER | the first non-profit film studio | 450 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33127 | T- 1.305.433.5848, F- 1.305.433.4585 | Cell: 786-514-0301 | firstname.lastname@example.org |www.miamiworld.org
"With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners."