discover_art_web.jpgMIAMI — The Little Haiti Cultural Center hosts its second annual Discover Art! Family Festival, showcasing children’s art, local talent, international dance, music and more on Friday, July 27, 4-8 p.m. at the center, 212 N.E. 59th Ter., Miami.

The family friendly global celebration will feature a special evening of dance entitled Same Stage curated by Afua Hall, a Miami Herald “20 Under 40 Artist.”

The free event offers audiences the opportunity to see a diverse and talented group of choreographers, dancers and styles ranging from dances of the African Diaspora to contemporary dance/theater.

All are invited to bring their families and friends to discover art with special guests providing workshops in silk screening, fun with clay, jewelry making, mural painting, photography, dance and French Heritage Language Program presentations by students.

Children will engage in interactive stations that provide an opportunity to explore art. The summer youth camp exhibition Around the World in A Summer will be on display in the gallery through August 11.

The festivities will culminate with Same Stage, a multicultural evening of dance curated by Hall.

Performances will be presented by Yanui Cezar/Tradisyon Lakou Lay, Haitian Folk dance with live music; Delou African Dance Company, community favorites showcasing West African drumming and dance; Neri Torres/ Ife Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Company, performing her signature solo Oya; Charmille Walters will present a traditional Jamaican folk dance solo that celebrates the life of Queen Nanny of the Maroons; Carlota Pradera and Priscilla Marrero, recent Miami Light Project Here & Now Commission recipients, performing their duet Think Like A Man; Samantha Pazos, showcasing a duet with Pioneer Winter; a mixed ability duet by Karen Peterson and Dancers; Hattie Williams/The Tattooed Ballerinas will perform a solo piece; Kevin “Newcre” Sanchez and Robert “Fantum” Bell of Raw Miami Crew; Thomas Armour Youth Ballet; and the D.O.V.E Dance Ministry.

Another special feature is acclaimed visual artist Dara Friedman’s art film titled Dancers, which highlights site-specific performances of dancers in the Miami dance community.

The event is made possible with support from the City of Miami and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs Community Grant program.


WHAT: Discover Art! Family Festival

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 4-8 p.m.

WHERE: Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 N.E. 59th Ter., Miami

COST: Free and open to the public; suggested donation $10

CONTACT: 305-960-2969 or visit