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ME3M 4 Miami

Miami Grand Theater
December 2014

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Sigrid Lauren

Sigrid Lauren

Addys Gonzalez, Amber Bryan, Stephanie Fuentes

Addys Gonzalez, Amber Bryan, Stephanie Fuentes

James McGinn

James McGinn

 "A woman on a raised platform above them got to work, moving at double time, every part of her body somehow tracking the beat. She’d be at it all night—completely indefatigable, completely captivating. It was exhilarating. And then things started to get weird.Other dancers appeared in the theater; there were two men in silver pants who stood in the middle of the audience, awaiting some cue, and another in the very back, working out in front of a long row of mirrors and very hot-looking lights. 

"A woman on a raised platform above them got to work, moving at double time, every part of her body somehow tracking the beat. She’d be at it all night—completely indefatigable, completely captivating. It was exhilarating. And then things started to get weird.Other dancers appeared in the theater; there were two men in silver pants who stood in the middle of the audience, awaiting some cue, and another in the very back, working out in front of a long row of mirrors and very hot-looking lights. 

Alex Albrecht, Jos McKain

Alex Albrecht, Jos McKain

Kyli Kleven, Veronica Cato

Kyli Kleven, Veronica Cato

 Two sweatpants-clad attendants arrived with metal dollies, slipped them under the chairs of two audience members, carefully whisked them onto the stage, and gently plunked them down right next to the action. They sat there smiling awkwardly, and I started to get nervous. Who would be next? Everyone, it turned out. A huge line of people with dollies began streaming out from behind the stage to huge bursts of laughter. They just kept coming! 

Two sweatpants-clad attendants arrived with metal dollies, slipped them under the chairs of two audience members, carefully whisked them onto the stage, and gently plunked them down right next to the action. They sat there smiling awkwardly, and I started to get nervous. Who would be next? Everyone, it turned out. A huge line of people with dollies began streaming out from behind the stage to huge bursts of laughter. They just kept coming! 

Dylan Crossman

Dylan Crossman

Miki Orihara

Miki Orihara

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Niall Jones

Niall Jones

 They arrayed people around the room—behind curtains, in corners, in rows at odd angles, facing all sorts of other dance performances that were taking place in a compendium of styles to the same thumping music—snippets of Liz Phair, the Pixies, and dance jams. People craned their necks to look around, to catch all the action, but you knew there were things you were missing out on, things you were unable, or barely able to see."   -Andrew Russeth, ArtNews

They arrayed people around the room—behind curtains, in corners, in rows at odd angles, facing all sorts of other dance performances that were taking place in a compendium of styles to the same thumping music—snippets of Liz Phair, the Pixies, and dance jams. People craned their necks to look around, to catch all the action, but you knew there were things you were missing out on, things you were unable, or barely able to see."   -Andrew Russeth, ArtNews

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