PAN, the Performing Arts Network created in June 1994 with the intention of providing local performing artists with much-needed space for rehearsals, classes, and performances, opens the doors to its newly renovated facility this month at 555 Seventeenth St. on Miami Beach. Beginning this summer, the multidisciplinary arts center will offer a full schedule of acting, voice, and dance classes, including ballet, jazz, flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, and modern. Additionally, a summer music, theater, and dance camp for six- to twelve-year-olds runs for eight weeks A 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday -- beginning July 3. For information about summer camp, classes, and utilizing space for rehearsal or performance, contact PAN co-founding director Michele Kadison at 672-0552.
PAN was jointly established by Kadison, a jazz choreographer and teacher; Ilisa Rosal, artistic director of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa; and Susan Murray, director, writer, and acting teacher. Spitfire, Murray's new theatrical production company (with ten professional actors), is a resident company of PAN. Spitfire makes its debut at Borders Book Shop in South Miami on June 30 at 7:00 p.m., performing selections from Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy and Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Actors interested in joining the production company should call associate artistic director Beth Boone at 861-8390.