It’s Getting Hot in Here

Dancers strip, crash, and sizzle in Alaska.

Alaska is getting hotter these days, and we can feel it here in Miami. But it's not global warming – not yet anyway. The Diana Szeinblum Dance Company is taking up residence at the Byron Carlyle Theater tonight and tomorrow night to perform a modern dance piece called Alaska. Sponsored by Tigertail Productions, the purveyor of all things onstage that are whacked out and interesting, the work studies the isolation of humankind. And what better setting to stage that story than Alaska, right? Not too many people up there. But this isn't simply a frosty ignore-fest for the dancers; after giving each other the cold shoulder onstage, they work themselves into a frenzy of obsessive attraction and literally begin violently slamming into one another as if they can't stay apart. And then clothes start coming off, and who knows what else will happen up there.

The company “warns” there will be “brief nudity” in parts of the production; that alone is always reason enough for us to show up. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $50 and can be purchased online at or, or by phone at 305-545-8546.
Mon., Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m., 2008
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