Of Blindness and Bees

Sometimes we choose to adapt, and sometimes we're forced by circumstance. This Saturday's Miami on Stage season finale presents a pair of experimental performance pieces, Hilo and Sipping Fury From a Tea Cup, that trace the ways individuals navigate the internal, the external, and the possibility of transcendence.

Written by Jose Manuel Dominguez and directed by Lucia Aratanha, Hilo draws on Dominguez' blindness as a metaphor for the myriad challenges humankind faces day to day. Set in a dreamy landscape of rope mazes, this solo performance uses dance, poetry, visual set pieces, and sound effects to muse on the limits of human transformation.

Meanwhile, Sipping Fury From a Tea Cup contemplates a future when the world's honeybee population has been completely decimated. Our fields and orchards are barren. The soil has become alkaline and unusable. Yet there, amid that total lack of fertility, a woman dreams about having a child. Conceived by Elizabeth Doud and Jennylin Duany, Sipping Fury From a Tea Cup features performances by Doud and Carlos Caballero.
Sat., June 5, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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