The Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (3550 N. Miami Ave., Miami) has been a focal point in Miami’s artistic community for years, having introduced us to new local talent and international stars. But times change, and all good things eventually come to an end. Steinbaum will move on to other ventures in the fall.
So Saturday will be a nice chance to see what the gallery still has to offer, as well as the premiere dance performance of Rogue, from New York City-based modern troupe Simone Sobers Dance. For the director, the evening will be a bit of a homecoming, because Sobers, though born in London, trained at Vladimir Issaev’s School of Classical Ballet in North Miami Beach. (Issaev is also the head of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.) She then went on to study with the Alvin Ailey company and the Netherlands Dance Theater. In 2010, the dancer and choreographer formed her own troupe with a mission to focus on women — on the “raw, wild, and sensual nature of a woman,” as she describes it — through the movement and art of dance. After performing in the Northeast United States, England, and Spain, Sobers brings her talents to Steinbaum’s great two-story space Friday at 7 p.m. And while the gallery scene is indeed in flux, some good things remain, like a post-performance reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Fri., June 15, 7 p.m., 2012