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Saturday October 23 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT

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La Voix Humaine & El Abrazo presented by The Opera Atelier

Experience up close the power of opera and contemporary dance in an intimate setting!​

The central choreography, The Embrace, based on the life and work of American painter Edward Hopper, explores the encounters and dis-encounters of the couple through modern dance idiom dramaturgy of the body. The two mature dancer/choreographers, Carmen Werner and Leyson Ponce, with important international credits to their names, transcend the youth culture prevalent in the dance and ballet world, proving that artists can dance gloriously at any age.

The Opera Atelier brings a fusion of opera and contemporary dance around the theme of love. The Embrace emphasizes the wisdom of the body, exploring the limits and intersections of the respective languages of dance and opera along a common expressive thread.

The central choreography, El Abrazo (The Embrace) celebrates the life and work of American realist painter Edward Hopper through the encounters and dis-encounters of a couple within the existential disconnect of contemporary life. Hailing from Spain, international award-winning artists Carmen Werner and Leyson Ponce, premiered this work in Madrid to critical acclaim in June 2019. The inspired performances by Werner, Ponce, and the operatic local artists confront the culture of ageism and triviality, validating the power of art across generations.

Theatre Policies: Everyone attending a performance must have a paid ticket regardless of age. Masks & face coverings must be wore at all times. Guests entering the venue are subject to temperature checks. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. No outside food or beverage permitted, unless medically necessary. The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited. We thank you for your cooperation!

Venue

Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables FL 33134


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Important to note: Our ticketing system has been set to a new Social Distance Map that will automatically block off the seats next to your party. Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests and employees, so we have implemented our “New Normal” policies and procedures, designed with you in mind. Learn more about our current protocols and safety measures on our website.
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