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Pioneer Winter // Collective HOST

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend my colleague and friend, Pioneer Winter’s, brilliant presentation of HOSTphysical theatre performance. For me to attempt to describe in words would not do justice to such an intelligent work that truly takes you through an experience, a journey of emotions. Here is Pioneer’s description:

“HOST is an all-male physical theatre work that explores power, authority, control, isolation, and desire. Within these paths, the word ‘host’ emerges as both sexualized territory as well as a bodily struggle. ‘Host’ is layered in the queer community, where one word is weighted by both history and its digital presence – host of a dinner party, host of a game show, host to an orgy, host to a virus…
HOST by Pioneer Winter and Jared Phillip Sharon

Performers: Patrick Rodriguez, Dario Gonzalez, Alex Ortiz, Alberto Pena Jr., Pioneer Winter

Sound and composition: ABI-LI-TY”

 

Here are some of the photos captured that night with my dear friend and fellow choreographer/dancer, Ana Bolt, along side HOST creators and performer.

 

Me, Pioneer Winter, Ana Bolt-Turrall

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Me, Jared Phillip Sharon, Ana Bolt-Turrall

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Me & Jared Phillip Sharon

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Ana Bolt-Turrall, Alberto Peña, Jr., Me

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South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2016

This year I was very graciously invited to attend my first ever #SOBEWFF , specifically the Goya Grand Tasting Village! The event was situated right on the sand in the heart of South Beach on 13th Street, & the weather was perfect!

Have a look at some of the fun pics I captured with my friend and creative writer Yvette M. Calleiro,  author of fantasy fiction series The Chronicles of the Diasodz.

Needless to say, I had the most fun sampling my custom Coke floats & illy coffees! :))

 

Goya Grand Entrance

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Awesome sand sculpture in the middle of the village!

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Back in time to a classic old-fashioned soda shoppe! This was my favorite :))

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These outdoor sofas were actually inflatables!

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The Evian Chalet spot

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At the end of our day on South Beach

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Special thanks to Food Network, Cooking Channel, Food & Wine, GoyaSouthern Wine & Spirits, & FIU for their grand hospitality.

 

Miss Universe 2014 & CHI

   For this year’s Miss Universe 2014 pageant, I was invited to spend the day visiting with some of the world’s most beautiful women during rehearsals!

Plus, a mini hair makeover from the official stylists of the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, and one of the world’s best hair care product lines, CHI!

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 The prestigious Miss Universe 2014 show was held at my Alma mater, FIU.

Have a look at some of my memories with a few of the Miss Universe 2014 contestants …

(In no particular order).

Many thanks to the Miss Universe Organization and CHI for giving me a little of their time & all of their kindness ❤

Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell

Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

Miss Brazil Melissa Gurgel

Miss Brazil Melissa Gurgel

 

TU Dance Master Class

Following my master class with TU Dance at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center , I was fortunate to be able to take a moment to chat with none other than the magnificent Founder, Artistic Director, & Choreographer of the company, Toni Pierce-Sands! Thank you, Toni, for being so great and for taking time out for me.

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TU Dance Master Class with Artistic Director & Choreographer Toni Pierce-Sands

 


Little trivia:
*Uri Sands, Toni’s husband and fellow Founder, Artistic Director, & Choreographer of TU Dance company, was one of my high school classmates New World School of the Arts :))

*Uri & I both danced for Miami-based Freddick Bratcher & Company Contemporary Dance Theater, as did other fellow members who successfully went on to dance with companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or  Complexions Contemporary Ballet .

*”In 1980, Bratcher formed his own company which stands today as South Florida’s oldest and longest operating contemporary dance company. For over twenty-five years, the company has offered its innovative contemporary modern, jazz, dance-theater, and narrative works to audiences throughout Florida, as well as in Chicago and New York”.

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TU Dance Master Class

 


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First Street Fashion Commercial

First Street Fashion is a Miami-based start-up online boutique that features emerging designers like Susy Who Clothing from Miami, Florida. Sunstone Productions recently made an online commercial showing off the awesome clothes, featuring  April Golightly and Maria Ines Serritella.

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