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Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre on Maui, Feb. 9

January 31, 2017, 7:30 PM HST
* Updated January 31, 3:00 PM
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Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a Maui debut for one of Miami’s most celebrated rising dance companies, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. The performance is Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm in Castle Theater. The company will perform two pieces, Cookie’s Kid and excerpts from her piece, Dining Alone.

Called “One of the strongest and most original talents to emerge from Miami,” by the Miami Herald, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has, since its origins, become a beloved fixture in Miami’s contemporary arts scene.

The first of two programs to be presented, Cookie’s Kid, is a solo dance theater work that seeks to explore what is inherited muscle memory. The first solo work created by Rosie Herrera, it utilizes her unique and diverse performance background ranging from cabaret, classical music, and urban and contemporary dance as a way to explore and dissect the oppression of toughness.

Utilizing iconography ranging from La Lupe, Charles Bronson, and Walter Mercardo as the framework to explore movement, Cookie’s Kid is an exploration on how these seemingly unrelated idols are connected within a theme of rebellion, strength, vulnerability and the ethereal.

Herrera’s Dining Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth, and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food, Dining Alone invites audiences into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.

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Rosie Herrera is a Cuban-American dancer, choreographer and the company’s artistic director. She is a graduate of Miami’s New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She is also a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami.

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Tickets are $35, $45 plus applicable fees. MACC members receive a 10% discount. Tickets at the MACC Box Office, 242-SHOW or MauiArts.org.

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dining Alone. PC: Adam Reign

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dining Alone. PC: Adam Reign

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dining Alone. PC: Adam Reign

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dining Alone. PC: Adam Reign

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dining Alone. PC: Adam Reign

Rosie Herrera portrait by Adam Reign

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Cookies Kid. PC: Adam Reign

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