Miami Design District Visual Arts

de la Cruz Collection and IlluminArts Presents “A Female Force”

de la Cruz Collection and IlluminArts Presents “A Female Force”Thursday, April 26, 6pm-9pm – De la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St, Miami Design District

IlluminArts presents “A Female Force,” a program inspired by the work of celebrated Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta at the de la Cruz Collection. Mendieta’s groundbreaking work was largely autobiographical and focused on themes of feminism, life, identity, place, and belonging. Her art provides a wealth of inspiration to be illuminated through a musical program focusing on arrangements by some of today’s most influential female composers including Paola Prestini, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Libby Larsen. Director Alison Moritz, whom NPR has called, “A rising young star in the contemporary American opera field,” will fully stage this multimedia performance with a cast lead by Metropolitan Opera soprano and Broadway star Jennifer Zetlan, with internationally renowned soprano Emily Birsan and the sensational mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen. This celebration of art as rite and ritual will blur the line between classical music and performance art. Join after the performance for a “Talk Back” session led by Dennis Scholl, President of ArtCenter/South Florida, with the cast and creative team of “A Female Force.” Ask questions, hear about the process, and learn more about Ana Mendieta and the inspiration her work provided for the performance. @DLCMiami @IlluminArtsMIA