SoBe Institute of the Arts (SoBe Arts) promotes excellence, creativity, and accessibility of the arts through performance events and instruction of the highest quality, in music and related artistic disciplines. The Institute is committed to the sustained development of creativity and cultural life in individuals, the region and the nation by advancing artistic talents, regardless of income. A major goal is to cultivate new audiences for the fine arts.
SoBe Arts presents:
FAIRY TALES, Songs of the Dandelion Woman
EXCERPTS: LAST THREE SCENES
Synopsis: The fragmented notes and drawings of a troubled mind, adapted from the real-life struggles of a young heiress alone in the city, are gathered as possible evidence by a bank examiner, who is fraught with his own disturbing thoughts. The transformations they both go through are framed with penetrating and sometimes poetic insights from the writings of Carl Jung, who once envisioned a picture book to illustrate the complex logic and fantastic associations behind mental breakdowns. This dramatic collage of fantasy and reason is fused in a multimedia opera that evokes the longings and confusions and the spiritual and mundane aspirations of modern life.
'FAIRY TALES' MAKES A BOLD AND POWERFUL IMPACT IN WORLD PREMIERE"
"is a Stunner!"
"delivers a great dramatic punch!"
"is a shattering experience"
South Florida Classical Review/Miami Herald May 9, 2014
SoBe Arts presents:
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, the Surrender of Self in Mystical Contemplation (Trailer - Excerpts from full production)
In June 2015, SoBe Arts presented the world premiere of Intelligent Systems, an innovative 90-minute musical theater work about nothing less than the nature of the universe, conceived and presented in a thrilling multimedia style that intrigued its audience and raised important questions about ideas that are - well, literally out of this world.
"SOBE ARTS' 'INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS IS A SMASHING SUCCESS"
"daring, strikingly original"
"brilliant soundscape and eye-catching spectacle"
"grandly satirical and musically exquisite"
Miami Herald/South Florida Classical Review June 9, 2015
SoBe Arts presents: TESLA, an interdisciplinary opera about the exceptional life and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.
The opera, narrated by Mark Twain, reveals that Tesla was responsible for developing one of the single greatest inventions of all time: the AC electrical current. Tesla's legendary battles with Thomas Edison and their connections with George Westinghouse, JP Morgan, and Albert Einstein are woven into a libretto written by the late playwright, Thomas Babe, and composer, Carson Kievman.
Realizing that his many inventions were fossil fuel-consuming, Tesla, a true visionary, gave away a vast number of patents and went to work on a device that would connect humanity to the very wheelwork of nature and allow the extraction of free energy for all.
This work will not only bring Tesla into focus as one of the 20th century's greatest geniuses, but will contribute to raising awareness of the dangers of living unsustainably, as Tesla predicted over a century
SoBe Arts' 10th season of high quality cutting-edge music, music-theater and multimedia events provided for free or at low cost to attract diverse new audiences.
SoBe Arts is delighted to be expanding our reach to include new venues and additional municipalities within the greater Miami-Dade County area. Diverse, innovative, and high-caliber events, all drawing on the talents of both local arts professionals and world-class visiting artists:
- 7 world-premiere performances of TESLA, a new Interdisciplinary opera.
- 'Open Friday' concerts featuring local, national and international artists. Concerts to be programmed include cutting edge new works (such as "Musical Tribute to JFK"), 20th/21st century masterworks (such as "Quartet for the End of Time") and traditional music in unusual contexts (such as "Mozart Serenades by Candlelight").
- free 'Art Speaks' introducing themes of upcoming concerts and stage productions.
- Workshops and masterclasses for youth and local artists related to our professional events.