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U.S. Premiere of 10 Million by Argos Teatro

Copperbridge Foundation and FUNDarte, in association with Miami-Dade County Auditorium, present 10 Million by the Cuban Theater Company, Argos Teatro, at the On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135).

There will be three performances on Friday, March 24th at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 26th at 5:00 p.m.  Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

Written and directed by Carlos Celdrán (Winner of the Cuban National Theater Award 2016), 10 Million is a portrayal of a generation, an autobiographical presentation of the controversial history of Cuba during the 1970’s and 80’s. From an unbiased standpoint, the director shares his own life experience as a young boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution.

10 Million, awarded the Cuban Critic Award 2017, was conceived as a personal diary and took almost a decade to develop into a stage production.  Finally, in 2016, not long after Cuba and the United States reestablished diplomatic relations, Argos Teatro premiered 10 Million in Havana. The performance unleashes dormant emotions from its audience. In an environment of apparent openness, Celdrán questions the past, its promises, its people, its political campaigns, and its decisions. He revives a controversial time for the Cuban people and awakens them to the possibilities of the present.

In the words of Director, Carlos Celdran:

10 Million is a weaving of narratives, dialogues, and monologues, where we attempt the riskiest of endeavors in Theater: baring the self in order to connect with others, with everyone. Its writing desperately seeks, through the different voices it articulates, to know what we used to be (as Cubans), what materials were used to make this mix that sustains us.

10 Million is an interpretation of the past, of its darkness, of the uncertain and incongruent past; of those that we once were and no longer understand; the many others that we used to be and later buried in order to survive.  Every day we reinvent our biographies and forget the prior ones in a collective amnesia that looks at the present without any links to what we thought previously. One could attempt to define 10 Million as a story about forgetting, about the wasted memory of what we once were.

10 Million could be any of these things but, above all, it is the tapestry that the actors have created from what was written as barely a budding exercise.  They, through their passion, have awakened that past and have lived it and remembered it once again. They’ve made it possible for there to exist, at least in the theater, a present inhabited by all pasts.

In addition to the performances, Argos Teatro will provide a theater workshop for the students at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus.  

What: 10 Million by Argos Teatro, Cuban Theater Company

When: March 24 & 25, 2017– 8:30 p.m. and March 26 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: On.Stage Black. Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

General Admission: $30 Adults | $25 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited).

Tickets:

Phone:    Copperbridge Foundation (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 & 111. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Online:    Ticketmaster LINK

Pick Up:  Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office - 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Copperbridge Foundation - 373 NE 125 St. North Miami, FL 33161. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 &111

More Information: Copperbridge Foundation (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 & 111

About Argos Teatro

Argos Teatro was founded in 1996 by director Carlos Celdrán, one of Cuba’s premier directors, as a permanent laboratory for actors in search of a common language. The mixture of techniques and methodologies, always with the actor in the foreground, has allowed Argos Theater to have a seal recognizable by the public and critics alike.

About Carlos Celdrán

Carlos Celdrán, Cuban Theater Director, has received 17 Critics’ Awards in Cuba, eight National Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC) Awards, and various awards at the National Theater Festival of Camagüey, Cuba. He is the President of the Cuban International Institute of Theater and a member of its executive committee.  Celdrán graduated with Honors at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) with a major in Theater/ Drama.  He has taught at ISA for more than 15 years, at the Alicia Alonso Superior Institute of Dance, and at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid.

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This engagement of 10 Million by Argos Teatro is made possible through the collaboration between Copperbridge Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote cultural and educational exchange through the medium of artistic expression, and FUNDarte, a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts.

This event is part of Global Cuba Fest 2017 which is sponsored by the Miami Dade County Auditorium, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, with the support of Miami Light Project, University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Cuban Theater Digital Archive; FIU’s Cuban Research Institute, Centro Cultural de España en Miami. Xael Charters, WDNA, WLRN, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Art Guide, Glassworks Multimedia, Generacion Asere, and Romaldesign, Brown.co, Ambar Díaz, P.A., and Gypsy Travel Service.

This event is presented in association with the Miami Dade County Auditorium and the support of University of Miami, Julia, Brown, Ambar Díaz P.A.

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Copperbridge Foundation

Copperbridge Foundation (CBF) (www.copperbridge.org) is a Miami-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote cultural and educational exchange through the medium of artistic expression.

The foundation was formed to serve the public by building a cultural ‘bridge’ using art to unite people of different backgrounds, religions, and beliefs. CBF creates platforms for people to exhibit and interpret art from a broad range of Caribbean, African, North and South American cultures with a special emphasis on Cuba. Visit our website, www.copperbridge.org, for more information about our exciting and diverse live programming.

FUNDarte

FUNDarte (www.fundarte.us) FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Miami-Dade County Auditorium opened its doors in 1951. It has a splendid history as one of South Florida’s premiere performing arts center. Over the years it has hosted countless numbers of operas, symphonies, theatre presentations, ballets, concerts, lectures, presidential candidates, graduations, naturalization services and a host of other programs of great community interest. This popular multipurpose theatre features Art Deco Revival décor. Recently renovated, this state of the art facility has for decades served as the center for showcasing the diversity of our cultural life and celebrating the Hispanic arts community. The operation of Miami-Dade County Auditorium was transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs in January 2012; the Department has a track record and reputation for innovation and artistic excellence. The Auditorium is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (www.miamidadearts.org), with funding support from the office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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– High-resolution images are available upon request –

– Director Carlos Celdrán is available for press and media interviews –

Press Contact:

Joelle Orr & Lauren Cleto | info@copperbridge.org | +1 (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 & 111| www.copperbridge.org

Estreno en EEUU de la obra 10 Millones por Argos Teatro

March 1st, 2017 – Copperbridge Foundation and FUNDarte, in association with Miami-Dade County Auditorium, present 10 Million by the Cuban Theater Company, Argos Teatro, at the On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135).

There will be three performances on Friday, March 24th at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 26th at 5:00 p.m.  Performed in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.

Written and directed by Carlos Celdrán (Winner of the Cuban National Theater Award 2016), 10 Million is a portrayal of a generation, an autobiographical presentation of the controversial history of Cuba during the 1970’s and 80’s. From an unbiased standpoint, the director shares his own life experience as a young boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution.

10 Million, awarded the Cuban Critic Award 2017, was conceived as a personal diary and took almost a decade to develop into a stage production.  Finally, in 2016, not long after Cuba and the United States reestablished diplomatic relations, Argos Teatro premiered 10 Million in Havana. The performance unleashes dormant emotions from its audience. In an environment of apparent openness, Celdrán questions the past, its promises, its people, its political campaigns, and its decisions. He revives a controversial time for the Cuban people and awakens them to the possibilities of the present.

In the words of Director, Carlos Celdran:

10 Million is a weaving of narratives, dialogues, and monologues, where we attempt the riskiest of endeavors in Theater: baring the self in order to connect with others, with everyone. Its writing desperately seeks, through the different voices it articulates, to know what we used to be (as Cubans), what materials were used to make this mix that sustains us.

10 Million is an interpretation of the past, of its darkness, of the uncertain and incongruent past; of those that we once were and no longer understand; the many others that we used to be and later buried in order to survive.  Every day we reinvent our biographies and forget the prior ones in a collective amnesia that looks at the present without any links to what we thought previously. One could attempt to define 10 Million as a story about forgetting, about the wasted memory of what we once were.

10 Million could be any of these things but, above all, it is the tapestry that the actors have created from what was written as barely a budding exercise.  They, through their passion, have awakened that past and have lived it and remembered it once again. They’ve made it possible for there to exist, at least in the theater, a present inhabited by all pasts.

In addition to the performances, Argos Teatro will provide a theater workshop for the students at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus.  

What: 10 Million by Argos Teatro, Cuban Theater Company

When: March 24 & 25, 2017– 8:30 p.m. and March 26 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: On.Stage Black. Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

General Admission: $30 Adults | $25 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited).

Tickets:

Phone:    Copperbridge Foundation (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 &111,

                          Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Online:    Ticketmaster LINK

Pick Up:  Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office - 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

                          Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                     Copperbridge Foundation - 373 NE 125 St. North Miami, FL 33161

                                     Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 &111,

More Information: Copperbridge Foundation (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 & 111
About Argos Teatro

Argos Teatro was founded in 1996 by director Carlos Celdrán, one of Cuba’s premier directors, as a permanent laboratory for actors in search of a common language. The mixture of techniques and methodologies, always with the actor in the foreground, has allowed Argos Theater to have a seal recognizable by the public and critics alike.

About Carlos Celdrán

Carlos Celdrán, Cuban Theater Director, has received 17 Critics’ Awards in Cuba, eight National Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC) Awards, and various awards at the National Theater Festival of Camagüey, Cuba. He is the President of the Cuban International Institute of Theater and a member of its executive committee.  Celdrán graduated with Honors at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) with a major in Theater/ Drama.  He has taught at ISA for more than 15 years, at the Alicia Alonso Superior Institute of Dance, and at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid.

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This engagement of 10 Million by Argos Teatro is made possible through the collaboration between Copperbridge Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote cultural and educational exchange through the medium of artistic expression, and FUNDarte, a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts.

This event is part of Global Cuba Fest 2017 which are sponsored by the Miami Dade County Auditorium, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, with the support of Miami Light Project, University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Cuban Theater Digital Archive; FIU’s Cuban Research Institute, Centro Cultural de España en Miami. Xael Charters, WDNA, WLRN, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Art Guide, Glassworks Multimedia, Generacion Asere, and Romaldesign,

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Copperbridge Foundation

Copperbridge Foundation (CBF) (www.copperbridge.org) is a Miami-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote cultural and educational exchange through the medium of artistic expression.

The foundation was formed to serve the public by building a cultural ‘bridge’ using art to unite people of different backgrounds, religions, and beliefs. CBF creates platforms for people to exhibit and interpret art from a broad range of Caribbean, African, North and South American cultures with a special emphasis on Cuba. Visit our website, www.copperbridge.org, for more information about our exciting and diverse live programming.

FUNDarte

FUNDarte (www.fundarte.us) FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Miami-Dade County Auditorium opened its doors in 1951. It has a splendid history as one of South Florida’s premiere performing arts center. Over the years it has hosted countless numbers of operas, symphonies, theatre presentations, ballets, concerts, lectures, presidential candidates, graduations, naturalization services and a host of other programs of great community interest. This popular multipurpose theatre features Art Deco Revival décor. Recently renovated, this state of the art facility has for decades served as the center for showcasing the diversity of our cultural life and celebrating the Hispanic arts community. The operation of Miami-Dade County Auditorium was transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs in January 2012; the Department has a track record and reputation for innovation and artistic excellence. The Auditorium is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (www.miamidadearts.org), with funding support from the office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Premiere de 10 Millones por Argos Teatro (Cuba) en los Estados Unidos

Copperbridge Foundation y FUNDarte, en asociación con el Miami-Dade County Auditorium, presentan 10 Millones por la compañía cubana, Argos Teatro, en el On.Stage Black.Box Theater en el Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135). La compañía realizará tres funciones iniciando el viernes, 24 de marzo y el sábado, 25 de marzo a las 8:30 p.m. y el domingo, 26 de marzo a las 5:00 p.m. La obra será actuada en español con supertítulos en inglés.

Escrito y dirigido por Carlos Celdrán, 10 Millones es el retrato de una generación; una presentación autobiográfica de la controversial historia de Cuba durante la década del 70 y 80. Desde la imparcialidad, el director comparte su experiencia de vida como un joven que crece bajo las tumultuosas consecuencias de la revolución cubana.

La historia inició como un diario personal y su desarrollo como obra teatral tomó casi una década. Finalmente, en mayo de 2016, Argos Teatro estrenó 10 Millones en La Habana en una Cuba que reanudaba relaciones diplomáticas con los Estados Unidos. Las presentaciones desencadenaron emociones dormidas en la audiencia. Celdrán cuestionaba a través de la obra, el pasado, las promesas, los individuos, las campañas políticas, las decisiones, en un ambiente de apertura relativa,  reviviendo la tensión para mostrar las oportunidades del presente.

Palabras del director.

“10 millones fue un texto escrito en distintos momentos a través de los años. Nació como diario personal hasta llegar a ser lo que es ahora, un material para la escena, un tejido de narraciones, diálogos, monólogos, donde se intenta lo más arriesgado en el teatro: partir de uno mismo para hablar a otros, a todos. Su escritura busca desesperadamente, a través de las distintas voces que articula, saber qué fuimos, de qué materiales está hecha la mezcla que nos sostiene.  

10 millones es una interpretación del pasado, de su oscuridad, de lo incierto e incongruente del pasado. De aquellos que fuimos y que ya no entendemos. Los otros muchos que éramos y que luego enterramos para sobrevivir. Cada día reinventamos nuestras biografías y olvidamos la anterior en una amnesia colectiva que mira el presente sin vínculos con aquello que pensábamos antes.  Podría intentar definir 10 millones como un relato sobre el olvido, sobre la memoria desperdiciada de lo que fuimos.

10 millones podrá ser todas estas cosas pero sobre todo es el tejido que los actores han hecho de lo que fue escrito apenas como un ejercicio balbuceante. Ellos, con su pasión, han levantado ese pasado y lo han vuelto a vivir y a pensar. Han hecho posible que exista, al menos en el teatro, un presente donde habitan todos los pasados”.

Además de las tres presentaciones, Argos Teatro ofrecerá un taller de actuación para estudiantes del Miami Dade College Kendall Campus.  

Qué: 10 Millones por Cuban theater company, Argos Teatro

Cuándo: March 24 & 25, 2017– 8:30 p.m. and March 26 - 5:00 p.m.

Dónde: On.Stage Black. Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Admisión: $30 Adultos | $25 Adulto mayor y estudiantes con identificación (Limitado).

Tickets:

Teléfono:       Copperbridge Foundation (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 &111. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Online:Ticketmaster LINK;  Teatro:Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office - 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. Copperbridge Foundation - 373 NE 125 St. North Miami, FL 33161. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Información adicional: Copperbridge Foundation (305) 891-8293 ext. 105 & 111

Sobre Argos Teatro:

Grupo de teatro fundado por el director Carlos Celdrán en 1996. Con Argos Teatro, Carlos Celdrán ha establecido un laboratorio permanente para actores en la búsqueda de un lenguaje común. La mezcla de técnicas y metodologías, siempre con el actor en primer plano, ha permitido que nuestro teatro tenga un sello reconocible por el público y la crítica.

Sobre Carlos Celdrán:

Carlos Celdrán es un director de teatro cubano, graduado con honores en la especialidad de Teatrología y Dramaturgia del Instituto Superior de Arte Cuba. Celdrán, ganador del Premio Nacional de Teatro cubano 2016, por su trayectoria artística.ha sido profesor del Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba durante más de 15 años, y del Instituto Superior de Danza Alicia Alonso, de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, España. Celdrán ha recibido dieciocho Premios de la Crítica, ocho Premios Caricato de la Asociación de Artistas Escénicos de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, dos Grandes Premios de puesta en escena en el Festival Nacional de Teatro de Camagüey. Carlos Celdrán es Presidente del Instituto Internacional de Teatro (ITI) de Cuba y miembro del Comité Ejecutivo del organismo central de dicha institución.

La presentación de 10 Millones por Argos Teatro ha sido posible gracias a la colaboración entre Copperbridge Foundation, organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a promover el intercambio cultural y educativo a través de las manifestaciones artísticas,  y FUNDarte, organización no lucrativa, multidisciplinaria, dedicada a la presentación, producción y promoción de música, teatro, danza, cine y artes visuales.

Este evento es parte de Global Cuba Fest 2017, financiado por el Miami Dade County Auditorium, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, el Cultural Affairs Council, el Alcalde y el Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs y Florida Council on Arts and Culture, y cuenta con el apoyo de Miami Light Project, University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Cuban Theater Digital Archive; FIU’s Cuban Research Institute, Centro Cultural de España en Miami. Xael Charters, WDNA, WLRN, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Art Guide, Glassworks Multimedia, Generacion Asere, Romaldesign, Brown. Co, Ambar Díaz, P.A. and Gypsy Travel Service.

Copperbridge Foundation (CBF) (www.copperbridge.org), con sede en Miami, es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a promover el intercambio cultural y educativo a través de las manifestaciones artísticas. La fundación tiene el fin de servir al público mediante la construcción de un puente cultural que utiliza el arte para unir a personas de diferentes orígenes, religiones y creencias. CBF ofrece plataformas para la exhibición e interpretación del arte a partir de una amplia gama de culturas que incluye el Caribe, África, Norte y Sudamérica, con un énfasis especial en Cuba. 

FUNDarte (www.fundarte.us) FUNDarte es una organización no lucrativa, multidisciplinaria, dedicada a la presentación, producción y promoción de música, teatro, danza, cine y artes visuales que hablan de la diversidad cultural de Miami, con énfasis en las artes y cultura de Latinoamérica, el Caribe y España.  FUNDarte trabaja particularmente para nutrir y elevar a los artistas emergentes y aquellos poco conocidos por el público del Sur de la Florida; para facilitar intercambios interculturales a nivel internacional; y proporcionar oportunidades educativas para que las audiencias y los artistas locales  amplíen sus perspectivas creativas, críticas y sociales.

Para mayor información visite (www.copperbridge.org)

Miami-Dade County Auditorium abrió sus puertas en el año 1951 y tiene una espléndida historia como uno de los primeros centros de artes escénicas en el sur de la Florida. A través de los años ha acogido a un número incontable de óperas, sinfonías, presentaciones de teatro, ballets, conciertos, conferencias, candidatos presidenciales, graduaciones, servicios de naturalización y una serie de programas de gran interés para la comunidad. Este popular teatro de uso  múltiple, cuenta con una decoración Art Deco y fue renovado recientemente, desde hace décadas ha servido como el centro para la exhibición de la diversidad de nuestra vida cultural y la celebración en la comunidad de las artes hispanas. La operación del Miami-Dade County Auditorium fue transferida al Departamento de Asuntos Culturales en enero del 2012; Departamento que tiene una gran trayectoria y reputación para la innovación y la excelencia artística. El auditorio es manejado por el Departamento del Condado de Miami-Dade de Asuntos Culturales (www.miamidadearts.org), con el apoyo financiero de la oficina del Alcalde del Condado de Miami-Dade y la Junta de Comisionados del Condado.

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