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Panama City Symphony Orchestra has recently resumed live performances. Audiences were eager to return.
Grace Arts Center Street Art Regatta, a littoral fleet of foot set sail in Fort Lauderdale this past spring.
littoral (ˈlɪtərəl) adj 1. (Physical Geography) of or relating to the shore of a sea, lake, or ocean
Florida’s oldest musical organization, Friday Musicale was founded in 1890. They have been presenting free community concerts, awarding college scholarships and presenting arts education programming for 131 years!
Jacksonville Dance Theatre enraptures audiences, employs Floridians, and far far more. In this moving video, dancers contemplate “without JDT”.
Before there was Yardi Gras, there was Jacksonville Porchfest! Music makes neighbors of us all.
Florida Small Business, Bits & Pieces Puppet Theatre has entertained & educated Florida students for 49 years. Artist Owner, Jerry Bickel demonstrates the all new PPE theatre!
Tampa Repertory Theatre
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) launched a Miami-based project for local artists to showcase their talents. The project, titled SMDCAC Sessions, supports local artists in Miami financially, emotionally, and creatively during this difficult time. This virtual cabaret is an opportunity for the selected artists to showcase their talents and promote themselves to a larger audience.
Miami City Ballet is a globally renown Professional Ballet Company that also happens to be a Florida Small Business with over 50 dancers performing over 130 works. They also support a ballet school where learning dancers in the Miami-Dade community are coached by company dancers.
Winter Park Playhouse has been presenting musicals for 18 years. To stay engaged with patrons during the pandemic shut down, they created a musical retrospective called “on With the Show”. video editor: Megan Tsurumaki
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens was thrilled to re-open recently with the Robert Reedy: Revival exhibition. Their artist Q&A was conducted via Facebook. Founded in 1961, the museum holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek and is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 2000, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has been a dream come true. They are currently performing for socially distanced audiences in their parking lot on Orange Ave. See the WEDU/PBS documentary “This light of Mine: the making of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe”
Since its founding in 1973, Florida Studio Theatre has known the importance of the arts to the human soul. Before isolation was a thing we all had in common, FST has toured to isolated audiences in nursing homes, community centers, migrant camps and prisons.
FST produced its first week-long New Play Festival in 1983. Now they receive over 1000 plays from adults and more than 4000 plays from children annually.