Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
The Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera brings to New York her immersive dance theater work Dining Alone. Set to music including live performances by a pianist and opera singer, a series of sureal scenes unfolds drawing from the drama associated with food. An exploration of age, fragility, and isolation, Dining Alone amplifies the bittersweet, private moments of the dining experience with wit and sincerity.
Dining Alone is performed by Octavio Campos, Ivonne Batanero, Leah Verier Dunn, Liony Garcia, Fernando Landeros, Katie Stirman, Raymond Storms, and Melissa Toogood. Lighting design is by David Ferri.
Dining Alone was commissioned by American Dance Festival and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Additional commission support for Dining Alone was provided by Miami Light Project and Funding Arts Network. Dining Alone premiered in 2011 at American Dance Festival in Durham, NC.
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Rosie Herrera is a graduate of New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has been commissioned by The Miami Light Project, Adrienne Arsht Center, and American Dance Festival. As a rehearsal director, co-choreographer, and performer, Herrera was in residence at the Chat Noir Cabaret in Miami Beach with the interdisciplinary performance ensemble Circ X.
In 2009 she was in residence at the American Dance Festival (ADF) recreating her work Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret on ADF dancers. Subsequently, her company was presented at the festival in 2010 and 2011 where she premiered the ADF/Arsht-commissioned works Pity Party and Dining Alone.
Herrera is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano. She performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble, and choreographs and stages operas throughout Miami. She has collaborated on productions with The South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, New World School of the Arts, Zoetic Stage, and with theater artist Rudi Goblen, as well as filmmakers Adam Reign and Lucas Leyva. Herrera is a 2010 MANCC choreographic fellow and a 2011 Miami Dance Fellow.