Birds of Paradise honors and celebrates the enduring nature of queer and marginalized people to shape themselves into something that is desirable, vulnerable, fierce and reborn. Through this world premiere, Miami-based choreographer Pioneer Winter continues their exploration of beauty and virtuosity outside the mainstream by creating a series of dance-based, queer solo portraits on the themes of agency, survival and transformation.
Birds of Paradise is iridescent and effortful. It is a provocative, immersive piece perched between fight and flight. Featuring film, installation and live dance performance, this new work is developed in collaboration with the performers, the White Elephant Group media company, sound artist Juraj Kojš and costume designer Chaplin Tyler.
Birds of Paradise was commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the MAP Fund. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge and Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ community foundation.
Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety
The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, this performance is seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.
*Tickets must be obtained for every member of your party regardless of age. There is a limit of 6 tickets per household. If this performance reaches capacity, there will be a virtual standby line. A virtual standby pass is not a ticket and does not guarantee admission. If seating becomes available, virtual standby line guests will be notified by the box office within 48-72 hours of performance.