Intermission

The coronavirus pandemic may haved forced arts venues to shut down, but that doesn't mean South Florida artists have slowed down. We've found that many are staying connected with their audiences through social media and live-streaming events. Everywhere you look, local theater companies, playwrights, musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, spoken-word and visual artists are hosting such online happenings.

 

Simon Soong

When the coronavirus pandemic started shutting down live performances throughout South Florida, it also put the kibosh on some shows meant to celebrate milestones.

Dance NOW! Miami was getting ready to go on stage with its 20th anniversary season finale when the pandemic struck. 

Palm Beach Dramaworks

Think about the last time you saw a Broadway blockbuster in a theater. Chances are that musical or play began its life as a reading.

The Symphonia

When classical musicians are at home, do they go around dressed in their tuxedoes and evening gowns? Do they do nothing except practice their instruments 14 hours a day?

Nope and nope.

The rehearsals were a true illustration of the COVID-19-inspired motto "Alone Together."

Through Zoom videoconferencing, two Miami City Ballet dancers and two MCB student dancers — from their respective living rooms in South Florida — could follow the movements of choreographer Durante Verzola, who is sheltering in place at his Kansas City home.

Luis Hernandez

The coronavirus pandemic may haved forced arts venues to shut down, but that doesn't mean South Florida artists have slowed down.

We've found that many are staying connected with their audiences through social media and live-streaming events. Everywhere you look, local theater companies, playwrights, musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, spoken-word and visual artists are hosting such online happenings.

WLRN's new series called "Intermission" is covering how the arts in South Florida are trying to stay healthy throughout the crisis.