Leading Regional Cultural Organizations to Comprise the
Center’s Cultural Alliance
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center today announced the names of the 11 regional non-profit organizations that will form the Center’s resident companies. This Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. Each will offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and educational programming. The highly anticipated debut of the Center is thanks to the dedication of Pompano Beach’s visionary city leadership including Mayor Lamar Fisher, city commissioners and city staff. Season schedules, grand opening festivities and fundraising events will soon be announced on the website, www.ccpompano.org.
“We are thrilled that the opening of this stellar venue is almost at hand,” said Mayor Fisher. “The Cultural Center, and the sensational organizations that will comprise the resident companies, exemplify the incredible commitment our city has made to the arts. We are delighted that so many outstanding companies will call our Center, their home.”
The organizations that have been accepted as members of the Cultural Alliance, through the end of the 2018 season, include Arts Ballet Theatre, Brazilian Voices, Curtain Call Playhouse, Dance NOW! Miami, Florida Classical Ballet, Fushu Daiko, Outré Theatre Company, Rootz of Music, South Florida Chamber Ensemble, South Florida Jubilee Chorus and TheatreSouth.
“This is an outstanding amalgamation of talent,” said Alyona Ushe, President/CEO of the Cultural Arts Creatives (The Creatives), the organization hired by the city to program and manage the Center. “Our vision for the Center is to feature the best of the best of South Florida talent, and we are thrilled by the dazzling and diverse array of performing arts groups that will form the foundation of our first season.”
A panel of experts in various artistic disciplines selected the collective of 11 members. The Creatives will assist resident companies with marketing, development and the use of latest technology in the creation and presentation of the best regional work.
“Each organization on their own is a dynamic artistic force. Our goal is to give them a grand showcase to display their talents and to encourage them to collaborate and utilize each other’s expertise,” continued Ushe, who also is planning on commissioning a work that will feature all the Alliance members.
In addition to programming from Alliance members, Ushe has scheduled several signature series including Jazz and Blues programming which will also commence in May.
For more details please visit the Cultural Alliance page.
The Cultural Alliance
(left to right) Anele Manfredini, Brazilian Voices; Myrna Meeroff, South Florida Chamber Ensemble; Alyona Ushe, The Creatives; ??; Herman LeVern Jones, Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth; Linda Arnold, South Florida Jubilee Chorus; Skye Whitcomb, Outré Theatre Company; Kris Coffelt, Curtain Call Playhouse; Eugene and Felicia Grey, Rootz of Music; Susanna Mori, Florida Classical Ballet
* Missing from photo — Ben Miller, Fushu Daiko; Ruby Issaev, Arts Ballet Theater; Hannah Baumgarten, Dance Now! Miami