HOST by Pioneer Winter and Jared Phillip Sharon

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HOST by Pioneer Winter and Jared Phillip Sharon


(Dario Gonzalez, Photo by  TBA)


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2 Nights Only

HOST is an all-male physical theatre work that explores power, authority, control, isolation, and desire. Within these paths, the word ‘host’ emerges as both sexualized territory as well as a bodily struggle. ‘Host’ is layered in the queer community, where one word is weighted by both history and its digital presence – host of a dinner party, host of a game show, host to an orgy, host to a virus…


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(Jared Phillip Sharon, Photo by  TBA)


(Pioneer Winter ‘Top’Dario Gonzalez ‘Bottom’  Photo by  TBA)

Thursday, March 3 – 8:30 PM Showtime, 7:30 PM complimentary beer

Friday, March 4 – 8:30 PM Showtime, 7:30 PM complimentary beer

Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box

2901 W Flagler St, Miami, Florida 33135


HOST by Pioneer Winter and Jared Phillip Sharon

Pioneer Winter is a Miami-based choreographer, and director of the Pioneer Winter // Collective – invested in interdisciplinary collaboration, transmedia, physical theatre and contemporary dance. His Collective provides a platform for risk-taking, progressive, and experimental arts initiatives. He is co-director of RIFT Blackbox and the Miami Dance Studio, and was founding curator of transmedia performances for FilmGate Interactive. Through his Collective, Winter directs/produces several programs, including L.E.A.P. (Leaders of Equality through Arts and Performance), a creative communication program for LGBTQ-identifying teens and their allies that focuses on using the arts for activism and social change; and the Grass Stains fellowship, a site-specific performance initiative that mentors and commissions artists interested in creating site-based and public art work in Miami through a close collaboration with acclaimed site choreographer Stephan Koplowitz.


A Horatio Alger Scholar, he is an alumnus of the Florida International University Honors College, and holds a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology. Winter is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak, as the first artist to be named a Dennis R. Washington Achievement Scholar. He was awarded the 2014-2015 Miami Choreographic Fellowship, and is a fellow and faculty member in the FIU Honors College Department. Winter is on the vision committee for the building of the Pembroke Pines Performing Arts and Civic Center, as well as serving as a grants panelist for Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Community Grants. He was recently appointed director of Tigertail Production’s ScreenDance Miami festival for 2017.


Pioneer Winter has presented work in the International Fringe Arts Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, TEDxMIA at New World Symphony, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Perez Art Museum of Miami (formerly Miami Art Museum), Miami-Dade County Auditorium, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, WPBT2’s Art Loft and 10 Under 40, Tigertail Production’s ScreenDance Miami, Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture, Coral Gables Museum, Duncan Theater, Bass Museum of Art, Art Wynwood, Deering Estate at Cutler, American College Dance Festival, Art Live Fair, Frost Museum of Art, O Cinema, Florida Dance Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, FilmGate Interactive, and Triskelion Arts, NYC, among others. Upcoming commissions for 2016 include Karen Peterson and Dancers, Compositum Musicae Novae, and the Pembroke Pines Performing Arts and Civic Center.


Pioneer Winter studied with Edwin and Gaile Holland, followed by Miami City Ballet with further training by Michael Langlois, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA). He has been mentored by choreographers Christina Teague-Mann, Ana Sánchez-Colberg, Michael Kliën, Jüri Nael, and Octavio Campos, as well as intensive labs with Nora Chipaumire, Mario Zambrano, Alonzo King, Stephan Koplowitz, and Keith Hennessy. He has performed throughout the United States and toured in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain and Mexico City. He has danced for Dance Now! Miami, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Brazz Dance Theater, Aire Dance Company, Karen Peterson and Dancers, and Next Step Dance, among others. Continued professional development has included intensive choreographic and transmedia labs with The FIELD, MDC Live Arts, Creative Capital, and the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program.


12794386_10156536127375035_6147686628692701127_nPioneer Winter Collective projects have included support from the John and James L. Knight Foundation and Knight Arts Challenge, Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, The Miami Foundation, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, City of Miami Beach Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, Pérez Art Museum Miami (formerly Miami Art Museum), Miami Theater Center, Miami Light Project, and the National LGBTQ Task Force. Winter is the only choreographer to be accepted into the Cannonball Miami residency program for Miami-based artists. He has held residencies at Miami Dade College, Miami Theater Center’s SandBox, Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, and Jacksonville University. Pioneer Winter’s projects are uniquely Miami-made, and are part of a growing community of creative makers promoting a unique geosocial identity. There is a sense of portability in his work, as themes discussed maintain significance and identification within our current social climate


8277_10156536127290035_5546862991468293539_nJared Phillip Sharon, a Miami-based interdisciplinary and visual artist, studied at the University of Miami. Sharon focused on sculpture and installation, and earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. He has since expanded his practice to include performance and movement-based art, leading to the establishment of RIFT Blackbox Theater/Miami Dance Studio in Wynwood. Recent collaborations have led to exhibitions at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, Bass Museum of Art, Art Wynwood, and Miami-Dade County Auditorium, as well as film screenings at the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival and Inkub8.





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