Roarthon 2018



Roarthon, FIU’s Dance Marathon, is a year-long fundraising campaign ending in a 17-hour dance party that will begin Saturday April 14 at 5:00pm in FIU’s Wellness & Recreation Center. All the funds raised benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital right here in Miami. Over 300 students will participate in the 17-hour fundraiser that takes an entire year and a committee of 50 plus students to plan and activate. As of 2017, the FIU community has raised over 1 million dollars!

[CANCELED] Memory ADN/Memoria DNA – Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

Memory ADN/Memoria DNA
Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez


Memory ADN/Memoria DNA is an exploration of cultural memory and how it is passed down from one generation to the next. It is a voyage through the sayings, customs and stereotypes, at times filled with humor, at times nostalgic, that explores the idea of what is “Spanish” from the perspective of a particular group of Latino immigrants, namely Caribbean and coastal. It is a work of experimental flamenco that combines dance, theater and film and deconstructs the forms of flamenco music and dance. Join us for this compelling performance and fascinating experience.

Niurca Márquez is an artist/researcher with a wide range as a creator and performer in film, site-specific work and staged performance. Her work has been commissioned by and presented on various curatorial platforms in Europe and the U.S. She has worked tirelessly on presenting new works that examine notions of identity, cultural memory and ritual in flamenco within a contemporary framework, as well as, works that delve into the multiple layers of communication and understanding in the form. She continuously examines the many intersections of tradition and vanguard to create new languages and expressions embedded in flamenco but informed by contemporary practices in dance and theater: a reflection on the work’s historical placement and potential implications within a contemporary dance setting.

José Manuel Domínguez, performer, theater director and writer, is the artistic director of the Antiheroes Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2011. With the goal of fostering inclusion through the arts and education, the organization focuses on creating and presenting contemporary performing arts, along with a strong educational component which includes year-round workshops for individuals of all abilities.


José Luis de la Paz is a flamenco guitarist and co-founder of the Nu Flamenco Collaborative. He has performed throughout the world and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Premio Jóvenes Interpretes-Bienal de SevillaPremio Asociación de la Prensa-Huelva, and Cuarto Cabalesamong others. In 1995 he appeared in Felix Grande’s book Agenda Flamenca as one of the 20 best guitarists in Spain.

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain,
Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center,
African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and Coral Gables Museum

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please click here

For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa.

Capturing the Art and Spirit of Isadora Duncan

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Dianne Collins and Alan K. Collins Distinguished Speaker Series
Program in the Study of Spirituality


Capturing the Art and Spirit of Isadora Duncan
Lecture by Andrea Seidel, Florida International University

Thursday, April 7, 2016  | 7 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 140


Dr. Andrea Mantell Seidel is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Professor Emeritus of Dance at Florida International University. Drawing on her many years of experience directing the critically acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble,  Dr. Seidel will discuss the early 20th century dancer’s “Religion of the Body” and its profound contemporary relevance as a potent vehicle for fostering self-integration and humanistic ideals in an increasingly dehumanized, technological world. Rebelling against a pervasive mind/body dualism, Duncan forged a revolutionary spiritual philosophy inspired by Nietzsche and the ancient Greeks whereby the natural movement of the body connects us to the deepest source or “soul” of ourselves.

The interactive presentation will be followed by a book signing of Dr. Seidel’s newly released publication, “Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

3rd Annual International Game Night

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Join us for a night of FUN, GAMES, FOOD, MUSIC & LAUGHTER on Thursday, March 24th at 6PM in the Parkview Multipurpose Room in collaboration with the International Student Club, Asian Student Union, Saudi Students Club, African Student Organization, Venezuelan Student Alliance, and Bangladeshi Student Organization!





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FIU Roarthon : Welcomes “So you think you can Dance” Winner Gaby Diaz & Moises Parra as Guest Judges !


Help FIU ROARTHON raise money for The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on February 2, 2016! Come enjoy a night of Solo , Duet, and Group Performances by FIU Students.

The Season 12 WINNER of So You Think You Can Dance Gaby Diaz & Moises Parra will be Guest Judges for this event!





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