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Upcoming


Democratizing performance through the unexpected.
We are believers in the beauty of vulnerability and humanness.

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Upcoming


Democratizing performance through the unexpected.
We are believers in the beauty of vulnerability and humanness.

Upcoming Project

premiere of reprise
thursday, march 22 & friday, march 23, 2018
miami dade county auditorium
7:30 pm reception & open bar | 8:30 pm performance

REPRISE is the latest dance performance premiere by the Pioneer Winter Collective. REPRISE uses contemporary dance and physical theater to explore memory, marginalization, and queerness - how our lives intersect. Please note this performance will contain challenging themes and nudity. The Miami Herald said this about the Collective's last premiere: "Pioneer Winter’s work, what he supports, what he thinks about and the ideas he voices, speak to and for people [...] it was provocative in just the way you want performance to be provocative, making you think about something you hadn’t or feel for someone you hadn’t identified with before; startling, exposed, unnerving, unexpectedly loving."

Frank Campisano, Hector Machado, Niurca Márquez, Lize-Lotte Pitlo, June Romero, Katrina Weaver, Pioneer Winter

Frank Campisano, Hector Machado, Niurca Márquez, Lize-Lotte Pitlo, June Romero, Katrina Weaver, Pioneer Winter

Recent Projects

Artist Opportunities

The application for the second season of Grass Stains 2018 is now closed.
The submission portal was open September 4, 2017 until November 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

recent commissions

Solo of Alone Vignettes

Commissioned by the Harvey Milk Festival in Sarasota, FL.

Pioneer Winter
performed an evening of autobiographic solos and vignettes of his work, rooted in physical theatre, contemporary dance, and transmedia.

What critics have said about pioneer winter's solo work:

“Pioneer Winter’s SOLO is a raw, vulnerable performance piece that showcases his wit, sense of timing, and most importantly, his willingness to challenge himself and his audience. One of Miami’s most prolific dance artists, Winter consistently delivers thought-provoking explorations of gender and sexuality, among other human questions. This piece is no exception.” - Catherine Hollingsworth, Independent Dance Journalist

"Portraying himself, Winter delivers his text in a frank, sincere tone. He neither falls on his sword, nor does he hide from the audience […] Winter’s tap dancing skills transcend performance and create a rich metaphor […] Pioneer Winter’s charismatic presence and the show’s moments of clarity and humor make for an interesting performance." - Mia Leonin, Miami Herald

SOLO OF HEPHAESTUS

Commissioned by Tigertail Productions for Fire Gods in the Garden.

Pioneer Winter presented one of four short solos performed sequentially at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on a moonlight evening celebration in April 2017.  

Hephaestus (Greek) was the Olympian god of fire (son of Zeus and Hera), metalworking, stonemasonry, architecture and sculpture. He has been credited with crafting the armor worn by Achilles and the cursed necklace of Harmonia, as well as creating of Pandora - the first woman - at the command of Zeus. 

Pioneer Winter embodied the duality of Hephaestus, which he found most interesting: born from power, rejected by that power, and then regaining that power. Hephaestus' being flung from Olympus (either by Zeus for intervening with his behavior, or by his mother Hera for being disabled) into water and then reborn from water and coming to power, reaching omnipotence, through fire.

Image: Pioneer Winter in concept image for HEPHAESTUS / Photo credit: Ella Arie

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