Words and moves open Book Fair

November 17, 2014 1:47 AM

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Words and moves open Book Fair

The improbable combination of dance and radio in Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host packed the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center Sunday evening, thanks mostly to the presence of radio personality Ira Glass, host of This American Life. "I was wondering why all these people were lined up for a modern dance show," joked Miami choreographer Rosie Herrera, in the audience. It had to have been the most unusual storytelling act ever showcased at the Miami Book Fair International.

But for all Glass’ famous charm and profundity, Three Acts would not have been as compelling or multi-layered without its two wonderful dancers, Monica Bill Barnes, the choreographer and director, and Anna Bass. Together, the trio has made a show that builds, comically and unexpectedly, into a tribu...

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