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About the Work

House Broken, by Miami-based choreographer and 2013 Princess Grace Award winner Rosie Herrera, sits at the crossroads of theater and dance and is inhabited by iconic misfits whose lifestyles and rituals have gone slightly askew but who still are hoping for a place in the sun. The piece premiered in February of 2014 and Steve Sucato called it “a laugh-out-loud dark comedy filled with sight gags and prop humor and tinged with the heartache of broken dreams and unfulfilled lives.”

Rosie Herrera is a Cuban-American choreographer based in Miami whose beautifully surreal work is captivating audiences and critics nationally and creating a place not only for herself in the national dance scene, but also for Miami.

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Credits

  • Choreography: Rosie Hererra
  • Assisted by: Liony Garcia
  • Music: Various artists
  • Lighting: Dennis Dugan
  • Costumes and Props: Kristine Davies
  • Scenic Props: Ian Petroni
  • Dancers: Felise Bagley, Lauren Garson, Annika Sheaff, Damien Highfield and Michael Marquez
  • Music notes in order of selection
    • “It’s Not Unusual” -Tom Jones
    • “So Happy Together” – The Turtles
    • “Little Boxes” – Pete Seeger
    • “She’s A Lady” – Tom Jones
    • “Sad Yong Men” – Roberta Flack
    • “L’Arena” – Ennio Morricone
    • Cranking and Old Lawmower – Million Dollar Sounds
    • Lawnmower – Dr. Sound Effects
  • House Broken sits at the crossroads of theater and dance and is inhabited by iconic misfits whose lifestyles and rituals have gone slightly askew but who still are hoping for a place in the sun. The piece premiered at the Breen Center in February of 2014.
  • House Broken was commissioned with the generous support of Chuck and Charlotte Fowler to GroundWorks NewWorks Fund, and with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Cleveland Foundation and the Kulas Foundation.