Arts & Culture

Intelligent Systems

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INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS is a full-length multimedia opera composed and created by Carson Kievman, the Artistic Director of SoBe Institute of the Arts, a non-profit arts organization located in South Beach. This innovative work features a 15-piece ensemble performing in conjunction with projected, animated film images complemented with meticulous costume construction and mechanical stage and lighting effects.


Through this astonishing integration of sonic and visual images, the audience is taken through time and space on a quest to understand, and actually feel as though they are experiencing creation, natural catastrophe, social evolution, and the threat of self-destruction. The opera demonstrates the history of the universe as a series of natural catastrophes, while highlights man's evolution in nature and the possibility of the self-determined destruction of our natural world.

With its socially conscious storyline and innovative blend of artistic means, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS will not only add creativity to Miami's thriving arts community, but also bring in new audiences as SoBe Institute of the Arts objective is to provide professional arts performances for affordable ticket prices.

Who are you?

SoBe Institute of the Arts is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation, and accessibility of the arts through professional performance events and conservatory-level music and theater education.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS will not only increase Miami's creative momentum in its artistic and cultural landscape, but also engage local artists to expand their artistic palettes. The multimedia opera is expected to attract national visitors with its one-of-a-kind use of music, theater, and visual art alongside the exploration of critical issues of the day.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

The innovative blend of artistic means used in the multimedia opera, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, will contribute to the creative arts community in Miami by attracting new talent and audiences to the region, resulting in an economic boost for the city and its local businesses.

Miami's local community will also have a newfound access to the arts with the production's affordable ticket prices. Through the experience of this production, we hope to inspire students to participate in the arts.

Please give examples of your project's success.

SoBe Institute of the Arts recently produced the world premiere of "Fairy Tales: Songs of the Dandelion Woman", whose innovative multimedia approach received local and national praise and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in music. With funding from the Accelerator Grant, we can significantly enhance production values and include more outreach to engage new audiences.

Organization Name (or individuals name) SoBe Institute of the Arts



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