Meet Isa Rodriguez, the Afro Cuban ballet dancer who overcame a stroke and paralysis to miraculously perform again and paint
Miami Dancer/Painter Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez was selected to paint the International Ballet Festival of Miami's 21st festival poster. On Saturday, September 24th art patrons, friends, family and supporters, will celebrate his artwork and miraculous health recovery, at a closing reception /fundraiser at Miami Hispanic Ballet and share with the community his next phase of painting and choreography.
Also known as Isa, the former leading dancer with Miami City Ballet and member of the Cuban National Ballet, has used painting as therapy to help him return to better health and perform again. Stricken by a brain aneurysm nearly four years ago, he was left speechless and paralyzed on his right side.The road to recovery included tedious physical and speech therapy. Despite the physical pain, he was determined to express himself, so he poured himself into painting when he could not dance. His colorful works of art will be on display during a VIP closing reception/fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale of his paintings will help Isa defray some of his medical costs.
Who: Isanusi Garcia Rodríguez, Painter and former leading dancer with Miami City Ballet and member of the Cuban National Ballet
What: Artist VIP Reception and Closing Exhibition
When: Saturday, September 24th 2016
Where: Miami Hispanic Ballet 111 SW 5th Ave. Miami, FL 33139
Time: 5:30PM- 7:30PM
Tickets: Available at Eventbrite