Through The Lens with Jose Luis Martinez and Andres LaBrada 4/5/2014

Jose Luis Martinez and Andres LaBrada

Looking Thru the Lens

Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami

Special guests: Born in Brooklyn, New York, Andres LaBrada, after being handed a Nikon F SLR camera from his parents as a child, began a lifelong journey in the medium of photography and film. After mastering cinematography at the University of Miami’s Cosford cinematography and film studies, Andy went on to direct and produce productions featured at film festivals across the United States & United Kingdom. With his lifelong passion in Photography and years of working in the film medium, Mr. LaBrada now uses the techniques of film/video production in his photography collection.

Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Upon returning to Miami, Mr. Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Jose Luis also works to help shed light to human rights issues in Cuba.

You are all invited to see and listen how “through the lense” these artists bring reality into full view.

TATYANA 07/05/2009

Tatyana on Cubanarama

Tatyana’s performing career started in High School performing contemporary and Russian Gypsy dances, singing, and acting at school events. After high school she continued dancing by taking formal training in ballroom dance and studying Folkloric Russian dance on her own.

Her belly dance journey began with Tina Shokri in Belarus and continued in Minnesota studying with Toha, Kathy McCurdy, Dina, Fathiem, and Cassandra and performing locally at private parties, festivals, and restaurants. In 2006 she became part of Jawaahir Dance Company.  Now Tatyana performs with Jawaahir, continues her solo performances, and teaches classes at The Cassandra School of Belly Dance and community education programs.