Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Festival of Classics Leaves a Lasting Artistic Impression at Oceanside Park — A Recap of the Spectacular Sixth Edition

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4 min readNov 15, 2023
Festival of Classics 2023 Performers
Caribbean Dance Finale Street Takeover /Hamlet goes Ham Art Prevails-Aviel del Rosario
Kornelius Simmons hip hop performance/Zest Collective Dancer Nayah Merisier
(l) Dream On original by Laurie Tanner (m) FIU Taming of the Shrew (r) Diary of Anne Frank -Marialexia Hernandez
(l) Melvin Huffangle as August Wilson in How I Learned What I learned, (m) Willie Shakes- Art Prevails David Hepburn (r) Warren Welds as Aaron the Moor from Titus Andronicus
(l) Tango Street Class by Maria Alejandra Jimenez (m) Original play Phantom Love by Harold Petion, (r) Before June original by Harold Petion

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The sixth edition of the eagerly awaited Festival of Classics, an innovative cultural extravaganza presented by Grace Arts Center, has successfully concluded, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s artistic landscape. The captivating celebration of classical and contemporary art featured a different cast each day November 4th and 5th from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the picturesque Oceanside Park, located at AIA and Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. A dance finale engaged audiences including parents and children to dance with all the performers along the sidewalks.

In collaboration with Fort Lauderdale’s LOOP, renowned as the ‘infinite experience for everyone under the sun,’ this year’s Festival of Classics unfolded as an unforgettable showcase of local talent, featuring free live theater performances on the stunning beach promenade. The event coincided with the Oceanside Park Farmer’s Marketplace, enhancing the overall experience for attendees who could enjoy both the artistic displays and shop for artisan foods and unique gifts.

Throughout the weekend, the Festival of Classics transformed the park into a stage for over ninety (90) talented artists over two days and regional theater companies. The program presented a mesmerizing series of dramatic scenes, dance performances, and musical interludes, all…



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