01 Sep CLIMAKAZE MIAMI 2018
Las Áñez in Concert and The Mermaid Tear Factory featured in
Earth Day Weekend Spectacles that Inspire and Unite Climate Arts Community
Produced by FUNDarte in collaboration with the Miami Dade County Auditorium and Siren arts, Climakaze Miami will host three diverse days of free activities on April 20th, 21st and 22nd at Miami Beach Botanical Garden and an evening with Las Áñez in concert with a short film screening of Zenú by Claudio Marcotulli on April 21st at the On.Stage Black.Box at The Miami Dade County Auditorium.
In partnership with Miami Dade County Auditorium this year’s Climakaze Miami will feature the U.S. premiere of Las Áñez from Colombia, a techno-virtuosa sound reckoning of ancestral and futuristic Latin American themes. Las Áñez’s combination of folklore and contemporary music has captivated and beguiled audiences across South America and Europe. On stage, these twin sisters bewitch listeners with their resonant medium, creating a hypnotic sound ritual. Unique percussion accompanies the natural and versatile style of this minimalist vocal duet from Colombia with traditional instruments, keyboard, and a loop station.
Ticketed Events at On.Stage Black Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium
What: Las Áñez in Concert, and Short Film Screening of Zenú by Claudio Marcotulli
When: Saturday, April 21st, 8PM Where: On.Stage Black.Box Theater at The Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135) Cost: General Admission: $25 Adults | $20 Seniors and Students with ID. A limited number of $5 performance tickets will be available for students ages 13-22 through: www.cultureshockmiami.com.
Tickets: Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789
Free events at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden (MBBG)
(2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139)
Friday, April 20 / 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. — The Mermaid Tear Factory performance by Elizabeth Doud and Eco-Artist Talk, yoga and more
Saturday, April 21 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon
Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Dear Climate” Creative Writing Intensive
Sunday, April 22 / 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – The Mermaid Tear Factory performance
by Elizabeth Doud (along Lincoln Road)
Workshops and activities in Miami Beach are free of charge. Space limited and participants must register for excursion and creative writing intensive at www.climakazemiami.org. More information: (786) 348-0789 and (305) 519-6877
Climakaze Miami is cultural meeting point for community to consider issues of climate change through the arts. In its 4th year, we invite you to spend Earth Day Weekend immersed in activities with provocative artists to become inspired and energized towards climate action in 2018 and beyond!
2018 promises to be the hottest year on record, and FUNDarte believes culture’s role in progressive climate action is inevitable, and can be networked more deeply to expand partnerships and engage citizenry in meaningful ways. To address this issue, we founded Climakaze Miami to honor artists and thinkers making work at the intersection of culture and climate.
For a full event schedule and artist bios, go to: https://www.climakazemiami.org/climakaze-2018/
Saturday evening will kick off with short film screening of Zenú by Claudio Marcotulli (20 minutes), featuring appearances by a crowd of celebrated Miami artists. Filmed in large part from a canoe on and along Miami’s Little River, Zenú takes viewers on an artist’s surreal journey to find his muse in a world of interrupted wilderness and shamanic dreams. This compact magical realist film is filled with lush ritual and ludicrous performance, which stir up surprising human-nature relationships and uncork anxieties about creative destinies. (Both film and concert on April 21st at 8:00 p.m. at On.Stage Black Box at The Miami Dade County Auditorium)
In conjunction with Siren Arts, Climakaze Miami heads to Miami Beach with performances of Elizabeth Doud’s The Mermaid Tear Factory, followed by an Eco-Arts Gathering; a Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon and the “Dear Climate” creative writing intensive taking place over the weekend at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and on bikeways and beaches.
Created and performed, and debuted by Elizabeth Doud in Bahia, Brazil, and directed by Giovanni Luquini, The Mermaid Tear Factory is a mobile mermaid sea garbage performance and exploration of the mermaid myth, and how the goddesses of the sea are confronting our hedonistic and pathological single use plastics consumption. From atop a trashy throne pulled by a bicycle, a contemporary mermaid, protests pollution, teaches diction, dances and conquers the hearts of humans, while selling them a magic potion: her tears. Performed on Friday, April 20 / 6:30 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Sunday, April 22 / 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. along Lincoln Rd.
The Friday evening performance of The Mermaid Tear Factory is included at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s Earth Day celebration. Activities feature energizing yoga and meditation, and exhibitions by eco-artists Matt Stock of Abandoned Everglades, and Colin Foord of Coral Morphologic. Community gathering includes timely information from local environmental activists, and the unveiling of MBBG’s new Pine Rockland garden addition. Refreshments and food available. On Friday, April 20 / Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Free and open to the public.
Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon: This unique excursion immerses participants in some of Miami Beach’s best assets: City Bikes, dancing and the ocean! We begin a bike journey at the Jackie Gleason Theater, then head through south beach, and circle back north to Indian Beach Park at 42nd and Collins Ave. where we will have a group dance on the beach lead by dancer and choreographer Michelle Murray with live drumming. Following the dance, a swim leader will invite the group for an ocean swim. Total triathlon time is 90 minutes and approximately eight miles of bike riding. On Saturday, April 21 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please see event registration for departure location. Free RSVP.
“Dear Climate” Creative Writing Intensive: Originally conceived by Una Chaudhuri and collaborators at NYU’s Tisch School, the Dear Climate project is a provocative written and graphic conversation with our planet’s climate. Climakaze Miami is embracing their dialogic effort by hosting creative writing intensives that generate conversations and writing from Miami to our biosphere. This writing intensive is lead by Elizabeth Doud and Neil de la Flor, and open to artists and all climate-concerned folks free of charge in and around the grounds of the garden. On Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden (free with registration required).
Support for Climakaze Miami comes in part from the Miami Dade County Auditorium; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; The City of Miami Beach; The Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Culture Shock Miami; University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund; Centro Cultural de España en Miami; Pamela’s Restaurant; Generación Asere; The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald; MiamiArtZine; MAG; WDNA and Romaldesign.
The “Dear Climate” Creative Writing Workshops, Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon and Eco-Artist talk are produced by Siren Arts with project funding from the Community Grants Program of Miami Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and in co-production with Climakaze Miami and FUNDarte, Inc. Featured sponsors for this workshop are the Dear Climate Project (www.dearclimate.net) and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures, with a special emphasis on artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Climakaze Miami is a forward thinking initiative of FUNDarte, which tackles climate denial using live performance and interactive learning.