Polar Bear Fever by Antonio Salinas
A New Beginning for Climate Arts in Miami
FUNDarte and Earth Learning in collaboration with Miami Dade County Auditorium
Polar Bear Fever (La Fiebre del Oso Polar)
by Antonio Salinas
( in Spanish with English Subtitles )
On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium
April 10th, 2015 / 8:30 P.M.
Polar Bear Fever (La Fiebre del Oso Polar) is a one-man performance written by Antonio Salinas that incorporates dance, song, theater and video elements. Characteristic of Salinas’ solo work, this multi-disciplinary piece is his latest creation, and focuses on the actions of human beings and their consequences for humans’ own well being. Besides the charged and elegant choreography, there are spare and striking visual elements, and poetic narrative text and song. The piece explores the connection between humans and other live beings—vegatable and animal—with whom we share the planet, and tries to understand why, in spite of our genetic similarities, there is such a vast difference between the way that we behave, and the behavior of the nature that surrounds us.
Antonio Salinas is a Mexican dancer, choreographer and stage actor. He has studied and collaborated with Mexican and international artists, toured his solo work extensively, and has taught in a number of universities at home and abroad. He has collaborated as an actor, choreographer, dancer, interviewer, and playwright in various Mexican and international projects and organizations, and has authored a series of one-person shows which have been presented in festivals in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil,Germany, Spain and India. He is well known for his humorous and visceral choreo-narratives that are so well embodied in his solo performance work. He has won awards such as the San Luís 2006 Award for best play, Best Dancer at the XXVI Lila López International Festival of Dance, Best Monologue Actor by AMCT in 2005, and he was named one of the most important choreographers and one of the best dancers of Mexico by the Zona de Danza ballet studio and art center in 1999.