April 20, 21 & 22    Climakaze Miami 2018  features a concert with Colombia's bewitching   Las Áñez  , the roving mermaid garbage spectacle   The Mermaid Tear Factory   by Elizabeth Doud from Bahia, Brazil, and the Miami-made short film   Zenú   by Claudio Marcotulli.  We are co-sponsoring a free  "Dear Climate"  creative writing intensive with Siren Arts, an eco-arts gathering and the B ike-Dance-Swim excursion  with choreographer and dance educator Michelle Grant Murray on Miami Beach.

April 20, 21 & 22

Climakaze Miami 2018 features a concert with Colombia's bewitching Las Áñez, the roving mermaid garbage spectacle The Mermaid Tear Factory by Elizabeth Doud from Bahia, Brazil, and the Miami-made short film Zenú by Claudio Marcotulli.  We are co-sponsoring a free "Dear Climate" creative writing intensive with Siren Arts, an eco-arts gathering and the Bike-Dance-Swim excursion with choreographer and dance educator Michelle Grant Murray on Miami Beach.

PERFORMANCES and activities at a glance:

  • Friday, April 20 / 5:30-9:00 p.m.— The Mermaid Tear Factory  performance and Earth Day Eco-Arts Gathering (MBBG)
  • Saturday, April 21 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Bike-Dance-Swim "Triathlon" featuring dance leader Michelle Murray (Miami Beach) - Registration HERE  
  • Saturday, April 21/ 8:30 p.m. – Las Áñez in Concert and Film Screening of ZENÚ by Claudio Marcotulli (Miami Dade County Auditorium) - Tickets HERE
  • Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - "Dear Climate" Creative Writing Lab (Miami Beach Botanical Garden) - Registration HERE
  • Sunday, April 22 / 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – The Mermaid Tear Factory performance (along Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach)

PROGRAM DETAILS:

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Performance and Earth Day Eco-Arts Gathering, 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Created and performed Elizabeth Doud and directed by Giovanni Luquini, The Mermaid Tear Factory is a mobile mermaid sea garbage performance and exploration of the mermaid myth.  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.  

This performance is part of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden's Earth Day celebration.  Starting at 5:30 p.m., visitors can join a yoga class on the lawn, roam the gardens and also see the eco-artistry of Matt Stone and Colin Frood on exhibit.  Food and drinks available and event free and open to the public.  

Earth Day events on Friday at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139.  The Sunday performance of the Mermaid Tear Factory is along Lincoln Road on Miami Beach from 5-6:30 p.m.

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Las Áñez in Concert, 

SATURDAY, APRIL 21- 8:00 p.m.

Las Áñez’s (Bogotá, Colombia) combination of folklore and contemporary music has captivated and beguiled audiences from South America and Europe, and this evening marks their debut performance in North America.  On stage, Las Áñez fill every corner with their resonant medium, carrying listeners into a hypnotic and resounding ritual. The natural and versatile sound of this vocal duet is surprisingly minimalistic and bewitchingly joyous, and represents a sacred bond between ancestral traditions and the future of our world.

Miami Dade County Auditorium2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135

More about the artists HERE

Advance tickets HERE

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ZENÚ by Claudio Marcotulli, Saturday - 8 p.m.

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. This Miami-made short features appearances by a crowd of celebrated local artists. 

Miami-Dade County Auditorium.  Screening immediately precedes the Las Áñez concert and admission is included in evening 's ticket price.

More about the artist HERE

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Eco-Arts Bike-Dance-Swim Excursion, APRIL 21 - 9-11 a.m.

Co-sponsored by Siren Arts and FUNDarte as part of Climakaze Miami 2018, this unique eco-arts excursion immerses participants in some of Miami Beach’s best assets: Bike riding, dancing and ocean swimming!  Features group dances lead by dancer, choreographer and dance educator Michelle Grant Murray and swim leader Sgt. Reginald Murray, Retired Army Special Forces.   This unique, physically engaging journey through a green and culturally rich part of Miami Beach opens the body and heart to the joys of our unique ecology, in a culturally connected way.

Departs from South Beach.  Check registration info for exact location and reservations. 

For more information, contact 305.519.6877 or sirenjones350@gmail.com.

About our Dance Leader:  Michelle Grant-Murray is a dance educator, author, performer, choreographer wife, mother, and social activist.  she has presented work in Europe, South America, Asia, the Caribbean and the United States. Currently she is the Artistic Director of Olujimi Dance Theatre, the Miami Dade College's Jubilation Dance Ensemble.  She also the Coordinator of Dance at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, the author of Beyond the Surface: Inclusive American Dance History.

"dear climate" creative writing intensive

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"Dear Climate" Creative Writing Intensive, 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 - 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Siren Arts, and FUNDarte are co-sponsoring the "Dear Climate" creative writing intensives in and around the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.  For artists, dreamers, activists and all climate-concerned citizens.   Workshop leads participants through writing exercises to address our individual and collective musings about the climate and our future.

Free event, but RSVP required: Registration here.

2000 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

For more information, contact 305.519.6877 or sirenjones350@gmail.com.

More about Dear Climate Project HERE

 

Additional Info

All activities take place at the Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135), the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139), and along Lincoln Road.

Performance admission for Saturday, April 21:  $25 Adults | $20 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited). A limited number of $5 performance tickets will be available for students ages 13-22 through: www.cultureshockmiami.com.

Creative writing intensives, artist talks and Bike-dance-swim triathlon are free of charge.  

  • Creative Writing workshops requires pre-registration here.

  • Bike-Dance-Swim "Triathlon" requires pre-registration here.

Advance purchase 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.