Climakaze Miami 2015 - April 10–12
Three days of conversations and shows? Are these people for real? Yes. We believe in the urgency and importance of this topic so much, that we want to dedicate enough time to weave community and deep communication around the ideas and perspectives of all participants, and really delve into what can move us to action. The event will be designed as a single process that builds from the start of Day 1 through the closing beach party on Day 3. We are therefore asking participants to give themselves the important luxury of participating in the full three days. So join us for an exciting journey of exploration, relationship building and lots of fun!
Friday, April 10th
Climakaze Dialogues – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. At MDCA (includes lunch)
Evening Performance and Opening – 8 p.m.
8-minute manifesto – Peter Kulchyski
Polar Bear Fever – Antonio Salinas
Saturday, April 11th
Climakaze Dialogues and Excursion to the Everglades
Everglades National Park: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Evening Performance – 8 p.m.
8-minute manifesto – Local Miami Artivist
Preparation for the Obsolesence of the Y Chromosome - Michelle Ellsworth
Sunday, April 12th
Climakaze Dialogues – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (at MDCA)
Picnic at Beach – 3-6 p.m.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES AND ARTISTS
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.
Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome attempts to prepare (both on a micro and macro level) for the end of men. Intended as a humorous look at the very real threat of species extinction on our planet, the work mourns and celebrates some of the eminent losses of our time. Simultaneously committed to conservation and archival efforts, Ellsworth works in the tradition of folklorist Alan Lomax. Using web technology, replacement apparatus (including a male gaze simulator), choreography (including reenactments of authentic man dances), and the latest data from the Whitehead Institute at MIT, this work investigates rumors about the implications of the Y Chromosome's reputed shrinkage. Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome was commissioned by MCA Denver's Feminism + Co, Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder County Arts Alliance, and EcoArts Connection.
Michelle Ellsworth is a dancer, choreographer, video maker, writer, cartoonist, and web designer. In her performances, Ellsworth combines dance with technology, humorously confronting issues such as biodiversity or problems with the shrinkage of the Y chromosome. Since 2007, she has created performable websites that exist as independent sites as well as live pieces. Ellsworth has performed at On the Boards, Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York. She has received commissions from DTW, DiverseWorks, Houston, National Performance Network, and the Miami-Dade College Department of Cultural Affairs.
Artist website: www.michelleellsworth.com
8 MINUTE MANIFESTOS
These expressions are varied takes on the idea of the ‘manifesto’. Limited to 8-minute bytes, each invited artist-participant will present their call to action, which will be interspersed within the weekend’s events as ‘bursts’ of feisty, poetic and diverse viewpoints.
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.
ABOUT EARTH LEARNING
Earth Learning is growing a life-sustaining culture in our home, the Greater Everglades bioregion, as well as seeding life-sustaining strategies in bioregions throughout North America. To be a catalyst in the transition toward a life-sustaining culture in the Greater Everglades Bioregion by: Creating Access to ecological movements as they unfold locally; Weaving Connection toward collective wisdom and a shared vision; Building Capacity via ecological learning experiences; and Growing Roots by inspiring and modeling local, eco-social ventures. We are part of a global movement that is transitioning us toward an ecologically sustainable world.
ABOUT THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM
Miami-Dade County Auditorium opened its doors in 1951. It has a splendid history as one of South Florida’s premier performing arts centers. This popular multipurpose theatre features Art Deco Revival décor. It offers two dynamic presentation styles: a 2,372-seat theater that can host major dance, theatre and music performances; and a 250-seat black box theatre in which both the audience and performers share the stage of the auditorium, adapted into an innovative studio theatre for more intimate - and often cutting-edge - shows. In January 2012, the operation of Miami-Dade County Auditorium was transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs, which hasa track record and reputation of innovation and artistic excellence. Project and organizational support for
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; Glassworks Multimedia, Romaldesign, The Miami Herald, and WDNA.