Highlights from Climakaze Miami 2017

 

May 5-7, 2017

Mid-Stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Climakaze Miami 2017 featured the artistic expressions of two extraordinary women, Inez Barlatier and Moira Finucane, and  sponsored two free community eco-theater labs by the Superhero Clubhouse (NYC) that allowed participants from diverse backgrounds to experience theater making through a climate lens. 

FUNDarte's Climakaze Miami presented inspiring performance, AND conversations and workshops about the complex state of our world with old and new friends from Florida and elsewhere! 

 

PERFORMANCES

FRIDAY, MAY 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Moira Finucane (Australia)one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, hailed as ‘volcanic’ ‘exquisite' 'mesmerizing' by audiences & critics across 5 continents, creator of the world’s most awarded Provocative Variety, creates a transcendent emporium of Gothic dreams, birds of prey, soaring wings, rock'n'roll angels, apocalyptic fairy tales, soul-searing music and physical madness in this new work.  In its U.S. premiere, The Rapture is art vs. extinction, and is ignited by ancient tales of good and evil, of demons, gods, and angels; by taxonomy and science,  Its fuelled by Finucane's training in environmental science; by her decade's work as a gender-in-development specialist, and years spent in galleries, museums and with devotional arts around the world.

This performance contains some nudity.

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SATURDAY, MAY 6TH- 8:30 p.m.

Inez Barlatier (Miami, FL), a Miami-grown songstress, will share her original music from a new solo project entitled, “Claim Your Fame”, part of FUNDarte’s From the Barrio to the Mainstage commissioning Knight Arts Challenge grant.  Originally a founding member of Kazoots, and long-time member of Jan Sebon & Kazak International, Barlatier has performed extensively as a singer-songwriter, folkloric dancer, actress & hand drum percussionist/instructor.  She has now defined a powerful Roots sound that reflects her Haitian heritage and infuses African, Brazilian, and Caribbean influences in a strong contemporary flow, giving voice to a wholly unique representation of tropical folk.

 

ECO-THEATER LABS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MAY 6TH AND 7TH

Siren Arts, FIU and FUNDarte are sponsoring Superhero Clubhouse Eco-Theater Labs, which offer two days of eco-drama building laboratories for Florida artists, scientists, educators and climate concerned citizens.  Workshops happen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday, and are free of charge.  

RSVP required: Registration here.  Location TBA.

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

 

Additional Info

Performance admission:  $25 Adults| $40 Weekend Pass | $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

Eco-Theater Labs are free of charge, but participants must register 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.

 

 

More about the artists

INEZ BARLATIER

Miami native, Inez Barlatier, is a multifaceted artist of Haitian descent. Since the age of 12, Inez has performed as a singer-songwriter, folkloric dancer, actress & hand drum percussionist/instructor. International performances include: United States, Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Cuba.
 
"The Face Of Miami People 2016" (Miami New Times) featured Inez, acknowledging her work with performing acts: Kazoots, Jan Sebon & Kazak International, FUNDarte & Venus Rising - Women's Drum & Dance Ensemble.  Check out Inez's interview here.

"Claim Your Fame"  is her latest project about embracing one's history and heritage, which is a common theme in her lyrics. Taking inspiration from the African diaspora, Inez's music is rhythmically driven; coloring her mezzo-soprano range with ancestral-like bellowing which spiritually moves many to tears.

Artist website:  www.InezBarlatier.weebly.com 

MOIRA FINUCANE

Moira Finucane, one of the world's greatest performance chameleons, hailed as "transcendent" by audiences across 5 continents and described by critics as "exquisite", "the volcanic physical presence", "mesmerising", and in Australia as a “national treasure”, creates a transcendent solo world ; a performance visitation from lands only glimpsed in dreams.

ABOUT FINUCANE & SMITH 

The Australian art-house of Finucane & Smith Unlimited has become internationally famous for Exquisite Theatrical Spectacles that hijack cabaret & high art, burlesque & drama, dance & the literary, circus & sideshow; engage unique & extraordinary artists; smash boundaries between high & low art, populist & exclusive, outsider & heritage, to meld indelible visions of humanity.

From Provocative Variety to Literary Salons, Surreal Indoor Carnivals and full length dramas, epic solo works of Gothic Rapture & sumptuous feasts in magic realist Cantinas, Finucane & Smith are passionate artists and arts-workers - the exquisite, the unique, the outsider, the delicate: artists that are transcendent and seek a better humanity. Led by environmental scientist, human rights practitioner turned performer/creator Moira Finucane & remote country dreamer turned playwright/creator Jackie Smith,  we create theatrical & performance rapture – the physical, emotional spiritual visceral transportation of people and culture. 

Finucane & Smith collaborate with incendiary companies and artists around the world; working in national galleries and amusement parks, in the desert under the sky, in grand old theatres and antique musical halls, mixing artists, audiences and artforms in unexpected and powerful cocktails, they create worlds “so beautiful it hurts to leave them”; their work is infecting – moving, visceral, mystical, funny, dark and joyous. 

Artist website:  www.finucaneandsmith.com

Jeremy Pickard

Jeremy Pickard is the captain of Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theatre. Since 2007, Jeremy has been at the helm of a number of eco-theatre initiatives including Big Green Theater Festival (an annual eco-playwriting program for Brooklyn fifth-graders produced in partnership with The Bushwick Starr), Climate Collaborations (multidisciplinary performances for all ages created in collaboration with climate scientists), and The Planet Plays (a series of nine stories that together form a new mythology for our changing world). More information on Jeremy’s work can be found at www.superheroclubhouse.org.