Edge Zones presents the second annual Miami Performance International Festival, which takes place June 1– 30, 2013. In celebration of Miami-Dade’s diverse art scene, works will be showcased by over 35 international artists across the city in a range of sites, including: the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and at Edge Zones Projects at the Miami Design District.
The Miami Performance International Festival is an exciting four-week program of performance art accompanied by video screenings, talks, and workshops that culminate in an intense 4-day event. The festival is a tremendous opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging performance works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from 17 countries, as well as more than 40 national and local artists. This annual event provides a look at the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami. Events are free but availability is limited.
Miami Performance International Festival ’13—curated by Charo Oquet, Miami; Eliu Almonte, Dominican Republic; Pancho Lopez, Mexico; and Alexander del Re, Chile—is a much-needed networking platform for the art community and brings together the most important curators, artists and arts organizations from Latin America, the Caribbean and around the world. Unlike theater and dance, all MP ‘13 performances have no designated areas nor are they presented on a stage, but rather on the floor, dissolving the boundary between the artists and viewers.
Artists from the UK, Austria, USA, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Cuba, Panama, Canada, Colombia, France, Chile, Poland and Brazil. Artists from the Caribbean include Grupo Enma (Hanoi Cordero , Edgar Echavarria & Janler Méndez) from Cuba; from the Dominican Republic: Eliu Almonte, Gipsy De Los Santos Pichardo, Guillermo Liriano Bass, Pery Jimenez, Jochi Muñoz, Ismael Ogando, Grimaldy Polanco, and Nancy Vizcaino; Diego Bowie from Panama; and Vanessa Hernández Gracia, from Puerto Rico, among others.
This dialogue will continue throughout the year on Internet platforms through the Edge Zones and Miami Performance International Festival web portal at http://www.edgezones.org.
Performance (unrelated to this event) called “Catalogaré,” by Vanessa Hernández Gracia from http://bodegonconteclado.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/fugas-identitarias-arte-diasporico-de-los-caribes-globales/