4th Miami Performance International Festival

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Edge Zones presents the fourth annual Miami Performance International Festival. Founded in 2012, this year’s festival will be held June 25-28, 2015. As curator Charo Oquet states, Miami Performance 2015 (M/P ’15) will be “an intense and stimulating week where dozens of local, national and international artists will perform new and exciting work.”

Participating artists: Annette Arlander (Finland); Kevin Arrow (USA); Maria Theresa Barbist (Austria/USA); Raine Blunk (USA); The Brants (USA); David Brieske (USA);  Hector Canonge (New York/USA); Anja Carr (Norway); Chabrowski (Germany); Iron (USA); Jen Clay (USA); James Concannon (USA); Orlando Estrada (USA); Liz Ferrer (USA); Susanne Irene Fjørtoft (Norway); Whit Forrester (USA); Liony Garcia (USA); Ida  Grimsgaard (Norway); Yon Sun Gullach (Norway); House Pencil Green (USA); Sasha Huber (Finland/Switzerland/Haiti); Jan & Dave  (USA); Arlyn Jimenez (Dominican Republic/USA); Travis Jonson (USA); Jon Konkol (USA); Sam Lopez de Victoria (USA); Julieta Maria (Canada); Male Model (USA); RJ Myato( USA); Phoebe Novak (USA); Poncili Creación (Puerto Rico ); Charo Oquet (Dominican Republic/USA); UOM (USA/Argentina ); Sara Pathirane (Finland); JuJu Pie (USA);  Richter/Meyer/Marx (Germany); Awilda Rodriguez, (Puerto Rico); David Rohn (USA); Rah Saneie (Iran /Canada);  Barron Sheerer (USA); Franzisca  Siegrist (Norway); Katie Stirman (USA); Tove Vestmø (Norway); Otto Von Shirach (USA); Willem Wilhelmus (Netherlands/Finland); Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland); and Carlo Zanni (Italy).

Description: M/P ’15 is concerned with the limits of visual and living arts and the performance space. The festival is exclusively dedicated to performance art, an artistic form that uses language and movement to transcend traditional borders and dichotomies. The program of performance art is accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops. M/P ‘15 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 works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from all parts of the world. This event provides an insight into 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.

In celebration of Miami-Dade’s diverse art scene, works will be showcased across the city at a range of sites, including The Museum of Contemporary Art of N. Miami, FL, The Miami Designed District, ArtCenter/South Florida, Churchill’s and the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.

M/P ’15 is also a much-needed, vibrant networking platform for the art community and brings together the artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe working in the field of performance art. M/P ’15 aims to provide a public platform for remarkable, unusual and engaged performances. Performance art is primarily concerned with the creation of the ephemeral.  The Festival offers the public an opportunity to discover a realm at the edge of artistic disciplines. Unlike theater and dance, M/ P ‘15 performances have no designated areas, but rather remain unconstrained by a traditional stage, dissolving the boundary between the artists and viewers.

This dialogue will continue throughout the year on Internet platforms through the Edge Zones and Miami Performance International Festival web portal (http://www.edgezones.org) and online blogs.

Schedule:   

June 25:  ArtCenter/South Florida – 924 Lincoln Rd, 2nd. Floor, Miami Beach, Florida

June 25:  Churchill’s– 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida

June 26:  Edge Zones Art Project, 93 NE 40th St. Miami, Florida

June 27:  MoCA North Miami–770 NE 125 Street North Miami, Florida

June 28:  Miami Beach Botanical Garden – 2000 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, Florida

Contact: 

Charo Oquet at (305) 303- 8852 or edgezones@me.com

Edge Zones Art Projects, PO Box 398356, Miami Beach, FL 33239

For more information, see www.miamiperformancefestival.org

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