In conjunction with Siren Arts, and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Climakaze Miami heads to Miami Beach with performances of Elizabeth Doud’s The Mermaid Tear Factory, followed by an Eco-Artist community gathering; a Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon and the “Dear Climate” creative writing intensive taking place over the weekend at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, on bikeways and beaches.
Friday, April 20 / 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. — The Mermaid Tear Factory performance by Elizabeth Doud and Eco-Artist Talk, yoga and more
Saturday, April 21 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon
Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Dear Climate” Creative Writing Intensive
Sunday, April 22 / 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – The Mermaid Tear Factory performance by Elizabeth Doud (along Lincoln Road)
More event info: Activities in Miami Beach are free of charge. Space limited and participants must register for excursion and creative writing intensive at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/siren-arts-in-co-production-with-climakaze-miami-2018-and-fundarte-13088396905. More information: (305) 519-6877 | www.climakazemiami.org.
About the Activities:
Created and performed, and debuted by Elizabeth Doud in Bahia, Brazil, and directed by Giovanni Luquini, The Mermaid Tear Factory is a mobile mermaid sea garbage performance and exploration of the mermaid myth, and how the goddesses of the sea are confronting our hedonistic and pathological single use plastics consumption. 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. Performed on Friday, April 20 / 6:30 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Sunday, April 22 / 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. along Lincoln Rd.
The Friday evening performance of The Mermaid Tear Factory is included at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s Earth Day celebration. Activities feature energizing yoga and meditation session, and exhibitions by eco-artists Matt Stock of Abandoned Everglades, and Colin Foord of Coral Morphologic. Community gathering includes timely information from local environmental activists, and the unveiling of MBBG’s new Pine Rockland garden addition. Refreshments and food available. On Friday, April 20 / Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Free and open to the public.
Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon: This unique excursion immerses participants in some of Miami Beach’s best assets: City Bikes, dancing and the ocean! We begin a bike journey in front of the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, then head to South Point Park, and circle back north to Indian Beach Park at 42nd and Collins Ave. where we will have a group dance on the beach lead by dancer and choreographer Michelle Murray with live drumming. Following the dance, a swim leader will invite the group for an ocean swim. Total triathlon time is 90 minutes and approximately eight miles of bike riding. On Saturday, April 21 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. departing from Miami Beach Botanical Garden (free with registration required).
“Dear Climate” Creative Writing Intensive: Originally conceived by Una Chaudhuri and collaborators at NYU’s Tisch School, the Dear Climate project is a provocative written and graphic conversation with our planet’s climate. Climakaze Miami is embracing their dialogic effort by hosting creative writing intensives that generate conversations and writing from Miami to our biosphere. This writing intensive is lead by Elizabeth Doud and Neil de la Flor, and open to artists and all climate-concerned folks free of charge in and around the grounds of the garden. On Sunday, April 22 / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden (free with registration required).