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The Mermaid Tear Factory performance by Elizabeth Doud


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Friday, April 20 / 6:30 p.m. — The Mermaid Tear Factory performance by Elizabeth Doud and Eco-Artist Talk

In conjunction with Siren Arts, Climakaze Miami heads to Miami Beach with performances of Elizabeth Doud’s The Mermaid Tear Factory, followed by an Eco- Artist Talk; a Bike-Dance-Swim Triathlon and the “Dear Climate” creative writing intensive taking place over the weekend at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

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.

For a full event schedule and artist bios, go to: https://www.climakazemiami.org/program-info/

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; The City of Miami Beach; The Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Culture Shock Miami; University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund; Centro Cultural de España en Miami; Pamela’s Restaurant; Generación Asere; The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald; MiamiArtZine; MAG; WDNA and Romaldesign.

Program of Miami Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and in co-production with Climakaze Miami and FUNDarte, Inc. Featured sponsors for this workshop are the Dear Climate Project (www.dearclimate.net) and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

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. Climakaze Miami is a forward thinking initiative of FUNDarte, which tackles climate denial using live performance and interactive learning.