Arts
6:30 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Miami Performance International Festival Aims To Make Working Artists Accessible

“Mezclilla/Denim”
“Mezclilla/Denim”
Credit Photo by Neil de la Flor

The 2013 Miami Performance International Festival obliterates the line between viewers and mid-career and emerging artists from Miami and around the world. In its second year, the festival, curated by Charo Oquet, takes place in Miami’s Design District and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and runs through the month of June.

Artists from the Edge Zones collective recently took over the Design District with “Mezcilia/Denim,” a street performance that consisted of several artists literally sewn together. While the street performers made their way around the Design District, Miami artist David Rohn, with Carlota Pradera and Danilo de la Torre, performed “Affordable Care” at the gallery space. “Affordable Care” was a moving commentary on the cost of healthcare and consequences of aging.

The festival includes an extensive lineup of video screenings, talks and workshops that will culminate in a series of events over four days. The festival provides the community with an opportunity to experience working artists close-up. All events are free, but space is limited. For a detailed list of upcoming events visit www.edgezones.org or www.miamiperformancefestival.org.