O, Miami Festival

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Country and Region United StatesFlorida
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Miami, Florida, USA
Festival Contact Information

University of Wynwood
800 NW 7th avenue
Miami, FL 33137 USA
Email: info@universityofwynwood.org

Festival Description

O, Miami is a biennial poetry festival in Miami, FL. Produced by the University of Wynwood with principal support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami creates a series of events and projects with the simple goal of every person in Miami-Dade County finding a poem during the month of April. Mixing traditional readings with innovative poetry-in-public-places projects, the festival weaves poetry into the fabric of the city’s existing infrastructure and cultural life.

Festival Dates April 1 - 30, 2013
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Festival Events:

Performance feature 2013:
    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    Two Showtimes: 1:00pm & 3:30pm (seating is extremely limited, only 50 reservations per performance)
    Tickets: $15
    Location: BFI #BasFisherInvitational
    100 Northeast 11th Street Miami, FL 33132
    • A site-specific performance and installation by Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Claudia La Rocco, Davison Scandrett. Costumes by James Kidd.
    • Why do we continually seek objective refuge as we debate subjective aesthetics? In keeping with the way we work, the piece is also about a response to space, and in this case, a specific location that represents the cultural infusion and complexity of Miami, a city we come to, on some level, as artistic tourists; we’re invested in this place, and yet it isn’t our native territory. “Taste” does not exist in a conceptual vacuum; nor is our work a linear or didactic explication of themes; rather its identity is formed by a fluid exploration with and within the layers of context contained in the space it inhabits. More broadly, “Taste” concerns the two of us as objectified performers; dancers, and really any performing bodies, cannot escape fetishization.


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