Chilean Eco-Artists in Miami and Miami Beach & Nano Stern in concert and eco-theater by Manuela Infante
Produced by FUNDarte, in collaboration with the Rhythm Foundation and Miami Dade County Auditorium, Climakaze Miami will host three diverse days contemporary Chilean performing arts on April 19th, 20th and 21st at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach, and the On.Stage Black.Box at The Miami Dade County Auditorium in Little Havana. Climakaze Miami provides a thoughtful and intriguing interdisciplinary platform for artists creating work addressing environmental issues and climate change.
On Friday, April 19th, the weekend will kick off with an outdoor concert by Nano Stern in North Beach, presented in partnership with the Rhythm Foundation. Cherished by the millennial generation of Chile, as well as international audiences, Nano Stern is an energetic mix of global indie rock and Chilean tradition, and channels the unflinching troubadour spirit of the great Latin American singer-songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s. His path as an artist follows richly crafted song lines laid by his family and his Chilean musical ancestry, and unites those with a sound utterly fresh and relevant. The confluence of recent student and environmental political events in his home country Chile and Nano’s rise as an articulate writer and performer have positioned him as the voice of a newly politicized Chilean generation.
Vegetal State (Estado Vegetal) is a monologue in which the extraordinary Chilean actress Marcela Salinas brings to life, through the masterful use of her voice, the story of an accident, and the dozens of characters linked to the event, which revolves around the existence of an immense tree that has wide ranging impacts on the life of a community. As the only human being on stage, her dialogues, debates and depositions sprout from under an arc of lights, between plants, microphones, pedestals and pots to express the rejection, respect, attachment, love and incomprehension between humans and plants. This deceptively compact work establishes a timely, philosophical reflection on different ways of relating to the animal and plant kingdoms. This work is performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Created with an all-woman team, the play uses Infante’s sublime sense for comedy and theater in service of philosophical concepts about plant intelligence and vegetative soul. Estado Vegetal probes the human need to communicate; alternately, by staging the possibility of communication between plants, it also anticipates a post-anthropocentric theater. Estado Vegetal interrogates the value of a life that takes more time to process information or translate it into motion. It is hard to look at difference in people, or anything that photosynthesizes, in the same light after this.
In addition to the live performances, FUNDarte will host an artist talk with Manuela Infante. Free admission.
What: Nano Stern in Concert
When: Friday, April 19, 8:30PM
Where: North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach
(7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33141)
Cost: Event is free with suggested donation on entry
Tickets: Free RSVP at Rhythm Foundation
More Information: (305) 672-5202; (786) 348-0789 | www.rhythmfoundation.com
What: Estado Vegetal (Vegetative State) by Manuela Infante
When: Saturday, Apr. 20th at 8.30 p.m. & Sunday, April 21st at 3:00 p.m.
Where: On.Stage Black.Box Theater at The Miami Dade County Auditorium
(2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)
Cost: $30 adults | $25 students and seniors | $20 groups of 10+
A limited number of tickets for youth patrons through: www.cultureshockmiami.com.
Tickets: Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789
Visit us at www.fundarte.us for more information about our exciting and diverse live programming.