The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
By Charo Oquet, Edge Zones
This year local performance artists participated in large numbers in the second annual Miami Performance International Festival from June 1– 30, 2013, M/P ’13 thanks to the support of a newly received John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to support their production cost. More than 30 artists from Miami will perform new works at M/P ‘13 an exciting four-week program of performance art accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops that culminate in an intense 5-day event. The festival is a tremendous opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging performance works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from 17 countries, as well as more than 40 national and local artists. This annual event provides a look at the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami. Events were free.
Jenna Balfe photo Samannaz Rohanimanesh