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WEAVE – a twilight parade
August 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm
Processional Arts Workshop (PAW) returns to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, continuing an annual tradition of community-built immersive art that began with WHIRL in 2016. This year’s lantern parade, entitled WEAVE, explores the individual patterns, motifs, and textures that come together to create Vizcaya.
One hundred years ago, Vizcaya’s owner James Deering and artistic director Paul Chalfin took multiple journeys to Europe to create Vizcaya’s immersive environment, assembling a collection of artifacts and architectural details that reflected many cultures and time periods. WEAVE brings these threads together in a participatory procession of lanterns, sounds, and projections created and performed by locals.
The performance will be built in a week-long series of public workshops. These are a hands-on opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to work closely with PAW artists Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn. Throughout the week, participants will create lanterns inspired and informed by Vizcaya’s rich history, guided by Michahelles and Kahn on concept and techniques, and collaborate with other participants on all aspects of production. Those who wish will also have the opportunity to perform in the culminating twilight procession.