AIRIE, Artists in Residence in Everglades, presents a special Saturday in the Park, with Cross Pollination, a performance by Yukio Suzuki in partnership with PAXy at Royal Palm Visitor Center inside Everglades National Park.
Japanese dancer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki and Slovakian-born, Miami-based composer, sound / multimedia artist, performer, researcher and educator Juraj Kojs, collaborate to create, produce and present this multi-layered piece of performance art.
The project, Cross Pollination, will be presented at three locations throughout Miami-Dade County: the Everglades, following a month-long residency at AIRIE, the Lightbox at The Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood and Government Center Metrorail Station in Downtown Miami. The piece will adapt and ultimately evolve from its creation, at the Everglades’ Residency AIRIE, to each presentation
Performance is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Royal Palm Visitors Center. The event takes place on the First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day, coinciding with one of Everglades National Park Free Entrance Days.
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Yukio Suzuki (Japan) is a dancer and choreographer. He has studied butoh since 1997 and in 2000 he founded his dance company “YUKIO SUZUKI projects” in order to more widely activities as a choreographer, performer and director. He’s been to more than 40 cities in the world, and his strong physicality and dance performance that is flexible, sensitive, and sticking out of spaces, attracts local audience. He is also active in choreography for ballet dancers and children, collaboration with musicians, and workshops. His works have won several important awards in Japan, in 2008 his work “Confronting Silence” won the Grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Award.In 2012 he took part in Danse Elargie 2012 at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, where he placed among the top ten. www.suzu3.com
Juraj Kojš (Slovakia/USA). Miami New Times described his muscle-powered multimedia Neraissance as “striking and unforgettable,” MiamiArtzine called his Signals “enthralling and immersive,” and Miami Herald praised his Bang for the Train as “the most profound… unexpected and enjoyable.” Kojš’s commissions include Meet the Composer, Harvestworks, Vizcaya, Miami Theater Center and MDC Live Arts. Kojš published in Organized Sound, Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Journal and Journal of New Music Research. Kojš directs Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA). He holds a Ph.D in Composition and Computer Technologies from University of Virginia and taught at Medialogy Aalborg University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of Virginia and Miami International University. Kojš is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. www.kojs.net
PAXy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and developing new performance opportunities for emerging local artists and diversifying local cultural vision through exposure to worldwide artistic elements. www.paxy.org
Video: Alejandro Demetrius
Photography: Mateo Serna Zapata
Graphic Design: Sebastian Longhitano
Video: Alejandro Demetrius and David Narbecki