Playhouse Arts presents MIGRATIONS: Walking Together, an annual original ensemble-created multi-disciplinary, multicultural performance project. It involves dance, theater, movement, masks, puppets, poetry, narratives and more.
The 2023 procession will take place on Saturday, September 30th, meeting at Carlson Park in Valley West at 9 AM, and ending at the Arcata Playhouse at around 2 PM.
The structure of this free event is a procession: we will start in Valley West at Carlson Park (5201 Carlson Park Dr, Arcata, CA 95521), and finish at the Arcata Playhouse (1251 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521). The procession stops at several locations along the route where diverse cultural groups and organizations such as Centro Del Pueblo, the Yurok Wellness Coalition, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Humboldt Taiko share their work, play, and culture. Participants can plan to walk the whole route or just drop in for a performance or two hosted by these local organizations.
Migrations utilizes the research and community outreach that Playhouse Arts continues to develop to broaden and deepen our relationships as humans. The arts help us experience the connective tissue that binds us to this part of the earth today. The Playhouse and their partners look at who we are through the lens of migration in Humboldt to see the systemic inequities and history that have driven us to this point – to realize, to empathize, and to be compelled to undertake just action. This original, multi-disciplinary, multicultural project offers dance, movement, storytelling, puppetry, music, poetry and more. Join us for the whole walk (about 5 miles) or drop in for specific performances and cultural sharings! Strollers and bikes are welcome; please, no motor vehicles.
We hope you will join us for this year’s Migrations : Walking Together, September 30th, 9 AM-2PM.