Playhouse Arts presents MIGRATIONS, an original ensemble-created multi-disciplinary, multicultural performance project returning October 2022. It involves dance, theater, movement, masks, puppets, projections, poetry, narratives and more.
The structure of this production is a procession: we will start at the Creamery District and finish with a celebratory parade at Valley West. The procession stops at various locations where different cultural groups will share their work, play, and culture.
In a procession, solidarity amongst participants grows, as walking together unites us in a shared Journey. The foot travels in human time. It connects us to the ground and to those who walked on it before us.
And the arts are the great connectors. Through the arts we are able to listen to ideas more easily, we grow a deeper understanding of our condition. Art allows us to empathize, and we can see the other as my other me.
MIGRATIONS will use the research and community outreach that Playhouse Arts continues to develop to broaden and deepen our relationships as humans. The Playhouse and her partners will look at who we are through the lens of migration in Humboldt, to find the connective tissue that binds us to this part of the earth today, and to look at the systemic inequities and history that have driven us to this point – to realize, to empathize, and to be compelled to just action.
Each group will develop their contribution independently, and Laura Muñoz, as coordinator and co-creator of the project, will offer the container for the procession and spaces, which will be agreed upon by each group. Laura and the Playhouse are here to facilitate, support, and help, should any group need it.
The parade at the end of the procession will be for all of us to participate in and celebrate with music, giant puppets and more! There will be food upon arrival.
We hope you will join us for this year’s Migrations : Walking Together Event.