Playhouse Arts presents MIGRATIONS: Walking Together, an original ensemble-created multi-disciplinary, multicultural performance project returning October, 1st 2022 9AM-2PM. It involves dance, theater, movement, masks, puppets, poetry, narratives and more.
The structure of this free event is a procession: we will start in front of the Arcata Playhouse (1251 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521) and finish with a celebratory parade at Valley West in Carlson Park (5201 Carlson Park Dr, Arcata, CA 95521). The procession stops at several locations along the route where diverse cultural groups and organizations such as Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI), Centro Del Pueblo, the Yurok Wellness Coalition, Outer Space, and the North Coast Environmental Center will 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 will 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. We will celebrate with food upon arriving at our final destination, Carlson Park. 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.
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, October 1st, 9 AM-2PM.