Saturday, September 25th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Playhouse Arts presents Migrations, an original ensemble-created multi-disciplinary, multicultural performance event premiering September 25, 2021. It involves walking, dance, theater, movement, masks, puppets, projections, poetry, narratives, and more.
The structure of this event 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.
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 their 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.
Audience members can join us for the whole event, or they can choose what sections of the procession and cultural sharings to join. There will be a map and estimated times for each location coming soon.
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.
Partners Performing as part of Migrations
- HAPI: DreamMaker Project of the Ink People
Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) will be featuring Southeast Asian culture and migration stories in their contribution to Migrations. The Lao and Hmong communities are the newest Asian immigrants to Humboldt County. HAPI hopes to showcase young Lao dancers performing traditional folk dances as well as migration stories from the Lao and Hmong communities of the North Coast.
HAPI is a nascent organization that got its start with the production of Swingposium, a traveling production of San Jose Taiko in collaboration with members of the Humboldt Asian community and HSU Jazz Orchestra. The purpose of Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity is to build and empower our community by amplifying, supporting and encouraging diverse voices and perspectives to foster a more engaged and inclusive community. A recent project it is co-sponsoring is the Eureka Chinatown Project which is unearthing the untold history of the Chinese Expulsion on the late 19th and early 20th centuries in old town Eureka.