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Opening Celebration at PAMM

Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at PAMM

PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
04/24/2014
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Second Part of performance Akuzuru will perform Ak-t 2 The Knowing
on Friday, April 25, 4:30-5:30pm.


Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront bar on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic.

'“TRANCE-FORMATIONS: Doucement……l’Eau por L’ORI”
7–8pm: Performance by Akuzuru: Ak-t 1 Body Aphorisms
The Trinidadian artist’s first live performance in the U.S. will debut an interdisciplinary work in two ak-ts over two days evoking themes of fertility and interconnectivity. This complex work will involve several choreographed elements, including movement and sound, outside and within the museum. Akuzuru will perform Ak-t 2 The Knowing on Friday, April 25, 4:30-5:30pm.

This new work embarks on a conversation, which straddles parallel spiritual and spatial dimensions and, “the contemporaneous gestures of the human and vast planetary being-scapes.” The ORI of the title, which literally means- head in the ancient Yoruba language is the metaphysical orientation of one's destiny through spiritual, intuitive, vigor. ORI is acknowledged throughout the Caribbean Diaspora within the practices of the Orisa, Santeria, Candomble and Voudoun spiritual traditions.

Employing a kind of magical realism in her expanded “ak-tion environments,” various spaces throughout the museum, will be utilized as blank pages of a book where dots rather than words, blot the pages through an abstract structural narrative. Ak-t 1 Body Aphorisms will involve an intense outdoor procession of horses, dancers and the audience followed by interventions in several specific sites inside of the museum. The second day’s Ak-t 2 The Knowing will continue with dancers entering the museum where further ak-tions will take place.

The artist asserts that: ‘Trance’ connotes the electro-sensory firing within the corporeal that triggers the memory space, ak-tivating the potential exchange of ‘knowing,” unveiling one’s ORI within the conscient-sphere…… a mind-expansion endeavor, whereby, ORI- Projection establishes one’s reach along one’s meta-journey of advancement.’

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