"Tide by Side" inaugurates the Faena District Miami Beach
Sazoneros! It's getting closer to Art Basel so I hope you're making a list of your favorite fairs and events around Miami. Today, I wanted to share a free Faena Art processional performance called Tide by Side which will take place from 3-6pm on Sunday, November 27. There's no RSVP required so gather up your friends and head down to the beach!
Directed by Claire Tancons in collaboration with Gia Wolff and Arto Lindsay, the processional will feature local and international artists, and will bring Faena District to life by celebrating the power of community, ritual and urban space. With float-like piñatas and pelicans, a conga in reverse, an intricate food ceremony with a menu drawn from seven of South Florida’s historic staples (maize, sweet potato, pineapple, palm cabbage, conch, turkey, alligator), food trucks, and a vibrant soundtrack by Arto Lindsay featuring conch-shell players, rah-rah bands, steel-drum groups, marching bands, as well as classical and pop choirs and operatic singing—it’s going to be quite an event!
Building upon parades, carnivals, and other public ceremonials from across the Americas and the Caribbean, Tide by Side inaugurates the Faena District Miami Beach with new commissions of works by an international cast of artists and performers. The outcome of a two-year collaboration on an unprecedented district- and city-wide scale, with more than 30 South Florida cultural institutions and hundreds of participants, Tide by Side takes the form of a processional performance that provides a framework for a collective celebration of, and reflection on, themes of community and creation. Drawn together by a mutual interest in the politics and aesthetics of parades, Tancons and her codirectors have devised a one-of-a-kind performance down Collins Avenue. Get ready to celebrate!