Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tout-Monde Festival: Miami: March 1 - 12

"Opening up to the Caribbean is opening up to the world," 
Édouard Glissant (1928-2011)

The Tout-Monde Festival, March 1 - 12, presents contemporary productions from the Caribbean, spanning across all fields: visual and performing arts, music, dance, theatre, film and literature. Reflecting the spirit and philosophy of Edouard Glissant's  "Tout-Monde” view of the relation between territories, cultures and individuals as multiple roots in one “whole world”— the festival connects the United States and the wider Caribbean region with emphasis on the meaning of the “Tout-Monde” today. Curated by two internationnally renowned French Caribbean curators, Johanna Auguiac and Claire Tancons, and directed by the Cultural Attaché of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the USA, Vanessa Selk, the first edition of the festival will center on the theme of Hétéronomonde, confronting ideas of heteronomy and autonomy within the Tout-Monde. This edition features 17 artists and authors from the French Antilles—Guadeloupe, French Guyana and Martinique—invited to present their performances, their artwork, but also their films or their published works, in dialogue with 7 other Caribbean artists and authors from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haïti, Puerto-Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. More>>

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