F.A.M.E NYC is proud to spread the word about projects like Port Cities. It is important that art explores the past, speaks to the age we are living in and inspires us to build a better future.
PORT CITIES is a global performance art project linking five cities along 17th century Dutch trade routes. From Perth Australia to Cape Town South Africa, from Amsterdam and New York City to the old port of Jakarta, each city will host a unique project exploring our interconnected heritage and its legacy.
PORT CITIES events will:
- be presented on or nearby the city’s port
- explore the city’s connection to Dutch trade route history and its unique location on the route
- comprise a team of local and international collaborators
- include movement particular to the city (either through theme, experience, or dance)
Local myths, legends, and folklores will be explored against the backdrop of contemporary issues. The sum of all five cities will be documented as an interactive mapping space both on this website and within a gallery, as a project in five movements, like an opera.
PORT CITIES NYC, the first movement of the global odyssey, is a theatrical journey from the Financial District to Red Hook. In May 2016, audiences will meet at Pier 11 in the Financial District, ferry across the harbor accompanied by an original soundscape, dock in Red Hook’s working port, and board The Waterfront Museum Barge for a multimedia performance. Featuring a live musical score by Cameron Orr, generative projection visuals by Horus Vacui, and an ensemble who move, morph, and mix between early settler icons and modern city dwellers, PORT CITIES NYC highlights systems of trade and cycles of violence.
To learn more about Port Cities, please visit: http://www.portcitiesproject.org/.