My paradise is... a creativity session and fashion show for children with artist Mette Tommerup

"My paradise is…"

A Paradise-inspired fantasy experience conceived by Mette Tommerup, this participatory performance plays at being washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck and forced to create one’s own paradise from scratch. "My Paradise is..." lets children create clothing from palm fronds and perform in a fashion show. This piece examines notions of paradise from a child’s perspective and encourages the entire family to make their own paradise.

Please join us for this all ages creativity session as part of Paradise Summit Miami, a group exhibition and summit at Emerson Dorsch.

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1-3:00PM Create costumes of palm fronds. All supplies will be available - participants welcome to bring own materials too.

3:00PM Fashion show parade inside gallery utilizing stairway sculptures accompanied my children’s percussion enssmble. Children welcome to bring instruments for this!

Awards for:
1. Most Creative Costume
2. Most Humorous Costume
3. Most Well-made Costume