With year round balmy temperatures and blue skies, one can understand how some may think that there aren’t really seasons in South Florida. But one season that does not go unnoticed here is gala season. From the Young Arts fete to the party at PAMM, the social season is now in session. If you’re wondering what to don to make you the belle of the ball, head to the Design District and hit up these shops to get dressed to the nines.
Somewhere between film, technology and interactive storytelling, “transmedia” is a genre prescient to how audiences are experiencing entertainment through a 21st century lens. During Basel art week, Ryan McNamara’s MEEM 4 MIAMI, for one, was designed for social media-hungry viewers, scripting a fast-paced, over-the-top choreography that melded dance, immersive theatre and voyeurism. Another Miami gem was The Love Song of Buckminster Fuller presented by MDC Live Arts, which deconstructed the cinematic paradigm with on-stage narration by director Sam Green and a live soundtrack by Yo La Tengo. This idea of giving people greater agency and engaging them on an experiential level is at the heart of South Florida’s only transmedia festival, Filmgate Interactive, which runs February 1st− 8th at locations throughout the city.