YoungArts Alumnus Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) is bringing an inspired blend of jazz, skateboarding and new media to the YoungArts Campus. Join us for an intimate Salon about Moran’s creative inspiration, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where Moran will meet iconic street skater and childhood hero Mark Gonzales (also known as “Gonz” or “The Gonz”) for the first time. Often called the Salvador Dali of skateboarding, Gonz has been credited with reinventing the wheel for street skaters and bringing street skating to the forefront with a 1984 cover for Thrasher magazine. Following the talk, Moran will share a site-specific iteration of this body of work replete with acarved-out half-bowl, half-pipe ramp installed on the Plaza in a family-friendly, multidisciplinary Outside the Box performance on the YoungArts Plaza. Featuring Miami’s best street skaters organized by professional skateboarder Joel Meinholz and acclaimed skateboard photographer Ian O’Connor, audiences will experience a 360-degree immersion filled with the art of improvisation in both music and sport.STARR Catering Group will be offering a range of beverage options, and light to hearty bites will be available for purchase.
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.
TICKET PRICE: Tickets are $35 (general admission), $28 (members), $20 (students), $0 (Outside the Box Performance)