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¡Viva la Soul Power!

Intermedia Arts presents The Peoples Cook production of
¡Viva la Soul Power!

A revolutionary culinary experience

Conceived & Written by Robert F. Karimi
Featuring: Mero Cocinero Karimi & his Culinary Comrades
Creative Consultants: Laurie Carlos & Ellen Sebastian Chang
Environmental Design: Erin Lavelle & Kathy Maxwell
Lighting Design: Kathy Maxwell
Nutrition Advisor: Avril Greenberg

Performance Run: November 1-4 & 7-10, 2012 | House open at 6PM, Show starts at 7PM
Tickets: $25 | Seating is limited; we strongly encourage advance reservations.

Energize your appetite! Get ready for a hilariously delicious evening guided by Mero Cocinero, host of The Cooking Show con Karimi & Comrades. Set within the Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar) exhibit, audiences can expect an interactive journey that their soul & senses will never forget. Free full meal with your show ticket!

¡Viva la Soul Power! is part of The Peoples Cook’s 28 Days of Good Energía, a quest for community well-being. Join Mero Cocinero for 28 days of live & online events from October 19 – November 15, 2012 celebrating culture, joy & the revolutionary act of eating together - all rooted in the rich tradition of Día de los Muertos. For more info & a full project schedule, visit www.ThePeoplesCook.org.

$25 | Seating is limited; we strongly encourage advance reservations.
 Make reservations online or over the phone by calling 612.871.4444

Pre-sold tickets are available for pick-up through will call at Intermedia Arts on each performance evening. If tickets are not claimed 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the performance, the unclaimed tickets may be released to a waiting list.

Check out a teaser for ¡Viva la Soul Power!

The Peoples Cook invites audiences to feed & be fed. We encourage participants to take an active role in an exchange of food, stories & recipes, reconnecting culture and art. Based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, The Peoples Cook tours the nation, bringing the funny to foodie in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among others. We incorporate local artists and community members into our residencies to sustain dynamic community engagement. We work in diverse communities, and create cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, participatory arts activities. The Peoples Cook unites cross-cultural cooking & interdisciplinary art to promote well-being. www.ThePeoplesCook.org

28 Days of Good Energía is a project of Creative Capital. Additional funding is provided by MAP Fund, SuperValu Foundation and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Open Kitchen & Happenings are supported by The America Project, a program of MAPP International Productions with funding from The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Artist, educator and activist Sekou Sundiata (1948-2007) created The America Project in 2001 as a means to bring together creative process and public engagement in service to imagination, civic dialogue and critical citizenship. The America Project informed and culminated in his 2006 multimedia theatrical performance, the 51st dream state. Today, MAPP International Productions carries forward The America Project, by developing and supporting artist-driven initiatives that empower people from many walks of life to explore the intricate and powerful connection between their citizenship and their creative voices.

¡Viva la Soul Power! is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Intermedia Arts in partnership with Kaotic Good Productions, Asian Arts Initiative and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.
¡Viva la Soul Power! and Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar) are part of Intermedia Arts’ Catalyst Series.