Baba Yaga! Miami's first traveling wagon stage is bringing art outside of the box and onto the streets! Old medicine show inspired, Baba Yaga is a traveling venue where people from all walks of life can gather and build community around the arts. Our mission is to create and foster original performance through workshopping with a collective of like minded artists from all art disciplines and present it on the wagon for all to enjoy. With the help of grants and donors, most shows are free of charge in hopes of making performance and art more accessible to those that have yet to connect to the art culture. We are daring to create and unleash new, original, locally made multi-disciplinary art work into the community in order to build a larger creative family. With intentions to inspire, share, play, and celebrate our inter-connectedness through art, Baba Yaga's concept was born out of a need to bring quality performance to people from all walks of life. Our aim is to bridge the socio-economic gap between people and the arts. By doing that, we believe we can inspire people and change their world and thus the world for the better.
This is the trailer of the wagon's inaugural show "7" at PAMM 12/4/17
This is a picture from an original performance piece called "7," performed at PAMM on Baba Yaga Arts Wagon.
Created & performed by Shira Lee Abergel, the wagon's founder, this show was a multi-sensory journey through the chakras and loosely based on the Eastern European folk-tale about "Baba Yaga" the witch.
This is a picture featuring Rachel Angel playing on the Baba Yaga Arts Wagon at the joyous event of the Baba BBQ!
This is a picture of the Baba Yaga Arts Wagon and her ladies channeling positive energy at her current residence of Aloha Farms in the Redlands!
This is the mural on the back wall of the wagon.
Charcoal on wood of natural Florida by Christina Pettersson.
This is another picture of "7" (an original multi-media show by Shira Abergel) performed at The Perez Art Museum Miami in December 2017.
Original Baba Wagon show - "7"
"7" is a multimedia performance by artist Shira Abergel loosely based on the Eastern European myth of Baba Yaga, and Shira’s spiritual search for family through film, theatre, and live music.
The tale of Baba Yaga tells the story of a young girl named Vasilisa and the witch of the East. The story begins when Vasilisa’s step-mother sends her on a quest for light in the forest where she must round up the courage to face the dreaded witch with the help of a very special doll.
"7" emerges as a metaphor for Vasilisa’s journey and Shira’s own search for her authentic light.
Baba Yaga’s world is made up of a mix of dichotomies from galactic to microscopic, analog and digital, mundane to ritualistic, and everything in between. The influence of the number 7 reoccurs throughout the show, spanning all stages of this polarity.
This performance engages the audience in far out inner explorations through psychedelia-inspired sets, lights, projection and music.
"7" was the wagon's kick off performance to bring the arts outside of the box and into the Magic City. 2013 Knight Arts Challenge winner "Baba Yaga Arts Wagon" got rolling with this inaugural show thanks to The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation & who funded it's creation, Miami - Dade County Cultural Affairs, and the community's support through a Kickstarter campaign in 2016.
A neighborhood BBQ & Show on Baba Yaga Arts Wagon to meet your neighbors and bring communities together.
This first time event was hosted at Jam I Am Central in Unincorporated - Dade. There were people of all ages, delicious gourmet burgers (vegan options too) by Bruce Klepper, and NYC based musicians Rachel Angel and The Due Diligance, as well as Miami's own singer-songwriter Shira Lee.
Baba Does The Love Burn
We were privileged to join with O,Miami at The Love Burn, an arts filled festival hosted at Virginia Key. There we served as a stage and pop-up venue for poets, musicians, and even a Brazilian drumming workshop taught by the talented Brian Potts.
Hundreds of people gathered under the stars to watch a giant wooden art sculpture of the globe burn to reveal a metal sculpture of a heart in the middle.
The Burn represents letting go of things we are ready to shed.
Movie Screenings & More
We have the capability to do pop up movie screenings throughout South Florida! We have yet to do one due to funds, but are equipped and ready to bring local and international film to communities near and far!
Pop Up Concert Series
We have been planning to spread the positive effects of music throughout our city. Stay tuned to find a concert near you!